Sunday, December 23, 2012

This Space Available

This service plaza parking area was a ghost town.  It's rare that you see this many spaces available after eleven at night.  At that hour, you're lucky to squeeze in on an end, along the perimeter, or even nuzzle close up to the car section; if you're lucky enough to find a spot at all. 

I don't think I've ever pulled into a place where the lot was so empty.  And this was just one row.  This service plaza has at least ten rows.  That's not counting the perimeter area and the doubles/triples spots.

The traffic for a holiday weekend is surprisingly light.  Maybe there will be more tomorrow, but the roads we've been on so far, have been lighter than even a normal day.  And there seems to be very little truck traffic.  One of the truck stops we parked in over the weekend, in New Jersey, which is usually packed, was also a ghost town.

 It seems like a lot of drivers must have been able to get home for Christmas this year.  Good for them!  I hope they have a fabulous holiday and get plenty of food and rest before heading back out on the road with the rest of us.

And drivers, don't you worry - we'll leave the light on for you. 

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2011: The Road To Laramie
2010: Muscling Christ Back Into Christmas
2009: Holiday Gift Suggestions
2008: Weighing In
2007: When You Need Maternity Clothes And You’re Not Pregnant, You Know It’s Time For A Diet
2006: It’s The Real Thing!
2005: Spiraling Out Of Control

1 comment:

Gil said...

Sure is a strange sight! Be safe....