Tova and I drove from about 10.30 till 5ish. We made it to the same hotel as last year. It's just of fun to be in the same hotel. We feel like regulars.
Tova and I talked and looked out the window for the first 2 - 3 hours. The drive was reasonable, no somke from bush fires, no road blocks from bush fires, just some wind.
We stopped and hand lunch in the same parky bit as last year too... just by fluke. The wind seemed to get a bit stronger the futher west we drove.
I put on a dvd for Tova for the rest of the trip.
I was listening to the radio, which was telling me about fires and storms.
Apparently I was heading right into a crazy pants storm with massive hail stones and high winds etc.. Yep, they were telling the truth. IT WAS SCARY! Thank you very much for that universe! I had to pull over at one stage because after the car was almost blown off the road the rain decided to make the road invisible.
It was a bit tricky to find the side of the road, but I did, and pulled over as did the car in front of me. Scary.
I was shaking.
The car was shaking.
Tova was happy. I love that kids feel safe with parents.
The rain stopped a little bit so I drove on very slow for a bit until there was a rest stop. I pulled up for a while and waited it out. It didn't take long. The storm passed, we carried on. There were many times where the wind didn't like my car driving in a straight line, but we managed. slowly.
After Horsham the world seemed to calm down and we watched the smoke from the bush fires out the left window.
Now at Kaniva. That was enough driving for one day. We now only have a short 3-4 hours tomorrow.
Tova requested to watch the nutcracker ballet, so that is what she is doing. I'm just sprawled out on a bed in this motel too tired to move. It's funny how sitting in a car all day can make me so tired.