30 Days of Gratitude: Day 18

I’m back from my trip to Pittsburgh and a week of intense spiritual work with 20 of my favorite people.

My first shout-out of gratitude about the trip has to go to the two friends I traveled with.  Richard and Rob made two days stuck in a car out and back delightful beyond words.  All our decisions about where to eat, where to stay the night, where to stop for gas and potty breaks rose organically with no tension or fussing.  The Garmond and the atlas kept us on track with the guys tweaking the route (as is a guy’s purogative).

Maybe we were all just indoctrinated in “Minnesota Nice”  (the fellas live in Minneapolis), but I can’t imagine getting along so easily with even my best friends.  Changes in our schedule, in rendezvous points, detours, me forgetting my billfold at the motel outside Peoria or needing a potty in the middle of Pittsburgh rush hour traffic—nothing flapped these unflappable gents.  Beaucoup thanks to you, guys.

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kathryn McCullough
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 19:27:00

    I’m pleased to hear your trip went well. I grew up in Pittsburgh and know what needing to potty during rush hour would mean! Good guys, indeed! I missed your posts, my friend! It’s great to hear from you!


  2. karen
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 21:35:32



  3. Kitty
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 22:57:23

    I hope you had a wonderful time. I missed you!!!


  4. pegoleg
    Aug 02, 2011 @ 14:10:50

    Hey, I’m not far from Peoria!

    Glad you had such pleasant traveling companions – what a blessing.


    • Sandy Sue
      Aug 02, 2011 @ 14:57:08

      We spent the night in Bloomington. I left my billfold at the motel, but the staff got it to me FedEx overnight with my cash converted to a check for safety. So nice to encounter honest folk on the road!


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