Highway Oddities

So, we here you say, what the heck is all this about.  Actually, it's quite easy to understand. During the long boring drives across Iowa (approximately six (6) hours of nothing), it is very easy to become totally bored. More dangerously, the driver can become very tired. This, of course, is a big NO, NO. So, to keep the driver awake, Lisa and I started "counting" things along the interstate. Now, these "things' are not just run of the mill "things", but "things" that you would not normally expect to see out on the Interstate. For example, who expects to see motorbikes out on the road in the middle of Winter. Hey, we know it sounds goofy, but this stuff helps keep us occupied.

Anyway, without further ado, here are the "things" that Lisa and Stephen count on their long car trips across Iowa from Nebraska

Object Description Rules for "selection"

Cop This one should be self explanatory. Any police vehicle, going in any direction, performing any duty, while in the Interstate System

Boat Any sized boat being transported across the Interstate System on a vehicle of any size.

Tow Truck Any tow truck seen or encountered while on the Interstate System

Golf Cart Any golf cart being transported across the Interstate System on vehicles of any size. This one was the surprise category.

Jet Ski Any jet ski being transported across the Interstate System by vehicles of any size

Car in the Ditch This one is self explanatory. Any car in a ditch.

House Any house being transported across the Interstate System. Don't laugh, it's a lot more common than you may think!!!!!

Motorbike Any motorbike encountered on the Interstate System. During summer, this number can become huge!!

School Bus Any School Bus on the Interstate System. Should be interesting given the current state of the airline industry

Train A very curious sight these days.

Tractor on the Road Any farm implement traveling on a major arterial road

Porta Potties Any Porta Potty [mobile toilet] being transported on the interstate and major arterial system.

All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) ATV's, either in actual use, or being transported on the interstate system.

Snow Mobiles Snow mobile, either in actual use, or being transported on the interstate system.

Snow Plows Self explanatory

Deer Any live or dead deer glimpsed while on the interstate system. Mind you, dead deer are much better than live ones....

Hitchhiker This is a real oddity in this day and age. An actual, real hitchhiker on the interstate system.

Oddities These are odd things that can be seen from time to time...such as a guy peeing on the side of the highway

What the???? Things that are so strange that they cannot be classified

Limousine Should be self explanatory......any limo sighted on the interstate system.

Fire truck Self Explanatory

Ambulance Self Explanatory

UPS Delivery Truck Any UPS (Universal Parcel Service) Semi or Delivery truck sighted on the interstate system

FedEx Delivery Truck Any FedEx (Federal Express) Semi or Delivery truck sighted on the interstate system

Greyhound Bus Something of a rarity today...a Greyhound Bus sighted on the interstate system

More "things" to count will be added over time. Remember, this is for fun. Also, it's our web site, so we can add whatever we see fit!!! (or not).

 

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