Monday, August 13, 2012

Drivers, Usual Stuff and Olympics

Rantoul, IL.

61 deg., rain, SW wind @ 5 mph.

Forecast = Showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Why is it that some drivers insist on driving fast in campgrounds and RV Parks? Yesterday, a car came past in front of me that had to be going 30 mph!!! Now, if you're out on the street that goes past the CG that's fine, but here in the park, especially on the weekends, there are children playing and some of them wander out onto the roads from time to time!!!

This weekend, we have more children than we usually do, and I'm guessing that they range all the way from infants to teen-agers. When this guy went speeding by, there were about 5 or 6 small children, (I'm guessing ages 2 through 6), playing just feet away from the road. If one of them would have wandered out on the road from between parked cars, it would have been a disaster!!!! : O

And, it's not just people in cars either!  How many of you have seen the guy in the big MH or truck pulling a 5th wheel go blasting through a park like they were out on an expressway? 

What are these people thinking?   Don't they realize that they can't stop that rig in time if a child should happen to run out onto road? 

So, please slow down when driving through a CG or RV Park. You're site will still be there in 5 extra minutes, the the camper who invited you over for coffee will keep it hot for you and if you're leaving the CG, it really won't make any difference if you leave the park a few minutes later.

If you should happen to hit a child or even possibly an adult, you're sure to be a whole lot later, and just think how bad you would feel.  : (

Jim and Linda didn't do anything special this weekend. Jim went through another one of my basement bays and re-arranged it. He also took a couple bike rides and talked to Paul and Louise. Linda did a lot of work on her Family Tree Maker program and of course, they both watched the Olympics on TV.

You know, I'm kind of glad that the Olympics are over. I enjoyed them but I'm looking forward to regular programing again. Oh, and talking about the Olympics, how did you like the closing ceremonies? I guess they were OK if you were a young person, but I just didn't get a lot of it.

Jim said that the only part of the closing ceremonies that he liked at all was the Spice Girls segment. ; )

They're talking about rain off and on all day today, so I don't know what, if anything, will get done outside. Jim has some computer stuff that he needs to get done, so maybe this will be a good day for doing that.

Did you know that the idea of an Olympic Flame burning from the start of the games to the closing was first introduced in 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam, where a fire was lit in the tower of the stadium, though no torch relay was undertaken? The first torch relay was conducted for the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

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