Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Things I May Not Have Known Before

Even after Best Vacations Ever, it feels good to be home.

A totally loaded-up 1998 Chrysler minivan holding many dirty kids and much luggage can still go 91 miles per hour in the Columbia Gorge.

A ticket in Oregon for 91 in a 65 zone is $465.

There are nice, generous, polite , soft-spoken sheriffs' deputies who will take a few points off a ticket to make it a little easier to take* (like only $265 for 85 in a 65).

Kids in cars smell funny.

Vacations are a good idea. I recommend them to anyone who has the means. But, yeah - it's good to be home.

*This may have something to do with never having been pulled over since 1990 - I'm just saying.


  1. Ouch. Ticket! That's outrageous. And highway robbery.

    Glad you're home safe!

  2. I got a ticket for 102 in a 65 in Nephi. The cop not only did NOT knock points off, he said I was lucky he didn't haul me to jail for reckless endangerment.

    Glad you enjoyed your vacation!

  3. I got a nasty ticket in Washington a couple years ago and wrote an apology letter which got it knocked down to $85. I write good apology letters, methinks.

    Welcome home!

  4. I'm glad the cop knocked some off of the tickett. Also good to know your Car has some get up and go, incase you ever need to get up and go.


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