Thursday, November 6, 2008

I heart the HOV lane!

This morning, I got up bright & early to accompany Eric to the WFX Conference. It is in downtown Houston at the George R. Brown Convention Center. However, we are staying to UR & AP's house in Clear Lake City (which is southeast of Houston). So it probably takes at least 30-45 minutes to get downtown with NO traffic. Unfortunately, the first session Eric had today started at 8 am. So we got up about 5:30 AM to get ready. We left the house at 6:20ish and went to get kolaches (of course). When we got to I45, all 5 lanes were already packed (at 6:45 AM!!!). But because we had 2 people in the car, we decided to take the HOV lane. And let me just say... it is AWESOME! We drove constantly at about 60-65 mph... flying by the people at a dead stop on the interstate. It only took us about 20-25 minutes to get downtown. YAY for the HOV! It definitely took the stress out of the morning commute!

The HOV lane!

Lots of interstates (and bugs on the windshield)!

Glad we weren't over there with the rest of the city on I45N!