Yesterday we had been up on the Blue Ridge Parkway and into Shenandoah National Park for a wonderful day in the woods. The two of us had been winging it all day so were returning home taking our time and enjoying the fall scenery. That was when I saw “IT"! SHEETZ. Cheap gas, but not for us 2 years ago. Here comes the story.
Buddy and I were driving home from visiting the kids and grandkids when we began feeling a bit tired. Great...there is a Micky D’s...let’s get some coffee and tea for the road. We were slowly coming out from McDonalds which was located directly across the street from this filling station. We came out and around the upper end of the median and slowly moved forward. There was a lot of traffic.
As we reached the little pull off area there to the left of the sign, a man came directly at and into us with his big and heavy “Richmobile". I was in the passenger seat, and he got me. Thanks goodness we were both creeping so we avoided anything serious happening to us. Immediately, he yelled at us for getting in his way and told us to move the car out of traffic as we were blocking the people trying to get onto the interstate just up on the right. Like old fools, we were in such a state of shock we did it waiting there over an hour for the police. The man still would not give up and demanded it was out fault. He argues and argues with the law man. Then the guy took us each aside and got our stories of the incident. We knew it wasn’t our fault but were so afraid we were going to lose out. But, No! That big mouth lost in his rental car.The old folks who were obeying all of the laws came out on top. The insurance companies settled out of court, and we WON!
Now, here it the clincher to the story. We are back on the interstate heading home and what speeds around us and pulls in front but a SHEETZ petrol truck. In a split second I had my camera in hand shooting this out the front windshield. Can you believe it?
Just before we got home, I spied these red tractors on the side of the road...maybe for sale. I do not have a clue. They certainly were red and thought they were just the right ending to my happy day in the woods of Virginia. They do not look like they are going to run into anyone anytime soon.
This post is linked with Ruby Tuesday.