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   Undertoad  Thursday Aug 18 12:45 PM

8/18/2005: Truckin' in Amarillo [updated: in Oklahoma City]



Presented as a series I guess, and sort of self-documenting. This might have made our WTF thread instead, but lookie I've put it here.






Trilby  Thursday Aug 18 12:50 PM

What's your problem? I travel like that all the time!


Snob.



Bullitt  Thursday Aug 18 01:11 PM

Paint doesn't take kindly to duct tape, esp. when melted from the Texas sun



Hobbs  Thursday Aug 18 01:15 PM

For those who scoff at the multiple uses of duct tape....


All that's missing in these pictures is a ciggy hanging out of the drivers mouth and a dead deer head sticking out of the back of the car. Ahh, perfection.



BigV  Thursday Aug 18 01:29 PM

I wonder....

I imagine she's making good on her threat to leave ("and I'm takin' my STUFF TOO!"). They look like they've been driving a while. Her left shoulder is sunburned. I can't make out the plate, but it doesn't look like Texas. Maybe Florida or Georgia. She's seen some setbacks (bunged up fender, car broken into through left rear quarter window), but she's doing something about it. The optimism and determination displayed here is admirable.

Good Luck to you. I hope everything turns out better.



LabRat  Thursday Aug 18 02:42 PM

I would love to hear the story that lead up to these pictures. The sunburn might not be from this trip, coulda happened before, who knows. If the story is she's leaving her hubby tho, I am interested in the reason for a ring still on her left hand. I'd have pawned it for $$ for a U-haul myself...



wolf  Thursday Aug 18 02:44 PM

She's probably saving the ring for her first month's rent and crack order at her destination.



barefoot serpent  Thursday Aug 18 03:09 PM

I guess The Joads are still on the road...



Perry Winkle  Thursday Aug 18 03:14 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigV
can't make out the plate, but it doesn't look like Texas. Maybe Florida or Georgia.
I think the assumption is that the Amarillo -> road sign is refferring to Amarillo Texas thus either in Texas or somewhere east of north Texas. So probably either Oklahoma or Texas as far as I can guess.


Hobbs  Thursday Aug 18 03:46 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by grant
I think the assumption is that the Amarillo -> road sign is refferring to Amarillo Texas thus either in Texas or somewhere east of north Texas. So probably either Oklahoma or Texas as far as I can guess.
Oooo, good catch. Oklahoma it is.


Hobbs  Thursday Aug 18 03:52 PM

OK, How flippin bazaar is this? I found these pics on http://www.okroads.com/dandm/i44ok.html. What are the odds of me typing in Exit 120A and coming across these? I love the internet!!!

Quote:
Interstate 44 East approaching Exits 120A-B -
Interstate 40 - 1/4 mile. The interstate lies just
past the North Canadian River, which Interstate
44 is about to cross here.



Neurotica  Thursday Aug 18 03:56 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by grant
I think the assumption is that the Amarillo -> road sign is refferring to Amarillo Texas thus either in Texas or somewhere east of north Texas. So probably either Oklahoma or Texas as far as I can guess.
I'm with you. I'd bet money that that's an Oklahoma plate. (Can't you see me swelling with pride over the actions of my fellow Oklahomans?) Here's a very blurry example of an older Oklahoma plate, before the state seal(?) was added to the middle. I didn't bother to blur the numbers because it's from a bunch of junk that someone dumped on our property.


Anyway, plates don't mean much, of course. But the fact that Exit 120A on Hwy 40 to Amarillo is in Oklahoma does. Oh, great. I just confirmed that I share a state with these people.


Neurotica  Thursday Aug 18 04:02 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigV
They look like they've been driving a while. Her left shoulder is sunburned.
Actually, a lot of people in Oklahoma look like that all the time. Sunscreen is frowned upon (or so you'd think), and Overtanning Syndrome is rampant here. People with the wrong skin tone to get that bronzed look just end up looking red and freckled all the time.

It makes perfect sense. Your skin can look ugly and sunburned all the time, and later you can get skin cancer. It's win-win!


Neurotica  Thursday Aug 18 04:04 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hobbs
OK, How flippin bazaar is this? I found these pics on http://www.okroads.com/dandm/i44ok.html. What are the odds of me typing in Exit 120A and coming across these? I love the internet!!!

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Why must my internet be so slow? You beat me on both the tag confirmation and the road/exit confirmation. *kicks dialup connection*


barefoot serpent  Thursday Aug 18 04:05 PM

OK... that makes the Grapes of Wrath reference even more poignant.

But as a wise person once said:
Before you go making fun of someone; maybe you should drive a 100 miles in their car...



capnhowdy  Thursday Aug 18 04:16 PM

To really polish this image off they should have duct taped the big yellow teddy bear to an old rocking chair and sat him on top of the car.

I think, if she did skedaddle on her old man she took the kid(s) with her also. She most likely took the young man riding shotgun so he could hold the passengers door closed. You must really sweat the small stuff when it comes to travel safety.

She looks identical to a girl down here that owes me 60 bucks. Maybe THAT's what happened........



BigV  Thursday Aug 18 04:23 PM

I think OK is the state too. Good catch. I hadn't seen that plate before, but here's a pic of one I remembered. You can see why I suggested it. Look at the one in the lower left hand corner.



barefoot serpent  Thursday Aug 18 04:28 PM

ahhhh.... you reminded me of the infamous Florida plate:



Elspode  Thursday Aug 18 05:18 PM

I've driven on that piece of highway a few times before...I didn't have that much stuff on my car, though.



Undertoad  Thursday Aug 18 06:16 PM

here?



Cyclefrance  Thursday Aug 18 06:44 PM

'Is this the way to Amarillo?'

(Tony Christie 1960's re-release and no.1 in May this Year!)

OK so you've never heard of Tony Christie - but if there was a US equivalent then you should all be humming it by now - if not, you could buy the single or even download the ringtone! Otherwise you'll never know what you've been missing!



xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Aug 18 06:45 PM

A good thunderstorm would make it much more exciting.



Saknussem  Thursday Aug 18 08:35 PM

This vehicle is actually the latest in tornado tracking. Meteorologists, noting that tornados tend to set down right in trailer parks, have created a MOBILE trailer park and have dubbed this the BAITMOBILE. I would venture to say that right after these pictures were taken, scientists made vast and immediate progress as an F5 tornado touched down right on TOP of that car.



Brett's Honey  Thursday Aug 18 08:40 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigV
I think OK is the state too.
Looks like an Oklahoma tag to me too.


Queen of the Ryche  Thursday Aug 18 08:51 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Saknussem
This vehicle is actually the latest in tornado tracking. Meteorologists, noting that tornados tend to set down right in trailer parks, have created a MOBILE trailer park and have dubbed this the BAITMOBILE. I would venture to say that right after these pictures were taken, scientists made vast and immediate progress as an F5 tornado touched down right on TOP of that car.
Classic! Why haven't I seen your humor before this post? Glad you're here in the Cellar!


bargalunan  Saturday Aug 20 08:30 AM

SuperIndians !



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Aug 20 08:36 AM

bargalunan, those are American loads that were outsourced.



bargalunan  Saturday Aug 20 11:56 AM

Yes, wonderful country overrun by American way of life !

No respect for the traditions (real pictures, details excepted)



mitheral  Sunday Sep 25 04:00 AM

I don't think I would have been brave enough to pass behind this car to take pictures.



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