You know it's bad when you see a ribbon of bright red brake lights snaking ahead for miles...see where the blue arrow is pointing? That would be said ribbon.
We finally cleared that mess and drove along for a little while before traffic came to another stop-and-go situation. Two lanes, moving at most around 10 miles per hour, when all of a sudden people decided that the rules didn't apply to them and they started driving on the shoulder. It irks me like you wouldn't believe when people do this - and apparently, it also irked the driver of a big white work truck, because he would edge his truck over into the shoulder so these rule-breakers couldn't pass. This happened so often that I started taking pictures to entertain myself:
There goes one car...
We caught up to them, and I have to say, it was very satisfying to see their law-breaking efforts stymied by that work-truck driver, who was obviously as sick of this as we were. Honestly, I would have loved to see them ticketed, but I suspect the police were a little busy dealing with all the accidents on the road.
Anyway, that was a good part of our Sunday. We had a great time with our youngest, who cooked the entire Thanksgiving meal! And lest you think we forgot about the pets, even the rats got a tiny piece of pumpkin pie:
Dora appreciated the dab of Cool Whip on her piece!
Paco went into a food coma - seriously, he didn't get more than a couple of bites, but a full belly plus a huge beanbag chair meant he was out like a light!
Hope all of my American readers had a great Thanksgiving holiday - we are back to normal with a long run this morning since we missed ours over the weekend due to flooding rains in the Dallas area.