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AN ALMOST-COMIC INTERLUDE

January 3, 2020

“Interlude,”  because I’m not quite done with Christmas remarks,  but when I saw this, news article I had to write about it!

I travel.  I like to drive cross-country.  For several years after Hubbie died I regularly racked up 10,000 to 15,000 miles from one side of the country to another.   It all came to a screeching stop when I got sick,  but I still wish to drive — there’s so much to see in our country!!

One day I was on some Interstate out West, and something big and fuzzy rolled across the road right in front of me.   And then another!   I looked to the left where they were coming from and saw across the plains  big balls of tumbleweed rolling towards me!

It was so fun!!   That old western song,  “Drifting along with the tumbling tumbleweed”  came to mind.  I could just hear that singer’s voice.     Freedom!    It’s a whole culture!!  Out west you just . . .  go where you want to.    “Don’t fence me  in.”

So this is what tumbleweed looks like,  I thought that day!   Some shacks and barns had collected quite a few tumbleweeds, but my tumbleweed experience didn’t last too long.

However!!!!  —  I saw this recent photo of a blue car — And I drive a pretty little blue car!

TUMB 1

Completely overcome by a whole lot of tumbleweed!!!    That’s just not something we deal with here in the Far North!

Looks like it can be quite a dangerous problem:

TUMB 2

That’s a semi-truck on its side.   Lost the battle with the tumbleweed.

Just the idea of tumbleweed is fun,  but I’m sorry for the difficulties it brings.

TUMB 3

“911?   Yeah,  we’ve got some cars buried in tumbleweed again.”

Here,  have some fun –  Enjoy!

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