NaBloPoMo #18 Road Trip

Fire Truck blocks the road

Fire Truck blocks the road

Sometimes, road trips are not what they seem.  They are not always smooth and uneventful. Even the fast lane is sometimes slow. My husband and I found that out recently when we took a short day trip. We were cruising along a highway when we met a truck and the driver flashed his lights. Was there a state trooper up ahead? Or was there an emergency somewhere along the road? Soon we learned the reason for the motorist’s warning. We came upon an unusual-looking fire truck parked in the middle of the highway on a hill.  Two firemen were hosing down a grass fire on the road shoulder, near a housing area. After a while, one of the firemen motioned for us to go on. We continued our drive, looked up at the sky to see the contrails of a plane already out of sight. Flying would definitely be the fastest way to travel. But then we would have missed seeing all the sights that make my lovely home state of Arkansas so dear to my heart. Some days, it’s good when things in the road slow you down. 🙂  —Freeda Baker Nichols

Firemen fight the grass fire

Firemen hose down grass fire .

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Clouds hide the airplane

Clouds hide the airplane

School bus stopped for kids to exit the bus

School bus stopped for kids to exit

A leaning tree in autumn.

A leaning tree in autumn.

On the side of the road

On the side of the road

Some of us have to work.

Some of us have to work.

Traffic stopped. Blue lights up ahead.

Traffic stopped. Blue lights up ahead.