We’re back

We survived our weekend mini-vacation and have no lumps,
bumps, or bruises to prove it. Things started out great until
we saw the smoke signals at the crest of an upcoming hill and
noticed the traffic had ground to halt.

After sitting in park for about a half hour traffic started to
move again and we came upon the reason for the delay. A two
vehicle fatal accident complete with one car burnt to the
ground and still looking hot as we passed.

Once things got moving again we marveled at the beauty of our
Iowa countryside. The crops were looking good and sky was blue
with enough clouds to cast interesting shadows on the landscape.

Of course when we arrived in the river city we’d decided to
spend the night at the traffic was bumper to bumper. Yet we
kept our good mood as we were escaping the daily grind, if only
for a short time. I even had some greens with my supper. Well,
if lettuce and pickles on a cheeseburger count.

The ceiling in room didn’t leak, everything else worked, and
the sky put on a spectacular show as the sun dipped behind the
trees. Thanks to the wife for taking the pictures while I was
driving.

We arrived back home grinning, refreshed, and ready to tackle
whatever life hits us with until the next getaway. Enjoy our
Saturday, we will have a snicker later that a friend shared.
Comments are always welcome.

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5 Responses to We’re back

  1. Brittius says:

    Land looks so beautiful. The automobile leaves me wondering about all the modern rubbish of so called “safety”. When American iron owned the highways, cars were gorgeous and had personality along with character. The years where transitioning went to plastic and electronics, was supposed to make everything safe, but we see a charred hull and report of a fatality. Anti-Lock brakes, airbags all over the place, crumple zones, but nothing could prevent a fatality. Technology went up, and driver’s skills went down. Seat belts, lap belts, parachute, cellular bluetooth phone, talking cars, talking GPS, and all the king’s horses and all the king’s men…
    I’m going to have another long look at the beautiful greenery. Maybe a bird or squirrel to cheer me up.
    Hey, Sailor, what’s on the menu? (Pizza, I hope.)

  2. cruisin2 says:

    Brittius,
    the land is great to view as you cruise along. I wondered how these accidents happen, and the fire. The wifes car can stop by itself when somethings in the way, but there’s no guarantee that the car behind us can. Drivers are so distracted anymore I’m surprised there isn’t more accidents. And Aye Aye. A friend told me of a new brand of pizza and it’s going in the oven tonight.

  3. Mamabear says:

    Glad you survived your mini vacation and returned home safely. I echo Brittius’s thoughts about the modern safety features we have today yet someone perished in the accident you saw.

    Beautiful pic’s esp the sunset. God blessed you with all the beauty in Iowa.

  4. Ron Walker says:

    Beautiful pictures of the country side. Cars a definitely not safer.

  5. cruisin2 says:

    Mamabear,
    it’s some drivers who are dangerous. You can’t second guess what they’re going to do and at highway speeds it doesn’t leave you a lot of time to react. The wife took all the pictures except the sunset and
    and thank you.

    Ron Walker,
    thanks. As mentioned above, some drivers don’t help. Saw one woman putting on make up while cruising the highway!

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