Thursday, August 18, 2011

As If Dropping My Son Off At College Wasn't Bad Enough


Traffic on the way home was a little challenging.

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  1. If you follow really close, I think it's called drafting in racing, wouldn't that save you gas?


    Manzanita@Wannabuyaduck

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  2. Until he slammed on the brakes. Which WOULD save gas. But, then again, I'd problem have a whole new set of problems.

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  3. Big, slow trucks, the bane of my highway experience...

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  4. I try to avoid them as much as possible (which isn't easy when you rely on public transport). In a previous job, I learned just how drunk they got before they got behind the wheel.

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  5. How did your windsheild fare?

    Mine looks like a constellation.

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  6. @Giggle: Yeah, I know. Especially 3rd grade.
    @Sub-Radar-Mike: I dropped more F Bombs on that trip than the last time relatives came for a visit.
    @Vinny: This was just before I got into a 10 mile back-up on I-81 in Virginia. Apparently, a tractor-trailer flipped over. Your comment makes me suspicious as to WHY he flipped his truck....
    @Mary: Many bugs gave their lives so that I couldn't see through my windshield.

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  7. Gotta appreciate the selflessness of those bugs!

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  8. According to the photo, the left lane seemed to be open to pass; unless that was a two lane road, in which case you had plenty of room to pass him on the right. I hate driving in that region, toll roads everywhere. US route 1 zigs and zags every block or so.
    Don't forget to check your oil.

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  9. @Eva: The last thing that goes through a bug's mind before he hits your windshield: his ass.
    @Anthony: Very sharp-eyed! We were actually behind a HUGE line of vehicles (including a bunch of %$#*&!! trucks) trying to get off I-81 because there was this massive wreck. Didn't do us much good, though. Traffic was snarled for an hour. Good thing-the people in the wreck weren't hurt (but all those bugs didn't fare as well).
    @dbs: Pretty in the night sky. Not so much on my windshield.

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  10. @Manzanita: Sorry about that. Too many 'problems' in my response. And that's a problem.

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  11. I hate driving behind, alongside or eek, worst stuck between two lorrys!! :o(

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  12. Those wide loads are very frustrating. Sorry, Al.
    xoRobyn

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  13. Especially if the wide loads are NAMED Laurie. See, how clever I am? I commented on TWO comments in ONE response!

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  14. That'll be me & my son next week. Two hours of truck traffic between home & Windsor/Detroit (the worst stretch of highway in the developed world!).

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  15. You've got me beat. You're going near Detroit! Go with God. And a bullet-proof vest.

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