Monday, April 16, 2007

Driving Lessons

Sherry let me drive the RV the other day. Lord help me. And everyone else on the freeway. Thank the same lord that there weren’t very many of his people on the freeway, because I was taking up most of the freeway with my driving. I don’t know where anyone else would have fit.

See, the thing is, I’m used to driving a CRV. CRV’s are very tiny. RV’s, towing pickup trucks? Not so tiny. Wow. Talk about nerve-wracking. One would think that Sherry’s nerves might have been a little wracked, but no. A nice afternoon cocktail took care of her nerves. If only I could have had a few cocktails, because my nerves were a wreck.

I got us to our destination without causing harm to us or anyone else. To me that is a job well done. We won’t discuss how many lanes I needed to take up at one time, those details are unimportant. What is important is that people realize that it is not easy to navigate such a large automobile/home and therefore they need to just, “GET THE HELL OUT OF MY WAY ” Ahem. It’s kinda difficult to brake when you are going 70 in a house on wheels. Make note of that wouldja?

Next time you see a motor home in your rearview mirror, just pull over and let them pass. You never know who might be behind the wheel. And you never know if the only person really qualified to drive the home on wheels is in the back mixing a cocktail.

I’m here to inform.

Here is a video of my driving adventure. It’s like a Driver’s Ed video gone terribly wrong.


tornwordo said...

Cute video! Next time you have to coax the truck drivers into tooting their horn. You just have to make the sign (put your and up and pull down on an imaginary cord) It works!

tornwordo said...

er put your HAND up

heathweb said...

I'm sure being filmed while you drive that ginormous beast contributes to the overall safety of everyone on the road.

Patricia said...

omg i LOVED that video. the rumble strips were my favorite part. i'm sure you are doing a great public service by testing how quickly you can wear down the tire treads by continuously driving on the rumble strips. the noise they make is just an added bonus.

Chunks said...

Touche on adding the Dixie Chicks to the soundtrack of your driving life! You kind of reminded me of BJ McKay, without the monkey...:)