We have spent lots of time on the road in our little Honda Fit lately, time to observe that it seems everyone speeds. We are all in a hurry. It honestly hurts me as I look back. I remember thinking that law enforcement was TOO strict. The only ticket my girl has been ‘awarded’ was a warning ticket for driving 12 mph in a 10mph zone, TRUE!
I see we as drivers have got to the point that we seem to laugh at the speed limits and the law. When I first got my driver’s license, 5 mph over the limit got you a ticket. Then we went through the period that the 5mph rule seemed to be in effect, (No ticket up to 5mph over) Now it seems we have a 10-15mph rule. The speed limit laws are NOT feared nor honored (In many many cases). I made the comment to Sherry, if they posted 80mph, the average speed would be 90mph I believe.
(Word to the wise, if you receive a ticket that will add points to your record or up your ins. SEE AN ATTORNEY! the cost of the attorney will be saved in the first insurance year! I don’t like it either, but it is a fact)
Classy motels. We have stayed in some OLDER ‘classy motels’. They are no longer ‘classy’. Newer, better have been built. You can tell at one time these places were ‘way cool’. But now the carpet is worn the tubs are chipped the lights are touchy because the switches are old. King is not my size, but the motels all had King Size beds. They are too big for me and my girl, I don’t like to have to work to get close to her (Queen size is good).
These motels are cheaper now, I sorta lean to cheap. I picked one on Miami Beach a long time ago.
While living in Key West Sherry was a team mama for little league. we drew names to take one of the players to a Bills/Dolphins game. (Zonka and OJ were playing then). The motel and restaurant looked great. But it was all a facade, like the old western towns. In the restaurant, I raised the heavy plastic table clothe at the shaky table, it was plywood on top of something like construction horses.
I feel sorry for these old work horses that were once the top of the heap. But like the human body, age hasn’t been good to them and it ain’t gonna do us a whole lot of good.
(I don’t think this Buick made it into production)