Now that I have given you that little lesson I will get on with my tale. Kahuna and I headed to La Hacienda de Bruno in order for him to meet with some city officials on a project. He dropped me off at home where I loved up on my dogs, um I mean I got some work done, and he made his meeting. He had another meeting back in Orange County later in the afternoon. We have had some really weird weather the last couple of days which included thunder, lightening and hail. Today was rife with all of these things. While Kahuna went to his meeting the dogs and I cowered in the house and waited out the storm. Kahuna arrived back to retrieve me and calm the dogs at the appointed time and we headed back towards the Covered Wagon which is parked near the beach. We started up Ortega Highway and made it through about half of the curves and swurfs when every car we met started flashing their headlights and looking panicked. Now where I come from that means “slow down dumb ass there is a cop ahead”. So I being the navigator said “honey, you might want to slow down. Looks like there is a police officer up ahead.” Kahuna looked at the speedometer and slowed his already sensible speed down. Then we saw it.
There was a young man standing in the middle of the highway trying to direct traffic around it. Kahuna being a man of action parked our vehicle and went to help. I sat helplessly looking about until I realized I had a camera. I’m not sure what happened other than a few moments before we arrived at this scene this trailer was hitched behind a truck full of construction workers. The next thing they knew it was upside down and they had shit themselves. While Kahuna directed traffic I took pictures.
This kid was very enthusiastic. He ran up the road trying to slow people down.
It was also his first day on the job so he needed some instructions.
The line of traffic was stacked up for about 5 miles. I counted several hundred cars before I finally gave up. It is a very travelled road.
Now then what will I see today?
Oh and just so you know. I'm not ignoring you it's just I have very spotty internet at our current site. We are parked outside of a major military installation and I think maybe they are signalling aliens with intense lasers and microwaves which in turn are blocking my internet usage. No? Ok maybe my cell coverage just stinks in this particular park. I am however on the lookout for those errant meteors which might hurtle to earth and smoosh me into a molten heap of nuclear waste.