I'm at the end of my second full day in Lexington and I am loving it. Work is an exciting challenge, the people are great and I'm excited to start exploring this great part of the country. However, before I can do that, I need to find an apartment, which is my task for the long weekend.
As I drove to work this morning I realized how odd it felt to be a commuter and I realized it had been 10 years since I last made the daily drive for a job. In Delhi we have a car and driver who gets us to work. In Brazil I occasionally used taxis, but mostly caught a ride with my good friends L&M. While I lived in Seattle I took the bus to work and when I lived in Salt Lake I lived across the street from work and walked. Which means the only other time in my professional life that I've been an actual commuter was while I lived in Dallas.
Lucky for me (and my rusty commuting skills) it only takes about 20 minutes to get to the office and since I'm headed against traffic there is little congestion. Luckily 3 things here are making commuting fun - my cool Dodge Avenger rental car, the Sirius radio that was included with the car and the lovely GPS that Santa brought which keeps me from getting hopelessly lost.
I heard one of my favorite road trip songs in the car today, Tom Petty's "Free Falling." This song and an open road is my ideal way to start a vacation.