There's a road up into the mountains where my friends live that takes eight to ten hours to drive.
It's a beautiful view along the way: mountains, valleys, rivers, waterfalls.
Before I left to start on the journey to her home, my friend described the road like this: "First, there are 3 to 4 hours of winding, mountain roads. Then there are 3 to 4 hours of nice, smooth roads. Then there are 2 to 3 hours of terror."
Okay, I thought as we drove along, winding roads--check. Not too bad. No car sickness.
Smooth roads--check. Not bad, either.
Terror? She must be exaggerating to over-prepare me, right? This isn't so bad.
Well, then I saw what she was talking about.
Construction along the road doesn't stop the traffic from going through--the mountain road is the only way through, so through we must go.
Some day maybe the construction will all be finished.
And it's a beautiful drive if you ever have opportunity to travel it.