Sunday, July 12, 2009

Observations from the road...

So, we got to just north of Atlanta yesterday. Today we are up bright and early and on the road towards Macon.

Thoughts thus far:

1. My kids are being GREAT. Really, even I'm surprised and usually I like them anyway. The point system (see yesterday's post) is going well. We may end up buying them too-expensive-crap when they redeem points for dollars.

2. The exit and ramp signs in the south are funny. They are all culicue...they almost look fake! At home the arrow just points to the left or right no matter how much the ramp loops around.

3. Chick-fil-A IS pretty good. Never been there until last night. The rumors are true-good chicken, yummy waffle fries and Tom was beside himself with joy over the fountain Diet Dr. Pepper. That is unprecedented back home! Very interesting that they are closed on Sundays bank and car dealership of them...

4. A lot of people throw whole trash bags on the side of the road. Very bad manners.

5. Don't they use recycled tire rubber for playgrounds sometimes? Well, we could outfit about a million playgrounds with the blown tires we've seen so far. Do trucks blow tires like everyday or something? It is unreal! Who knew?

6. Liquid chicken is some sort of processed chicken substance that is hauled in large trucks. I guess (according to a friend who Googled it for me back home) it is used for pet food. We drove behind a truck labeled "Haulin' Liquid Chicken" for miles in Tennessee yesterday.

7. The 70 mph speed limit in the south rocks! Never seen that before. Although driving through the mountains in Tennessee at 70 mph to keep up with traffic is a little hair-raising. And when you see signs labeled "Runaway Truck Ramp" it makes you go, "Hmmmm".

8. Best billboard so far: "Liquor Store Next Exit-Military Discounts Given". Yikes.

9. I've been "m'am-ed" a lot. It's nice and all, but I'm starting to feel old. Oh wait, I am old.

10. We are seeing lots of roadside signs for "p'nuts". Is it really necessary to abbreviate peanuts? I think with proper planning you can fit 2 more vowels on the poster. Oh, and also apparently people in Georgia are much more free with apostrophes. Either that or the crops own a lot more stuff because we've seen signs for "peach's", "onion's" and "watermelon's".

I guess that's about it...we just entered Butts County. The kids are pretty amused by that. The South is nothing if not fun, so far.

1 comment:

  1. Chick-fil-A! I've always wondered about that chain. Perhaps I will try on my next trip.


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