The one thing I enjoy on the interstates it the tractor/trailer rigs. Many in my family were truckers and I try to give them the road, they are working and I am just riding. I love seeing what they are hauling if the truck is open and enjoy seeing where they are from. MANY of them are from cities and towns we have visited.. This day I saw trucks from: Iowa City, Kingston, Statesville,Minot, KC, and Parrish. PARRISH, FL ? yep, there it was. from one of our favorite 'thrift store' towns. Population probably less than a thousand.. fancy seeing you! But the most interesting load was one we had never seen, A load of Fire Hydrants. I know, it doesn't take much to tickle me.
On our walk in South Carolina (near Yemassee), I spotted something new to me. The cutest round soft fuzzy flower (?) ball.
I don't know if the little green balls were white or will be.
Now for the Zinger. We parked in Belmont. There is a house across the street at the far end of our property with a steep drive. This power pole is on our property. Sir Logan (grand dog) is buried at the base. My utility trailer is just behind the pole. Note the red car.
I was 50feet to the left here when I saw that red car coming down the drive at a high rate of speed. It crossed the road and ran into that power pole and bounced back toward the road about ten feet like a ball. It is totaled.
My first thoughts were, it is just rolling, the brake has given away. But it was going too fast. Then I saw a driver (An elderly man) I ran over and he looked dazed. I asked if he was all right, he said, "I don't think so, I think I lost control." (I thought that is an understatement.) Nothing of ours was damaged.
His son came running down the hill. The old man seemed to be okay. The rest of the family came down. It was the daddy. This was a loaner while his car was in the shop being repaired for an earlier wreck.
Maybe we do get too old to drive, us elderly folk.
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