It is about a 3.5 hour drive from Huntsville to St. Catharines. We do the drive often: Highway 11, Highway 400, 401, 427, QEW, 406. For excitement, sometimes we use the 407. Always a good idea at the time, never quite sure when the hangover in the form of the 407 bill comes in. As we are normally driving there for a weekend with my in-laws, we tend to going South on Friday nights and North on Sunday nights.
This past weekend was such a trip. We left later than we normally do on a Sunday because we had the rare occasion of a quiet afternoon and supper with just my Mother-in-Law. So, we didn’t leave until after 7 o’clock. A long trip for someone who has to work the next morning – ahem, unfortunately, that is not me.
The trip seemed to go by in a flash this time. We talked about my family, his family, Huntsville, Toronto, his work, my potential job offer, our friends, where our next vacation might be, Christmas gifts (yes, sorry, I have a problem – blame my mother), future plans, and short-term plans. He laughed at me, I laughed at him. We laughed together.
And somehow when I looked up, the sign said “Huntsville 53 kms”
March 19, 2012 Extra-Ordinary: The mundane turned into reconnection.