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Traveler's Delight #8129599
04/27/24 02:37 PM
04/27/24 02:37 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,746
Idaho, Lemhi County
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Gulo Offline OP
"On The Other Hand"
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Idaho, Lemhi County
Flying is nice, and boats might suffice, but there's one mode of travel preferred,
It's driving a car to places afar, going slow so that nothing is blurred.
Enjoying the scenery, the sky and the greenery, turning and twisting my way,
Through back roads less traveled, some paved and some graveled, is how I enjoy my foray.

It's never been boring, this method of touring, and can lead to the ultimate thrill.
Not driving through showers or smelling the flowers, but finding that special roadkill.
It doesn't take power; 30 miles per hour, is usually about the right trend,
Scan with your eyes for that smelly surprise, that has met its unfortunate end.

And your sense of smell will often foretell, of that smashed little fur-ball of which
Will brighten your day; perhaps it will lay on the asphalt or off in the ditch.
The excitement will mount, as you tally and count, the numbers of critters you've viewed.
That a previous truck has so squarely struck, where the blood and the gore has been spewed.

Frogs and toads may litter the roads; stopping at each is insane,
It's all up to you, to sort this thing through, not to waste time on the mundane.

The really nice prize (at least in my eyes), is the tastefully laid out piece of art,
That has baked in the sun, 'til you know it's the one which will cause your nostrils to smart.
To provide the detail, some stomachs might fail, I'll not chronicle each wondrous mile.
Stay ever alert on the pavement and dirt, and enjoy yourself all the while.

Jack


Re: Traveler's Delight [Re: Gulo] #8129829
04/27/24 11:14 PM
04/27/24 11:14 PM
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Ontario, Canada
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A fellow connoisseur of Himalayan art! My wife is consistently mortified by my own fascination with roadkill. I always tell her " It's for science..." and she quickly points out that I'm no scientist, LOL.
You've captured the sense of curiosity and wonder perfectly, thanks for the reminder that I'm not the only weird one out there.


Just happy to be here.
Re: Traveler's Delight [Re: Gulo] #8129909
04/28/24 07:34 AM
04/28/24 07:34 AM
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Idaho, Lemhi County
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Gulo Offline OP
"On The Other Hand"
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Excellent sly! I've never before heard the term "Himalayan" art. I love it! Thanks. I'll be using the terminology. Glad you liked the poetry.

Jack


Re: Traveler's Delight [Re: Gulo] #8130340
04/29/24 07:05 AM
04/29/24 07:05 AM
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Posts: 47
Connecticut
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Connecticut
Nicely done! A friend and me once stopped late one night in northern Michigan for a fresh road-killed deer. It must have been hit by a tractor trailer 'cause the insides looked like they'd been passed through a blender. Now we let the roadkills lay where they lie.

Re: Traveler's Delight [Re: Gulo] #8130539
04/29/24 03:49 PM
04/29/24 03:49 PM
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McGrath, AK
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Outstanding Jack !! I took the liberty of distributing that to several of your fans by email !


I too like the " Himalayan art" reference ! It fits right in with the geography....... you know.........the Gangrene and Brahmaputrid Rivers coming off that Tibetan Plateau


Mean As Nails
Re: Traveler's Delight [Re: Gulo] #8130543
04/29/24 03:53 PM
04/29/24 03:53 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 16,669
Goldsboro, North Carolina
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Goldsboro, North Carolina
Very well done Jack. I love the smell of the road killed skunk. We don't have skunks here, so I rarely get to enjoy the aroma while driving. However, there's plenty in the lure shed to enjoy.



Re: Traveler's Delight [Re: Gulo] #8131083
04/30/24 04:05 PM
04/30/24 04:05 PM
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 11,586
Montana ,Rocky Mtns.
Sharon Offline
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Montana ,Rocky Mtns.
Well done, Jack. Though I like the driving part only and the scenery ... grin

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