Traveling back to DC

Trip Start Jun 27, 2013
Trip End Jul 11, 2013

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Monday, July 1, 2013

Note to Self: trip from Fredericksburg, VA to Woburn, MA is supposed to be an eight hour trip. I suggest doing this trip either on bus or on train because not only is it a long drive but you will face traffic, many bridges, and many toll roads. Between the cost of gas and toll – you can do the math.  Now add that with a full car plus two small dogs. 

I knew something was up when one passenger was stalling about going, but did not want to say anything.  Another note: if you do not want to travel, just say so – please don't force yourself to go and make everyone miserable. 

My goal for this trip was to share with my mother my faith and belief.  Because in my life in California I do not hide this part of me, wearing my pentagram is the normal habit.  Plus I consider it as a protection, and because I just got off a plane I had my necklace on.  My mother asked about it and I explained what it is and my faith.

From that moment, throughout the 8-12 hours of driving, the whole time in Salem, and the return trip to Virginia she was non-stop questioning me.  She threw her remarks about me worshiping the devil and how I'm too sensitive. 

She missed the point of the tours in Salem.  These were innocent men and women who were not practicing witchcraft; these 19 people were killed because of people’s intolerance.  These were not real witches.  I tried to explain to mother that paganism including witchcraft has been around before Christianity, and that it has been religious leaders who put fear into the people’s heart.  It was if she was not listening during the tours.  "I’m tired of hearing about witches" she said. 

The tour I really wanted her to go on because it would explain everything I have been trying to explain, but she is not listening; she didn’t want to go.  I guess she was not ready.  Too late now, the cat is out of the bag, the witch is out of the broom closet and it is nowhere in hell I’m going back.  It was a disaster.  .  I wanted to leave her and her damn dogs there.  Peace Out my Friends.  Blessed Be.   
Ok Friends, I did not leave my mother and her dogs in Jersey.  It was a 3 hour of silence.  Let me explain my frustration.  When driving to Woburn, MA (9-12 hr drive), my mother was ask, "are you ok driving, are you tire because I don’t know if I could drive?"  Friends what would you say?  So I continued to drive. 

When you understand that your mother has anxiety about things like driving in rain, bridges, and traffic.  All I ask is for the same understanding.  When a person knows a rental car should not have dogs in it and it is raining a little understand is great, not don’t worry it will dry.  When I have no idea where I am going, if a person is going to navigate please navigate, don’t put the volume down on the GPS so you can go to sleep. 

On the way back to Virginia we again got lost in DC and I did not understand what the GPS was saying.  It has been raining, and I just wanted to close my eyes.  I finally arrive at my mother’s at 8:50.  I arrived at my sister’s house with some dinner at around 10.  I went to bed.
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MBA on


You got this all WRONG. It's like we were not even in the same car!

1. I could care less what you want to believe in.
2. I asked you questions because I wanted to know.
3. I enjoyed the museums.
4. I didn't go on the last tour because I was tired, my legs were hurting and I had a headache from the heat. Not to mention, I was starving.
5. I didn't want to take the dogs but you said to bring them. As for dogs they did extremely well on the trip.
6. I asked you three times whether you wanted me to drive - you said no.
7. You made the trip what it was by not being honest about what you were thinking and feeling.
8. You were grumpy and as a result you put a negative spin on everything.
9. Instead of talking about things with me, you decided to get on the phone and share your thoughts and feelings with whoever you called.

I don't think this is the media to have this discussion, but you brought out here...

I love you very much whether you believe me or not and what you decide to believe is your personal choice.

Gail on

Honey my mama would have been freaked out too. only she would not haveve asked a lot of questions no my oldest sister takes on that challenge. I'm glad you and glad you enjoyed soon can't wait for you to come back so I can hear your stories. take a deep breath enjoy the rest of your trip.
Love you Gail

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