Yesterday was Mother Day. R came with me. My cunning plan of us alternating each Thursday has failed. Your mother. You take her out. Last week the twins came with their mother. The week before the other two young great nieces and great nephew came. with their mother and Ex Sis in Law. Of course R wanted to see them, but then this week, he actually wanted to see Mother. Nice.
A rule is that we leave Mother's, well ABI Brother's by 3pm to avoid bad traffic. We scraped it in at 2:58. We heard as we left on the radio that the freeway was closed because of terrible accident.
The journey that in best case takes 55 minutes to get home took 1 hour 45 minutes. Oddly I did really well, avoiding congestion which included driving through a hospital car park. Once near home, it went really wrong because of traffic congestion due to tram track replacement.
I was annoyed at the delay, but then I thought about people who were picking up school children, had appointments, were going to work. Awful for them. I only missed a chat with strong man Vlad in Vladivostok.
We are doing this transport thing all too wrong. Nothing governments do fixes traffic congestion. It is about too many people and not having appropriate public transport in place.