Daily Archives: April 6, 2015

Hard to be normal in a vacation area

Traveling around to different areas has been and is fun.  But, there can be some drawbacks.  Drawbacks is too strong of a word, but I can’t find a better one at the moment.

Neither of us has lived in someplace that was considered a vacation area before.  Unless you like to vacation in cornfields, in which case, yes we have.  Anyways, when you’re living in a place for about 4 weeks at a time it tends to feel like you’re supposed to be on vacation.

It seems to be the most difficult at dinner time.  Most of the time on a vacation, you head over to one of the nearby themed restaurants.  You save for a week of such activities.  We often feel like that’s what we’re supposed to do in the different areas we’ve stayed in so far.

It often just doesn’t feel right to go to the grocery store to buy sensible, normal food.  But, we keep doing it.  Or, at least trying to.  Some days we win and some we don’t.

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Hit and Run fun on Easter

We’re still here in Gulfport right now.  Jodi and I went out to find dinner last night.  On our way back home we stopped at a red light.  I looked in the rear view mirror and saw a Chevy Caprice coming up too fast.  Before I could speak they rear ended us.

As quick as the driver hit us, she backed up and drove up onto the sidewalk to go around us, turn right and sped away.  Luckily we were able to get their license plate number before they could get away.  It was fortunate that it took them some time to drive up on the sidewalk and make their turn.  That gave us the time to get a good description for the police.

Another plus was that I had not taken the ball out of the hitch.  So, the Caprice got a grill full of hitch.  Our car just had some minor scratches and some broken trim around the trailer light socket.

We called the police, who arrived rather quickly and got the information to them.  We haven’t heard if they found the car and driver or not.  Jodi and I were both in some pain so we went to the ER just in case.  Minor whiplash was the diagnosis for both of us.

English: Receiver for a hitch. Factory install...

English: Receiver for a hitch. Factory installed on a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0 Diesel SUV. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I think from now on, I’ll just leave the hitch in place.  It probably saved us from some expensive damage.


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