Friday, May 28, 2010
Let me just start by saying, Marion HATES being in the car, she will scream the entire time she is in there unless you have just fed her and can get moving right away. Today was a REAL doozey. I left a little early to get Camryn from school to stop by Goodwill and the bank first. Marion had just eaten and I figured she would fall asleep in the car once we got moving. First of all, I hit EVERY red light, and I mean EVERY. ONE. Now this would be really annoying if it didn't happen to me literally every time I take her somewhere...I mean it, it really does happen every time we go anywhere with her in the car. I think someone has it our for me, but it got worse.
Not only every red light but I was stopped by the MAX train going to the bank and then behind a school bus that had about 100 kids getting off, and then again coming back from the bank, I got stopped by the MAX again to go to Camryn's school. Also there was a lane closure because the city of Portland thought today would be a good day to trim some trees on 122nd Ave.
We had to wait a few minutes for Cam to get out of school and then on to get Dave from work...again every red light. Dave came out, and we were on our way to the airport to see Bryn who had a short layover on her way to Hawaii.
We left the school at the same time all of the buses leave so that always takes while, so we decided to cut through the Safeway parking lot to get onto the freeway. Once we hit the freeway we were good for about 5 minutes. Then traffic hit for I-205, So we got off on the next exit to take Airport way...so did about five million other people. We were on Airport way for what seemed like an eternity...again hitting every red light. Once we FINALLY got up to I-205 we saw the sign that said I-205 Bridge work, expect delays. Once again the city of Portland thought today would be a good day to work on the 205 bridge, right during rush hour. I think all road construction should be done at night when there are less cars out...but I digress. We get to the airport, park, Get Marion (still in her car seat) into the stroller and she couldn't be happier. Bryn meets us at the gate and we walk over to get her some food before she has to leave to catch her next flight. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Bryn, but it was totally not worth the trouble to go and see her for a whopping ten minutes. But wait! It doesn't end there...
We still had to drive home! On our way home there was a ton of traffic going that way too, because of a car accident. We get past that and after hitting every red light some guy totally cuts me off in the middle of an intersection. So aside from getting into an accident myself, I was bombarded with every hazard you can encounter while driving. I am not leaving the house for ten years!!