Friday, July 24, 2009

Things to Think About

I never used to pay much attention to what happens on the Interstates of our country, I used to just drive on them to where ever I was going & not really think about it, much. Ever since Erin started this whole hitch-hiking thing he does, I've paid more attention, mostly because any of those things could have an affect on him & his life. I see huge scorch marks burned into the asphalt & medians, and I worry about my son & him getting caught in a vehicle fire. I see tractor-trailers broken down on the shoulder, waiting to be towed or the driver is trying to fix whatever the problem is so they don't lose time, miles & money.

People drive so carelessly, unmindful of the high speeds that they're traveling & what it would do to them if they hit someone else, they're in too much of a hurry to get down the road & can't be bothered to be careful. It's not unusual to a see a motorhome towing a car & weaving into the other lane, not really aware that they are, because honestly, some of those things are huge & they forget that & that they're towing anything behind them. We saw one towing a small U-Haul-type trailer with a car behind that once. Is that even legal? If it is, it's still crazy, can you imagine the money they spend on gas for one trip?

Anyway, I'm more aware these days, mostly, yes, because I worry about my son, but also, the road is a big part of his life now & I want to know how people live out there.

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