Monday, July 30, 2007

Lost Mitchell, crazy drivers, and weird signs

This morning we had a little fright. After we got done showering at the truckstop, we were going to go back out to the truck, but Josh wanted to look at something else in the store. So I motioned with my head for Mitchell to follow us over there, and walked with Josh. A minute later I realized Mitch wasn't by us. This is unfortunately not very uncommon. Although we repeatedly tell him that he needs to stay right by us and why, he still gets distracted by everything he sees, and often stops to look at something. So we began looking through the store for him. We looked through all the aisles and didn't see him, and I started to get a little worried. So we checked the Subway reataurant that is attached to the store, and the restrooms and the shower area. No Mitchell. So I went outside and looked around the building and where the cars are. Still no Mitchell. I came back in and had the whole store looking for him and paged him overhead. Josh went out to the truck to look for him. By this time I was mildly panicked. Finally Josh came back in and had Mitchell with him. He had gone out to the truck looking for us. Needless to say we have had a long talk about what to do and what not to do when he can't find us. I sure hope that never happens again!

Most of the people on the roads go within ten miles of the speed limit, but this is not the case in Atlanta. We were going 70 mph in a 55 mph zone and 9 out of 10 cars were flying past us like we were standing still! We never once saw a cop anywhere on that road, and we almost made it out of the state without seeing one, but then we ended up seeing one at the side of the road where there was an upside-down car crunched in the trees.

From Atlanta, we headed west again. We are taking some Keebler "baked goods" to Fort Worth, TX. We have driven in and out of rainstorms all day today, but they are becoming less frequent. Now we are in Texas (our 15th state), about 73 miles to Ft. Worth. We are planning to go see our friends Joan and Chad while we're there. Maybe if we are there long enough tomorrow, we will be able to see Joyce also.

As we were going Louisiana there were a lot of billboards advertising casinos, and at the bottom of every sign it said, "Gambling problem? Call 1-800-###-####". I thought that was so funny to have on the casino billboard!

As we drove into Texas we saw the weirdest speed limit signs. They had a lower speed for nighttime driving!


johnny said...

they have tose crazy signs in montana also but they are crazy there. enjoy the updates. love you guys.


Melissa said...

Tania, come and see me too!!! I'm in San Antonio!!!
Melissa H.

Chris S. Hochhalter said...

when u crazy people comin back ? miss ya. the family get togethers need u all there !!!!! Hope things go well and the roads treat ya right.