The day job took priority this week and for a change of pace, the GUARDIAN took a little drive to points east and this writing comes from Lansing Michigan Saturday morning after more than 2000 miles in three days.
Here are some random observations:
–TRUCKS outnumber cars on UTAH, WYOMING and KANSAS highways as much as 10 to 1, but at least 4-1 all day long during the week, school still in session. Folks are just not hitting the road for fun.
–TRUCK DRIVERS are simply not the “pros” they once were. Don’t know the reason, but they run off the road frequently…cracked my windshield with flying rocks tossed by a wayward truck. They seem to have lots of phones, GPS, computers, maps, food, and other distractions. Also tend to drive like they are in a sedan, passing and changing lanes without due caution. I think coppers would agree on all this.
–ADULT BOOKSTORES and billboards for them abound along I-70 in Kansas and Missouri.
They seem to be thick all along the route.
–CONSTRUCTION ZONES are not to be found as states cut back on projects.
–MOST BORING drive in USA is anythwere in eastern colorado or western Kansas.
–USA, What a country! Something for everyone, history, scenics, weather, religion, wildlife, agriculture, trains, local radio, food, great rivers (Missouri and Mississippi), and great cities (Denver, Topeka, Kansas City, St. Louis, Indianapolis so far).
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