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A long time ago, I was a child. (I started out as Cathy First from Colon, Mi.) For the past several years I’ve been an adult. A lot of things went on between those two stages of life; probably no more or no less than anyone elses. My husband and I moved to “da U .P” from southern Lower Michigan several years ago (yes we were trolls at one time). We owned and operated and operate Clementz’s Northcountry Campground and Cabins just north of Newberry, Michigan until May 2015. We have grown kids and grandkids (who all live downstate). My passion is life and all that Nature has to offer us and trying to photograph it in unique ways. Our intention in life is to see all that Nature has to offer us. We hope that you will be a part of our adventures as we cruise through our lives together. Come back often!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


If you get tired of waiting, just get up and go!

We’ve seen a couple of strange highway traffic things this trip, but yesterday took the cake on two strange things.

We were at a very busy intersection at Acworth (no there wasn’t any little buttons to press to get in the crosswalk…there wasn’t even a crosswalk.)

Dan and I were 3rd in line waiting for the light to change. It seemed like it stayed red FOREVER. Must be the two cars ahead of us got tired of waiting, because they just got up and went before it changed green! This was a left hand turn so there was no going on red. By the time we pulled up to the red light, we wondered if we had gone color blind or if we were in the twilight zone. It was another 10 seconds before the light turned green. Yep, we waited for that green light. Not quite sure if this is a Georgia custom…but we’re not taking any chances.

Before that, we had been heading south on I-75. We were going to the Corp Visitor Center and to the dam overlook (no not damn, but dam). Traffic was moving along at least 70 mph. All 3 lanes in both directions were busy. But, what the heck was that ahead of us way over in the left hand lane? It looked like a car going down the road with the hood open! It would weave even further to the left and then back in the lane, and then the hood would flop down and back up. Traffic was slowing in all 3 lanes.

We finally got up to where this old Cadillac was and could see it wasn’t the hood. It was a good portion of the convertible top!

Do you remember the movie GONE FISHING with Danny Glover and Joe Pesci?? There were two old men in the front seat and the passenger, who was Danny Glover’s character was busy trying to get a hold of the top to at least hold it down. I don’t know how they ended up clear over in the left hand lane, but it was the wrong place to be. The passenger didn’t seem to be having any luck getting a handle on the top…and the driver just kept driving. Looking straight ahead. Being nonchalant.

The passenger had his hands full trying to grasp this part of the roof. It was as wide as the car and probably 18” “deep” (by that I mean I think it was where the first fold would have been had they been trying to put the roof down) I’m guessing they were going about 50 mph…so you can imagine how hard it would have been for the passenger to get a hold of that flapping canvas (or whatever it was made of). It kind of reminded me of someone getting flogged around the head by the beating wings of a large turkey.

We’ve been figuring our way around Cartersville (I’m sure Steve Davis at General RV will be surprised that we’ve been figuring out how to get around without any of his hand drawn maps!! SMILE!!). It is a busy town. You wouldn’t think there was a recession going on in this area (maybe there isn’t??). I’m guessing that Cartersville is probably ½ times again as large as Kalamazoo. It has 3 “major” highways that go through it/around it and isn’t that far off from I-75. We took a couple of wrong turns, but by doing that we were able to find places that we wondered where they were…now we know! All we have to do is remember how to get back to those areas!

So that’s about it for us for this time. We’ve got the next 4 days to work and the weather looks like it is going to be good. Highs close to 70’s and lows in the upper 30’s to 40’s at night.

Catch up with ya later!!

1 comment:

  1. Gary H / BC,MI1:12 AM

    "Tired of waiting" is in the lyrics to innumerable songs. Gimme a better clue....LOL Weird drivers ARE everywhere. Liked the K-zoo reference too, gotta love that Bronco (WMU) hockey !


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