Windy Wyoming

Everyone knows of the traffic signs on highways.  You know the ones I’m talking about, they are big and they flash information, anything from construction work to accidents. Yes, those ones.

We have them here in Wyoming, although I can be almost 100% sure they have never reported traffic jams! because well it’s Wyoming and that’s just not a problem here. No, the signs here usually are on to tell you, highway is closed, because well there is so much damn snow you can’t go  anywhere, or there isn’t that much snow, but with the way the wind is blowing it’s creating 10 foot drifts across the road. The other thing that you see posted on the signs is about the wind.

And, well today while driving back to Wyoming those signs were lit right up, letting me know that it was windy as f*ck, you get the picture. When the sign says 50+ mph gusts you just know it’s going to be an awesome ride home. It’s a good thing I’ve had my car for a while and am used to the shaking and top-heavy feeling you get in a SUV, or I’d probably be somewhere miles from home refusing to drive. There were a few white knuckle grips made on the steering wheel today.

So these signs are a good thing, if you listen to them, that it. And, well there was at least one person who didn’t listen. I saw a 5th wheel camper completely flipped over on its side. Odd thing is there was no vehicle to which it was or should have been attached, so I’m guessing that had occurred a while ago. So, maybe the warnings weren’t up when that person came through either way that’s a way to put a damper on your day. Then the other funny thing I saw, and I’ve never seen this before today, was a person towing their camper with the slides out.  First, is that even legal, and second, why are you doing that? Does it help with the wind? Did you forget to slide them in, are they broken and therefore can’t slide in? Inquiring minds want to know, or at least this one does.

It was an interesting windy ride home and well the wind hasn’t really died down any since I’ve been home, I am currently listening to it blow across the top of the chimney.

Oh Wyoming and your wind.

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