Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The things I saw…


It was a beautiful day here in Massachusetts yesterday…not too hot or humid.  Greg had to go over to a town a few towns away from ours to run an errand so I went with him.  Here are some of the things I saw along the way:

The sky was full of cirrus clouds.  At one point I noticed that there was a cloud that was kind of red in the middle of a bunch of regular white clouds so I took a picture of it.  What causes this, I have no idea but it’s kind of cool, I think.  It was red for a while.  Then it turned blue.  Then it just went back to being an ordinary cloud.  Do you see it there?  It's three lines down.  I guess it just wanted to assert itself for a little while.


The traffic was horrendous.  We thought we would save time if we got on the highway but this is what we encountered once it was too late to get off.  It turns out there was a rather serious accident up ahead on the other side of the Turnpike.  I guess it was that age-old gawk factor that had us backed up.  I hope everyone involved in the accident is okay.


For a while, we were behind a truck from Madbury, New Hampshire.  I think that is a funny name for a town – Madbury.  I looked on line but couldn’t find an explanation for the name.  It made me wonder if, when they named the town, they also considered the names Happybury and Sanebury and those names were voted down by the folks at their town meeting because they wanted the town to have a certain kind of reputation.  Probably not, but it’s kind of fun to think about.  Anyhow, I highlighted in green the fact that this business’s phone number is 593-EGGS and below the letters (EGGS) they also put the numbers (3447.)  I appreciate that.  If I ever had to call Siegel Egg Co., I would be very glad that they put the numbers there and I wouldn’t have to translate EGGS into numbers.  One  of my bugaboos.


On our way home, we went by the Pigmobile for Carl’s Oxford Diner.  I ate at Carl’s Oxford Diner once a few years ago.  They make one heck of a breakfast in there but, believe me, the Pigmobile is an apt symbol for the place.  One of the YELP reviews I read of this place states:  “if you order keilbasa and eggs you will get an ENTIRE Keilbasa!”  Well, that’s true.  And if you order bacon, you get practically a whole pig.   So if you are hungry, I would recommend Carl’s Oxford Diner but be prepared to wait in line to get in.  Apparently, there are a lot of hungry people in these parts.  And, oh yeah, the bus doesn't pick people up and take them to Carl's Oxford Diner.  It's just there for show.


That’s what I saw yesterday.




14 comments:

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Beautiful!! Have a great day!

TexWisGirl said...

now i'm hungry! :)

always better to be behind an accident than in it, i say. :)

Nicki said...

No clue why there was a red spot in the cloud - but it does look like a pretty day - - - except for the traffic (yuck). And I have to say that Northern cities like to dress up their buses / trucks. We followed several hippo trucks on our way to Wellesley last Spring.

Debbie said...

Darn those rubber neckers, the clouds are so pretty!!!

Chatty Crone said...

Okay that was a lot of traffic - I hate traffic.

Love that pig truck. That was so cute.

sandie

Brian King said...

I do see the red! Funny how that appears in just one spot. The Pigmobile is quite impressive! That's the kind of place I'd like to try!

Sandra said...

i am a tad jealous, wish i could have seen all this and that includes the pigmobile. and your thoughts about the madbury and sanebury are the type things that run through my head all the time. i do so despise traffic.

MEcoy said...

cute bus that pink one

Robert Geiss said...

Wonderful ! Love the pig mobile much. Please have a good Friday you all.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Wow, talk about coincidences, Barbara, we saw the SAME things on our way home to the VA eastern shore after spending time in Nashua, NH. Yes, those clouds were beautifully intriguing and I also photographed them. We did spot the pig mobile (too late for me to get a drive by shot). And, we too spent over an hour in the traffic tie-up on the Mass turnpike. I went online that night in search on a reason for the delays. We got off an exit before reaching the source. It seems there had been 3 separate accidents within a very short time span. Not sure if there were fatalities, but some folks were seriously injured.
When I read this post is was so fascinating to learn we had the same experiences...life is truly odd at times.

Rob-bear said...

That Pigmobile is such a swine advertisement for Carl's place.

Loved the clouds, too. Recently, I've been taking a lot of pictures of clouds. Especially in the evenings.

Blessings and Bear hugs.

Lydia Martin said...

Oh my doodness...that was the trip of curiosities for sure! I agree about putting numbers below letters...that letters only for phone numbers gets my dander up LOL!
Great series

Nadege, said...

Great shots...I love the pink bus.

Stratoz said...

That pig mobile is so cool