We are not alone on any path. We may associate ourselves with this caravan or that circus, but in the end, after this road trip, we are all returning home to care for our loved ones. We are meant to compromise, to reach consensus, to stop and follow signs we didn't construct, we didn't want, we didn't support. Those signs are there to tell us one thing only:
There are things beyond and ahead of you, all around you, that you are part of, that are important for your future safety, that are part of a bigger world that doesn't think your present needs are important right now. Even if you have an emergency, have promised someone you'd get home at a certain time, have sworn on your life never to be late again.
Accept that certain things will need to happen for things to go well.
Keeping the government funded and working is one of those things.
These people who are keeping us safe on the road will not work after the government shuts down. Nobody will tell you that the road is dangerous; nobody will identify problems in advance.
Just thinking out loud, on US101.
Happy Traveling on your Easter Break.