I got an email yesterday from an RVer who wanted me to warn everybody else to stay away from the state of Kansas because they had ripped him off. He said that he was driving his motorhome in the left lane of the highway and a police car came up behind him with lights and siren on and he did not move to the right. He said the police car went around him in the right hand lane and continued on its way, and a few minutes later another police car pulled him over and he was issued a ticket for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.
He told me this is ridiculous, it was easier for the cop to change lanes in a car than it was for him in a diesel pusher towing a car on a dolly. He added that he pays his taxes just like everybody else, and those taxes pay not only for the highway, but for the cops’ salaries.
I replied that ever since I got my license about 150 years ago it’s been the law that you must yield to an emergency vehicle. It doesn’t say anything about how much taxes you pay in any state driver’s license manual I’ve ever seen, it just says to yield. So now he gets to pay another tax, the Stupid Tax, for being stupid. Wow, some people’s children!
Well, we didn’t get to Sunglow Pier yesterday, but we did go for a ride and stopped at a few new and consignment furniture stores. In one of them, Terry found a very nice old oak armoire and negotiated a heck of a deal on it. We loaded it up in the pickup and took it out to the house in Edgewater and unloaded it in the garage.
We still need to find a couple more bookcases, a pair of recliners, and a couch. But we will probably buy those new, since the used ones we have seen have not been all that appealing. We also need to get a couple of televisions for the house.
I’ve been trying to learn a little bit about smart TVs and 4K TVs and all of the new technology available to us now that we won’t be depending on an air card for Internet access. My son Travis added us to his Netflix account so I can try it out, and I’m amazed at how much they have available. Not just television shows and movies, but also some great documentaries and things like that.
Everything in life is a trade-off, and one of the trade-offs you make to have the freedom of the fulltime RV lifestyle is that you don’t have superfast unlimited Internet to do things like stream video.
And speaking of video and things like that, I don’t do politics in this blog. But I really urge you to watch this short YouTube video. It’s absolutely the best political ad I’ve seen in years. Trust me, you’re going to like it no matter what your party affiliation is!
Thought For The Day – I can rise and shine, but not at the same time.