The Longdogs

The Longdogs
Willy, Harley (back center), and Gretchen

Scary Halloween Preview

Saturday we were headed down I-35.  Traffic was light and moving right along.  It was a beautiful day, sun shining, and temperature headed upward towards 90 degrees.  This is Texas you know and it is only the 1st day of October.  Looked ahead and to the right of us and saw this...

                                                                        A Coffin Car

Yes, that's right, a car with a real coffin for the body.  Sorry the picture isn't great but I was surprised, didn't have much time and had to take the picture through the car window as we were both driving down the road.

You would think that would be enough for a "scary" ride but no.   A pickup truck passed us on the left side.  He was whipping right along pulling a small trailer loaded with hollow steel pipe about 5 inches in diameter and 6 feet long, not tied down!  You guessed it.  Pipe started coming off the trailer and bouncing down the road behind him.  We were able to move over one lane and miss getting hit.  Did he slow down and pull over---no.  Next, the wheel came off the trailer and bounced down the road.  Did he slow down and pull over---no.  He rolled on around from I-35 onto 410 South without missing a beat with traffic swerving to get out of the way of the pipe falling off his trailer and the wheel rolling through traffic.  There was no way this guy didn't hear what was going on as the trailer was making a lot of noise without one wheel and the pipe was banging loudly onto the highway.

Guess he was one of those excellent drivers hitting the road without any insurance so he wasn't going to stop and get caught regardless of who got hurt.  It was definitely "scary".


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