Not Again….

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PHOTO PROMPT © Jean L. Hays

“No way, the highways are boring.  This is real America.  This is living history.”

“It’ll take a week to do two days of travel and we haven’t seen anything in miles and miles except for more miles and miles.  Well, and signs for defunct roadside attractions and tourist traps.”

“Exactly, Americana at its best.  It’s what we’ve… Oooops.”

“What ‘oops’?  Don’t ‘Oops’ me now!”

“Uhm, I hope the trading post in the sign we just passed is open and can get us the part we need.  Hmm, what do you think of three weeks of travel?”

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Word count = 96

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25 thoughts on “Not Again….

  1. michael1148humphris

    It sounds like they have to buy older classic car as I once did, great fun. Even a breakdown brings something new to the table. Lovely Story.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I’m sure you get more people interested in your problem than you would with a late model Camry or something. Older, classic cars, not being computers on wheels, are also easier to fix… if you can find the parts. Thanks.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It is hell. In today’s world we think help is always a phone call away, but there are large swaths of off-the-beaten-path America where cell phones don’t work.

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          When I moved to New Hampshire I would purposefully get lost just out of the sense of exploration…

          There are still areas with no cell phone coverage if you break down, and even more when you hit the wide open spaces on the other side of the Mississippi.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I was out on the prairie this summer and it is amazing how open the spaces are. I’ve never been up in Lapland or anything, but I’m sure after the trees are gone it has to be similar.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Years ago I worked in Oklahoma and that was how how I always described it: miles and miles of nothing but miles and miles. I think this is the first time I actually used it in a story.

      Back roads are fun and growing up family vacations meant never seeing a highway.

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