Do you commute? I commute. Not very far, but far enough to do some serious thinking. This is when I feel free. No interruptions, just me, music and the loud hum of my car. The Pacific Northwest highway, winding through tall slender trees, where the sun diverts itself to blind me, from the glistening water.
55 mph is the speed limit, and holiday commuters drive 45. I drive 58 and that is pushing it to not draw the attention of the highway patrol. Sometimes oncoming cars will flash their lights at me and for the longest time I could not figure out why, but then I realized they were warning me of highway patrol ahead. I pay attention to those drivers now, it’s like highway code to slow down.
This commute sometimes has me in awe with the interesting things I see, at least I think I see at 58 mph. For instance, on the drive home a few weeks ago I saw a large, strange shaped shadow coming toward me behind a big truck. It had a slight curve to it and appeared to have a giant mouth. I asked myself outloud, “what the heck is this?” As it passed, I realized I was not crazy, it was a huge fish! Not a real fish, but it looked like a real fish and this truck was pulling it on a trailer.
A few days after, on my way home, I could see further up the road a bright pink box heading my way. It looked like one of those tiny homes. As it passed I noticed the large sign on the side of it read in giant letters, SUGAR SHACK. I’m not sure what defined it as the Sugar Shack, nor was I sure I wanted to know what went on in the Sugar Shack.
A week or so had gone by and on my way home, (do you see a trend here, on the drive home?) as I turned onto the highway, I was picking up speed and here comes this tiny smart car. Not the little square shaped smart cars, the egg shaped smart car. On top of it, you are never going to believe this, the driver had tied down a full size sofa! Can you believe that? The sofa was larger that the car! Hanging off the front and rear end of it. I just laughed out loud as it whizzed past me.
I have quite the entertaining commute on my way home. The morning commute is quite beautiful. From the time I leave my home the elk are out, the sunrise is gorgeous and it is this beauty my friends, what keeps me going every day.
Now gimme’ a little bit o’ sugar, honey….