Carol and I drove six hours to Nebraska this past Sunday. I have to say the drive went fairly quickly and didn’t really bother me at all. Most long car trips have two distinct phases. During the first phase I am comfortable, fully alrert, and generally in a good mood. This can last anywhere from two hours to about ten. On Sunday it lasted about 5 1/2 hours. Right around the time we left the main road both of us got noticibly less comfortable. It might be the fact that the road got considerably bumpier, or maybe just the fact that five hours in a car is a really long time.
Despite the long car ride the wedding was a lot of fun. I know they say weddings where you don’t know anyone are supposed to be dreadfully boring, but I just don’t agree. After some carefully controlled scientific experiments it was discovered that this event contained what can be described as the Three Keys to Fun. These things, in no particular order, are free food, free wine, and the chicken dance.
Oh, and it should be noted that my wife can still swing dance, despite being eight months pregnant.