7/18/10

Traffic - now & then!


The longest delay we've had due to traffic since I got here 5 years ago! 5mph behind this for about 3 miles on the way to visit friends Saturday.


But still highly preferable to this M25 mess, a frequent experience in my old life!

21 comments:

Expat mum said...

Oooh, a bit like the A69 to the Lake District when I'm in England. Or you could try dropping the Little Guy off at Looking Glass Theatre Camp (oh yes) on Michigan Avenue when they have the lower half cordoned off to film Transformers 97 or something. Oh joy!

Gaelyn said...

And it would smell a whole lot better, unless you have hay fever.

Kay said...

Oahu has horrible rush hours, too. I think I'd prefer the hay truck.

Pam said...

WE actually had good luck with the M25 this trip. Amazing, I know. But I think those speed cameras are doing their job and there are a lot less accidents. Of course, one time we were on it was when England was playing Germany in World Cup, so you could have parked your car in the middle lane and had a Chinese fire drill if you wanted! Hardly a soul on the road at that hour!

Jill of All Trades said...

Been there. This weekend on the way to the cabin we hit one of those moving homes trucks. It was fine until it came to a bridge that was not wide enough. Moved to the middle of the road a bit before it and it was the slow moving kind of traffic. Thankfully it was not the rush hour kind and was over pretty quick.

Sherri said...

I think I would prefer the hay truck too! Hope you weren't late getting to your friends, but I'm sure they would understand.

gigihawaii said...

Couldn't you go AROUND that truck? Looks like a lot of green space along both sides of the road. But what do I know? LOL.

Hubster said...

GiGi, what you can't tell from the picture is that the bar ditches (side of the road) are about 3 foot deep, not flat.

Vickie said...

Yes, I will take bales of hay to be stuck behind than gas fumes of multi-gazillion cars on the highway. Hay smells better than gas...

George said...

Welcome to rural America. We've become quite accustomed to this type of traffic.

Linda J. said...

Oh! I love this post! This can happen in KY, too.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Things are different here alright.

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

Great picture comparison.

Daryl said...

Driving back from Virginia on Sunday we managed to get into two major traffic slow downs ... agonizing to sit in traffic ..

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Sarah, I get a lot of that kind of traffic, and it's when I'm always running late. :) Happy summer.~~Dee

imac said...

Bad luck, but as youve proved, theres worse off folk lol

Ron @ DubaiFunHolidays said...

it seems like a rustic setting with bales on hay traveling in front of you!! very rustic and very homely

Pam said...

Okay girl, where have you been? Need an update on the upcoming concert, the dental work and etc etc! What are you, on summer vacation or sumthin?

Winifred said...

Crumbs it looks horrendous. Always on the traffic news.

Wonder why there's nobody going the other way? Probably an accident somewhere blocking the traffic.

Jean at The Delightful Repast said...

Much as I love England, must say I'd prefer your traffic problem in Oklahoma to the M(ess)25!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Ooh, how I remember those dreaded lines of traffic on the M-6, it's the reason I used the train to travel back and forth to work when I was in the UK.
I get a bit nervous behind those hay wagons, those hay bales are huge, and always extend over the sides of the trailers.
Hope all is well, you've ben missed !