Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Shepherd's Conference - The Trip Down

Well, I made it! I'm typing this in my hotel room in Los Angeles, and the Shepherd's Conference begins tomorrow.

The trip down was fairly uneventful, with two exceptions. One good and one not so good.

The good part was getting to enjoy my first Chick-fil-A sandwich in over 25 years!

I've always loved Chick-fil-A. Unfortunately, we moved from Atlanta, GA, to Missoula, MT, when I was eleven years old. Back then, there were no Chick-fil-A restaurants outside of the south-eastern states. But, every time I'd travel to Atlanta, I'd always make sure I got to eat at Chick-fil-A at least once. But, the last time I was in Atlanta was 1985. 26 years is a long time to go without Chick-fil-A, let me tell you!

Well, yesterday that dry spell ended, as I enjoyed 2 original Chick-fil-A sandwiches, with Waffle Fries and a sweet tea. It was Wonderful!

The second event was less enjoyable. After leaving the Chick-fil-A in Ogden, it started raining. The rain soon turned to snow as I made my way through Salt Lake City during the 5 o'clock rush hour. South of the city, things seemed to clear up, and I made good time until just south of the I-15/I-70 junction, when it began to snow again. Hard. So hard, in fact, that I-15 was closed for two hours (approximately 10 pm to midnight). There I sat, part of a long line of cars and trucks, motionless on the freeway. By the time they got us moving again, all I wanted to do was find a place to nap. I spent the night in a rest area north of Cedar City.

But, morning dawned sunny and clear! I drove to Los Vegas, fueled up, grabbed some breakfast, and headed on into LA.

And now it's bedtime again. Conference starts in the morning! Looking forward to it!

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Herding Grasshoppers said...

Glad you're there in one piece... crazy snow!

VcdeChagn said...

Listening to Dr. MacArthur now. Nothing like listening to him talk about "Jesus casing the joint."

I hope you enjoy it. I make it to SoCal every 2 years or so but gas is always so high, I don't want to spend the 100 or so it would take for gas to go to Grace Church, so I watch and listen from afar! :)

By the way, the new CFA banana shake is pretty good! And so is the spicy chicken.

Mike Erich the Mad Theologian said...

Sorry you had such a poor experience in the fine city of Salt Lake City. I only had to drive across town in that mess and it was bad enough. It was nice and warm earlier in the day. Honest.

Tony-Allen said...

The employees at all the Chick-Fil-A's in Kansas City know me by name now. I don't blame you for loving that place to death.