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November 23rd, 2006

A List of Things I Like About Driving the Night Before Thanksgiving at 2am

1. There’s not much traffic.

(Thanks to Paul for setting the short-list precedent.)

Posted in Everyday Life

Steve A November 23, 2006, 4:09 pm

2. Kids WILL go back to sleep.

Ciao,

jk November 23, 2006, 9:19 pm

3. Diners are open.

J. Mannion November 27, 2006, 1:50 pm

Early Thanksgiving Morning all year around.

“The night before Thanksgiving at 2 a.m.”, how about, “Thanksgiving Morning at 2 a.m.”.

Where I live there is very little traffic. After living in a large metropolitan area for years, I moved to a small city (pop. 2200) in a small farming county (pop. 9800) and everything for about seventeen miles in every direction is rural. Soybean and corn fields set amongst dense stands of trees.

I enjoy prowling automobile salvage yards and one of my favorites is along a winding country road eleven miles from here. On most any given day I can drive there and back and only see the rural mail carrier on the roads.

The major drawback is deer which dart across the roads anytime and anyplace from out of the woods and bushes. Three out of five rural car crashes involves deer. A driver’s license here could also be considered a deer license.

There are two small “general” stores around the area which have pop machines outside all night . . . closest thing to a diner.

On Main Street you would expect to see Barney Fife and Andy Taylor and perhaps Aunt Bea with Opie, just absolutely love it!

Mannion

Ryan November 27, 2006, 3:06 pm

‘how about, “Thanksgiving Morning at 2 a.m.”.’

Good catch. The original Ping title included “11pm,” but I decided to switch it at the last second and thus ended up with a stupid ass title.

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