Sunday, May 06, 2007

It's Odonata Time! *

*Sung to "It's Howdy Doody Time" themesong

Another milestone hit today -- I passed through my truck's 500 mile "break in" for towing. During the break in period, the maximum speed is 50 mph.

I never thought I'd be happy to see those "reduce speed" signs on the highway -- you know the ones that happen as you pass through a city when you have to go from 70 to 55? Always a frustration? When, however, you are ALREADY doing 50 in a 70, they come as a welcome change from watching little old ladies with blue hair, who can almost see over the steering wheel, go FLYING by on your left. I really didn't need to worry about passing other cars while pulling an RV -- at 50 mph, believe me it never came up. And speed traps? Ha, I laughed as I watched all the other vehicles hit the brakes.

So here I am in Benton, Illinois, and finally I get to see some sun. It hasn't rained hard very often, but it has usually been cloudy. I got to the campsite early, got unhitched, and discovered a lovely little fishing pond across the street. Lots of Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) flittering about.

And tomorrow starts newbie class!


Anonymous said...

Looks like you are getting your "tires" (as opposed to wings). Particularly since you have visited your first dump station. We are looking forward to seeing you when you get back on this side of the country. Be safe.
Tom & Kim

Anonymous said...

Hey there you happy camper!! Glad to hear things are going well. See you soon. Don't drag race any blue hairs....

Anonymous said...

Zo, been worried about you and tornados! Thought we might see you flying by in news coverage from the tornado watchers! they are crazy for getting so close to a storm. You better stay far away from them!
What an adventure, the dumping station! Glad it's you and not me!
take care and stay safe. Keep playing the game, Name that Bird! It might be the only thing to keep you sane out there!

Anonymous said...

More Mountains!!!