Thursday, June 19, 2008

Home Sweet Home

I heard on CNN today that Americans are driving less these days. I couldn't have known that by the amount of traffic I saw on the road this week. I was on the road for 8 hours one day and 11 hours another day, and traffic was heavy the entire time.

I am not a big fan of driving. And I don't like driving in the mountains, in the rain, or after dark. I'll tough it out through one of those, but toss any two at me and I'm likely to pull over and park. Some things can't be helped--I know it has to get dark each evening, and rain will fall when it wants to. But why people built roads--interstate highways--through the mountains where they had to post signs like these I just don't understand. If you're building a road and you know that trucks have a good chance of falling over, wouldn't it make sense to change the plans for the road?

4 comments:

Liz said...

Well yeah, it makes sense. I'm not a fan of driving up the mountains or at dark either. (And I don't drive, by the way.) I don't know why they had to build roads up the mountains but I guess they have thought it would be the shortest way.

Ahh.. the signs. Now that you've shown it, it kinda' seems funny. Hehe.

Azure Islands Designs said...

I don't drive on the highways as I have a motion/balance issue...I don't mind being a passenger, but I've driven over Jelico Mountain 4 times and it is very intimidating for me...I never look over the edge...always straight ahead.

I agree with you on the location of the roads...sometimes you have to wonder about the logic...

Cheers

MamaFlo said...

I felt the same way when we were driving to/from Houston last weekend, there was plenty of traffic......maybe even more actually.

Mooney ♥ said...

Amen to that sister!