Sunday, July 31, 2011

On the Road to the Trade Show: Accident in Indiana

I'm on my way to the Catholic Marketing Network's trade show near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: riding with my son-in-law and #2 daughter. I'm thoroughly enjoying the trip - in an RV with more comforts and luxuries than the first house my wife and I lived in. Second house, too, for the most part. Not as much room, quite: and that's another topic.

We used a rest stop on Interstate 80 - or 90 - or maybe 80/90 - around mile 40, for a noon(ish) break. The timing couldn't have been better, for us. Traffic was at a crawl, eastbound and westbound, from an accident that left the rest stop's exit clear. It looked like a semi had rolled onto the median - with a load of those enormous power line pylons.

The semitrailer was upright. It looked like the traffic issue was mostly a matter of gettiing the thing pullled out of the median - and the heavy machinery it takes to do that.

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Brigid said...

Wrong letter: "I'm thoroughly enjoyimg the trip"

Might want to reconsider posting in a moving vehicle: "Second house, too, for the moat part."

Definitely reconsider: "The timeing couldn't have been better, for us."

Are there supposed to be parentheses here? "Near Philadelphia, PA: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - Friday, August 5, 2011"

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Brian Gill said...


Hoo ha - you're right: although technically feasible, posting in a vehicle where the keyboard's doing the Jitterbug while my fingers do a sort of jazz fusion version of the Charleston - is fraught with typos.

Found, fixed, thanks!

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