Wednesday, July 29, 2009
If we hadn't stopped to pee and get
eats in Naptown... (yeah, right - woulda, shoulda,
coulda). Anyway, the wreck happened shortly
before our approach to that spot in the road.
Sat from 8:05 PM to 2:15 AM waiting for the
road to be cleared completely. One would think
there should be better efficiency to opening
the road on a busy July weekend evening,
but I don't know the protocol authorities
have placed to follow such a situation. Sad
part is that a passenger died. After a few
hours of trying to sleep in the car, even that
fact had a hard time keeping my patience intact.
The 6 hour wait even beat our old record
of about 3 1/2 hours (by Indian) but, that
was a sunny afternoon to sit on a guardrail.
It really is not often (if ever) I get to sit still
(or stand, walk, pace) in Turnagain Arm and
watch the boar tide come in. Even if it was
only a small exchange, the power of such a
force is enough to make a guy feel pretty
small compared to the earth we walk.
This coming weekend - no browsing the
scenery and investigating places I never
have stopped in my life along the road.
Straight through, please.