Friday, March 30, 2012

The Joy of Random Roadblocks

Those of you who know me are aware that the state of Mississippi and I don't always get along. But sometimes, on the road out of my bay-side neighborhood, I run into random roadblocks that make me smile.

Like this turtle. 

It was determined to stay put, until we moved it. It hissed and tried to bite, oblivious to the perils of sitting on the yellow line on a Friday afternoon.

Then the other day (on this same road; it's pretty long and narrow), I got stuck because there was a house in the middle of the road.

I know, it's sort of a trailer. But it's someone's idea of a house. This Dutch girl is fascinated. We were late for things both times, but it was well worth the surprise. 

The storyteller in me loves this stuff. I imagine someone's having a cup of coffee on that porch right now, watching the turtle cross the road. 

Happy Friday, y'all. 


  1. Good on ya for recognizing the joy in these little surprises.

    There's a herd of deer that live in Palmer Park. Every so often they go for walks in the neighborhood where I work. Just beautiful. And a lot bigger than you'd think.

  2. Sounds cool. But a little scary too, maybe...

  3. No, moved to Mississippi in August for husband's job... We're hoping to leave in a year, maybe two. Not the best place to live.

  4. Oxford is nice. Also been to Natchez and drove down the Trace. But I wouldn't be keen on living there.