Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Road Trip Day 5 - The Journey Home


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We arrived in Lethbridge, AB at 2:30 in the morning. I felt destroyed - defeated and not great. We checked into a motel on Mayor Megrath. I had a restless sleep watching the car through a slit in the curtains as I was sure something was going to happen to it.

I was glad to be back in Alberta.

There is no place like home.

Even Lethbridge is home-like as it were I spent my university years.

All the evil was behind me - it was clear sailing, a relative grocery run, to go from Lethbridge to Red Deer. I was still stinging from the fine, the car falling off the trailer, the gunshot, the breakdown and finally, the tire. I was a beaten man but I was home.

I dropped Bryan off at his home around noon. I arrived at the acreage shortly after that. My mom and my brothers met me in the driveway. I had my brother Neal dive the car off the trailer. It wasn't steering quite right and was noticeably loud (missing exhaust).

The remaining exhaust was hanging down and got caught up on the trailer during the off-loading. I had Neal drive the car into the garage and shut it off. I had a beer... and a nap.

This was a harrowing trip and probably ill-advised. I spent a mint and I am going to sting from that for awhile as I am still quite under-employed. I don't think I would do this again. At the same time I'm glad I did. I'm glad the car is here I think the project really has some momentum now.

I want to thank Bryan Compton for coming along - he was great company.


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