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puffy clouds floating
in a blue North Carolina sky
Interstate congestion
all persons seemed okay
engine fire
tank farm
for Dick
next time we are going the 'back roads'
Peggy C

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Road Trip

Road Trip
It was a leisurely visit with relatives -
just catching up with goings on -
then, when we left -
we came back the same way we had gone over -
but -
the road 'gods' weren't kind -
all of a sudden -
traffic was crawling -
when we eventually got to the problem -
it was one lane only -
a pickup truck had an engine fire -
nobody seemed injured -
no ambulance on site -
First Responders and Fire Trucks -
as traffic snaked through and came upon multiple lanes again -
it was same ol same old thing -
we were going the speed limit -
but certainly not fast enough for many -
That is the description of the top 2 photos -
across the bottom is a tank farm -
" an area used exclusively for storing petroleum in large tanks "
- from Webster Dictionary

Why did I take photos of the tank farm? Because I've seen it so, so many times and never had !
That is the only reason .. plus, even though they can be dangerous -
rather have them above ground than below !

Like a friend says, "you took that photo because it was there."
True -- for you, Dick


micritter, Ronald Losure, Diane Putnam, Fred Fouarge and 6 other people have particularly liked this photo

11 comments - The latest ones
TimC club
I've been under the mis-apprehension, Peggy, that it was only here in the UK where the smallest of road incidents are turned into a full blown crisis by our emergency services. These dramas usually last for hours and are all at the expense of the general road-going public.
14 months ago.
Peggy C club has replied to TimC club
No . In Florida, when Mr C had a flight out of Tampa International Airport .. he left our home 3 hrs before flight time ... and was the last one on the plane ! It was only 45 miles from our house ...
A section of hwy, that one had to use to get to the airport, has been named 'Malfunction Junction'.
If a car wreck happens there .. just forget what time you thought you would get to the baseball game-- you won't get there until the 3rd inning.. if you are lucky!
Will say North Carolina has better roads than Florida -- and they do keep clear them much better. This was a pain, but only about an hour added on to our time getting home.
I know some souls who would cringe at an extra hour ... but, everybody has to be someplace !
14 months ago. Edited 13 months ago.
 Mario Vargas
Mario Vargas club
as the song saids: some days are diamonds some days stone
14 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Fabulous collage!

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14 months ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
nice and interesting
13 months ago.
 Dick M
Dick M
Always. The fun is the pressing of the shutter button. Other than the "tank farm", you could have pressed the button at the same scene down here, as you well know.
13 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Good work. Have a lovely evening.
13 months ago.
 Franco Timpanaro
Franco Timpanaro
Bella composizione
13 months ago.
 Diane Putnam
Diane Putnam club
Argh! Stuck! Anyway, I love tank farms. ;-)
13 months ago.
 Peggy C
Peggy C club
Thank you all for the visits and comments ...
Diane, the traffic moved slowly but didn't really take too long.
Tank farm ..wish I could count the number of times I've passed by ....... probably in the 100's.
13 months ago.
micritter club
Why do we take pictures of anything? (I keep asking myself). I came across this (but I'm only partially convinced):
13 months ago.

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