Get the hell out of Dodge!

I did, eventually, after nearly 12 hours.
This sexy rental-car beast — a 2017 Dodge Charger — and I traveled roughly 700 miles today across six states, and I feel way better than I would if I had flown instead: my legs were not cramped so my knees are not angrily throbbing now, and my love for fellow humans has been in no way diminished by the experience. I am physically tired but mentally refreshed in way an introvert can be after having spent blissful 12 hours talking to no one, taking in the vast open  road, and listening to music.

This post was written on the phone. It’s painful.

For non-US readers, “get the hell out of Dodge” is an expression meaning scram.


  1. Wow, I have NO clue how anyone can enjoy driving for 12 hours! It seriously boggles my mind. I’m an introvert too, but driving doesn’t feel mentally refreshing to me…just painfully dull.

  2. Glad you had fun! 🙂 Driving for more than 30 minutes is pure torture to me, but I would be perfectly happy to talk to no one for 12 hours.

  3. Then since you are a Burn Notice fan you will appreciate that in my D&D game my character is Michael Westen. He used to be a spy. Until one day a powerful wizard cast a fireball spell and burned his boss.

    Now he is a free agent.

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