Saturday, March 10, 2007

The say you Can't go Home...

I spent last weekend racking up 32 hours in overtime and worked until I just felt like I couldn't move this past week. I REALLY needed a chance to depcompress. Can you say Bike Ride? Sure you can. I kinda like the way your face gets all scrunched up when you say that! This morning after my discipleship group meeting concluded I hit the highway. It was a little chilly and was drizzling. By the time I hit the southside of Atlanta the drizzle had stopped and the sun was trying to peek out. A few hours later I was riding thru southwest Georgia - the area where I grew up. One of my favorite road side sights is Parrott, Georgia.Yes, there really is a town named Parrott in Georgia. Several years ago they did a refresh of the little train depot the town had making it the town's welcome center. The small downtown is gorgeous and full of small shops. In all the years I have rode thru Parrot on the highway, I have always commented on the appeal of the town's appearance. But as of yet I have not ever made time to stop and explore it. Today was another day when I just could not spare the time as I had to be back in Atlanta this evening. I'll have to make a trip back this way sometime.

I had set out on this day trip to make a suprise visit to my brother's house. I knew he had a ton of work to do and would be in his shop all weekend, so it made it easy to surprise him with a drop in visit.I enjoyed a 3 hour visit with him and managed to get to visit briefly with my Mom as well before I had to get back on the highway headed home. After stopping on the highway for dinner, I made it home around 10pm, tired, but mentally refreshed.

Total trip: 534 miles

4 comments:

Ally said...

I am so glad you had a chance to get away and relax for a few hours. I've never heard of Parrot, but it looks like the sort of town you can relax in.

Biker Betty said...

Wow!! 534 miles is quite a ride. Sounds like you had fun and that is great. My in-laws used to live in Conyers, GA. It can sure get hot there in the summer.

Combatscoot said...

32 hours is alot of overtime. Lil' Wifey works as a fast-food restaurant manager, so she can sometimes rack-up the hours, too. We've got to get her trained on the scoot so we can up and take-off whenever she has some down time. She sometimes gets to ride on the back of mine, but finding babysitters has been difficult. With Wifey riding her own, I can bring the Rug Rat along-with.
Glad you had a good ride.

atlanta_bambi said...

That makes me remember that a good kayaking trip would help me to knock out some stress. It sure sounds like you had a worthwhile trip. :)