wendy parker

Dealing with unexpected things

| August 22, 2012

People acted like they didn't know we were coming. "What? You've got a truckload full of stuff we ordered? How did that happen?"

Warnings of rattlesnakes and other disturbing signage

| August 21, 2012

I have noticed the closer you get to downtown in big cities, the number of DUI attorney billboards grows exponentially.

Keeping gnomes and frogs at bay

| August 19, 2012

I squinted out over the lot and saw, to my amazement, an entire army of garden gnomes. They were absolutely terrifying.

Not noticing the oddities of life on the road

| August 14, 2012

It's crazy out there, and I love it. Nothing is ever the same, there's always something to look at.

‘No’ means ‘no,’ you little tyrant

| August 10, 2012

It’s a busy season at the travel plaza, families are out in droves during the summer, forcing their bratty children upon the innocent public.

Those annoying truck stop peacocks

| August 09, 2012

We’ve been sleeping at truck stops this trip. Mostly because it’s been convenient and there are showers, but also because even in the wide open spaces of the Dakotas, no one wants to let a ...

Geriatric infrastructure showing its age

| August 08, 2012

I had to drive down my least favorite road today. It’s an old country two-lane, paved and repaired, with a strip of fresh asphalt lapping over old. It’s a bitch and a half to navigate, ...

Strange people at the travel plaza

| August 07, 2012

If your own body odor makes you reflexively gag, you should probably bathe. With kryptonite.

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