Jonesing for Blogging

It’s a sad thing to be on a journey to places you have never seen, and spend half your time trying to connect to the internet!

We are on the final leg of a journey to the Southland. Y’all know how excited you get to go on a trip? How for days you plan and prepare and get all antsy to get on the road? We experienced that, as we planned our trip to South Carolina to visit some of my husband’s relatives. Then we planned to head for the coast, to let me visit Charleston and Savannah, since I had never seen that region.

The trip has been wonderful, and I had hoped to blog it as we went, but internet access has not often been available. I’m also working with a new camera and trying to figure out my Apple computer. I’ve always had my “limping” pc at home to help me with pictures. I haven’t been able to show you what we have seen.

This morning, we will drive that final eight hours to get home, and we are as antsy about that as we were about going on the trip! We thought that traveling by car would be better than flying, but we might have been wrong.

I’ve been jonesing for the opportunity to blog, and it may not happen for several days. After this trip (which involved four solid days of driving), I have two work related trips, each involving hours of driving, next this week!

I think I will get my fill of travel this month. When I can finally slow down, I look forward to telling y’all about our “ghost tour” in Charleston and our delightful (though brief) visit in Savannah. One thing I’ll suggest to you: never plan for three days of vacation coupled with four days of driving! After all this driving, my feet are so swollen they look like little sausages on a stick!

Worse than that, every time I move my computer, my fingers itch to get on the internet, and I start to shake. When we get to a hotel room, the first thing I do is set up the computer to see if the connection is fast enough (and it hasn’t been). Then, I begin to wail and moan. My husband has to drag me from the room and find a Starbucks to placate me with coffee. It doesn’t work! Does this mean I am addicted to blogging?

  6 comments for “Jonesing for Blogging

  1. Marcia
    July 21, 2008 at 6:53 am

    Shelly, can’t wait to hear about your trip.

    We bought Verizon wireless broadband (USB) before we left WA, and there were/are few places we can’t get internet for those moments you just have to get online!

    Have a safe trip home. We are all waiting impatiently to hear our favorite storyteller and see the results of your new camera.

  2. Nashvegas
    July 21, 2008 at 10:05 am

    Never been to Charleston, but oh, I do love me some Savannah!
    And those Starbucks should placate you with free wi-fi, no?

  3. Freelance Guru
    July 21, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    I feel your pain! I ned the internet in my life too…

    Freelance Gurus last blog post..Why the Guru is Great and Wikipedia is Wicked

  4. July 21, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Since we want to move to the area between Savannah and Charleston, I want to hear all about it

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  5. July 21, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    Addicted,yup…sounds like it but I know what you mean. Last year traveling in Germany I had the same problem. I was only able to get to an internet cafe once, my friend wouldn’t let me. In Greece it’s a little better there is sometimes free access roaming around. I just came back from 6 days away with nothing but dial up. Didn’t check blogs once, didn’t blog but couldn’t help myself and checked emails once a day. Only dial up available so incredibly slow. I need blogging detox…ciao

    rosittas last blog post..We Are So Out Of Here…

  6. July 22, 2008 at 8:44 am

    Yes, it looks like you have a serious addiction 😆
    Cannot wait to hear your stories when you come back. Have a safe trip home!

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