Commute Count: May 18May 19th, 2010 by ed friedrich
Took a roundabout way of getting here today so I could check out a few things. I see they did some paving at the Harper park-and-ride lot and painted the bus stop, but it’s not open yet. They’re getting ready to start widening Southworth Drive next week. There are stakes out in the bay on one side and up in people’s yards on the other.
Figured what the heck, I’m already late anyway, and took the scenic route along the water. Been a while since I was in the old stomping ground. Old Stomping Ground. Where did that term come from? It has something to do with frisky prairie chickens stomping the ground bare in their mating routines. I read it on the Internet.
So I wound up in Annapolis and accidentally found out Beach Drive was closed there, for seawall work. I’m working on stories about all three projects and hope to have them to you soon.
Am I the only one who didn’t know about the camels out by Manchester State Park. I was all pumped to tell the folks at work about them, but most everyone had already knew. There’s a one-humper and a two-humper. They’re huge and hairy. A nice lady came out in her John Deere rig to bring them some hay and hollered “Good morning” to me. I took a few pics with my cell phone, but they showed up as specs.
Was heading home early the other day. Head was aching so bad I felt like I was going to puke. So guess what happens. I stop dead in my tracks on the Mullenix overpass. Come to find out about 15 minutes later there’s a car fire closing the right lane. It was out by the time I got there. First off, how does a car catch on fire? And when it does, why doesn’t the gas explode and blow it to smithereens?