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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Theme Thursday = Traffic

There are advantages to living in a small college town!
We only have 2 traffic lights! We drive 11 miles to the nearby
city for groceries, and the drive looks like this!
The only traffic that can slow you down out here is
the occassional combine! LOL!
I do know how it feels to have a daily commute in traffic, though,
from my years of working. I worked downtown in our state
capitol for a time and then in another larger city
with a 45 minute commute one way. I would have to say
that I like my country roads better these days!
So, in the interest of both lifestyles, I've done 2 acrostics!
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posts, click here! Or click and join up yourself!
  • Tedious
  • Rush hour
  • Anxiety
  • Fumes
  • Freeway
  • Idle
  • Crawling
  • ~~~~~~~~~
  • Tractors
  • Remote
  • Alone
  • Fresh Air
  • Farm land
  • Infinite horizon
  • Corn fields

51 comments:

  1. I grew up in a small town and have since lived in both, and now live in the biggest I ever have. I missed last week so I'm going to have to try to get my act together and join this week. Love your acrostics, but your view is even better!

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  2. I live in a small college town where things look a lot like it does by you. I love it!

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  3. Nice take on the two forms of traffic, Betsy and your pictures are great!

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  4. Acrostics--that's what they are called?! I was trying to think what they were as I have one for traffic too as well.

    Wow, what a lovely piece of road you drive along now. Sounds serene--and no doubt exactly what you need , given your daily family challenges.

    Great post.

    Enjoy those country roads. May they lead to greater and greater harvests for you adn yours!

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  5. Wait, I just saw something for Friday but it popped awy when I came back to the page. My, you are getting ahead of yourself now, ....must be all that "extra" time not dealing with traffic! LOL.

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  6. Ahh, I got it. NEver mind. for some very odd reason when I click on theme Thursday's link with your name it takes me to your postcard blog for Friday April 12th! Might want to fix that link.

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  7. Love the Traffic x 2. You have made me homesick with your photo of the beautiful foliage.

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  8. I have a lot of roads like that here, also, but the trees are not that nice.

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  9. Mmm ~ That is very odd! I obviously didn't type that old post into the url on Mr. Linky. I can't correct it so I entered again. Sorry everyone..hope you made it over here! ha!

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  10. We had similar thoughts on this one Betsy....beautiful shots

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  11. I love doing acrostics! How fun. I love your take on traffic, or lack of it. I usually get pretty annoyed when combines get in my way here!

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  12. Your little college town is smaller than my little college town. We don't get slowed down by combines, for us it's logging trucks and freight trains.

    Fun acrostics! I like both perspectives.

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  13. I just LOVE your blog!
    Never get tired of looking at it.
    It's been fun getting to know you and your family.

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  14. great attitude adjustment here! I love your phots to go with it!

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  15. I'm with you. All done with the big city traffic except when I go home to visit.

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  16. i get more tractors these days than when i did in Tampa, Raleigh or Baltimore. love my country roads. happy tt betsy!

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  17. I love your pretty country roads!

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  18. Sounds ideal. We live in a college town two. Two colleges. Our traffic is awful. I'm trying not to envy you.

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  19. Very nicely done, both of 'em! Great counterpoint.

    By the way, have you seen a cape anywhere around here?

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  20. Loved that first photo, Betsy! That's the kind of traffic I like.

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  21. I agree with you, roads in the cities are overcrowded and filled with hazardous drivers. I prefer the relaxed country roads.;)
    Lovely pictures.;)
    xo

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  22. What wonderful contrasts. I still occasionally will wander down to the motorway bridge and watch the traffic drive by and laugh to myself that I am no longer part of it.

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  23. Christian ~ I almost wish we had working railroad tracks in town. My boys would LOVE it!

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  24. Mr. Fox ~ Why, yes! I do have a cape...I was saving it..kind of a momento from the ball! ;)

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  25. I will always be a small town girl!
    Give me traffic behind a John Deere ANY DAY!!!!!

    My road has been blocked QUITE a bit this week...the soy beans are ready!

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  26. enjoyable post, but now for some reason I have that john denver tune 'take me home,country roads' running through my brain!!

    happy theme thursday!!

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  27. We just got our THIRD traffic light. Big doins'.

    But, on Main St., we do have traffic, especially in the A.M.

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  28. Saving the cape, eh? Well, if Monica can save her blue dress...

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  29. I also grew up in a very small town, maybe no more than 1,000 people. Our city now has 80,000+ people and still feels small ~ after living in major metropolitan areas for years. I am off next week to spend a few days with my sister in Athens, Ohio - another wonderful college town. Then it's on to DC for a meeting - not a small place for sure!

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  30. That shot of the country road made me think of my native New England for a moment. Then I thought of the cold winters and the snow, and was jolted back to reality! Happy TT!

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  31. I have to go to the store nearly every day, I don't like to pre-plan...that would be too far for me. I'd probably bicycle there anyway...

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  32. VE ~ oh, we have to plan a shopping trip...organization is a must! I try to only go out once a week and get all the errands done at once! There is a tiny, overpriced grocery/gas station here if you have an emergency.

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  33. Oh, this one is so great. Both sides of the street... -J

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  34. Your country roads are much nicer than any modern highway in and out of any city that I have ever been in. I don't mind the combines or tractors and take special delight in passing horses and buggies. I try not to scare the horses as I have been on horseback and in buggies that were scared by cars and kids in cars. lol -- not much fun.

    I am installing Windows 7 on my main computer today and on my wife's computer tomorrow. I will probably say something about this on one of my blogs tomorrow.

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  35. Beautiful roads! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  36. Your country roads remind me so much of where we lived in Northern CA before our move to Southern CA to be near our children.

    Something very peaceful about that. Now I travel several freeways to get anywhere I want to go. But I don't mind it! New things to see....

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  37. Wanda ~ I don't really mind the highway, either...it's all in your perspective, I guess! My boys love it when we drive out on the highway...so fun to see the 'real' traffic...especially semi-trucks. They especially love it at night when the street lights and headlights create their own show!

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  38. Kayren ~~ well, you have IKEA! That's almost reason enough to move to a large city! ha!

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  39. Great perspectives and photos. Happy Theme Thursday.

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  40. You made me gigge my dear! That's my kind of traffic jam:) I live in the country too and wouldn't trade it in for the world...well maybe a small world...I'd take saturn I suppose:)

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  41. Betsy,
    I LOVE the acrostics!!!! And your photos make this so much fun!!! You have a wonderful sense of humor, and it really shows in this terrific post! Thanks so much for sharing my happiness with me today!!!! You're the best!!!! ~Janine XO

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  42. Janine ~ your news of being cancer free was better than anything else in blogland today! Congrats, again! Whew! And I'm glad to have you as a new blog friend!

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  43. Nice! I'm seeing a lot of great pictures today.

    Wouldn't mind a college town.

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  44. Beautiful pictures! I see lots of combines around here too. They are almost done for the season though.

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  45. I can appreciate the second one more. Small country tree covered roads are sheer magic!

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  46. Although missing some "things" from the city, living in an area like this for 13 years has certainly helped to slow down and enjoy the view, not to mention going places and no traffic to contend with.

    Changing seasons, although messy sometimes, are welcome too ; )

    Cheers!

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  47. Oh how I wished I lived in a two-traffic-light town. I've just noticed those beautifully carved pumpkins on your sidebar? Amazingly intricate. Sometimes I wish we did celebrate halloween!

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  48. I like both of these but am ever so grateful for the second one! Those combines can be a little nerve wraking, however when they are coming towards you on a narrow road! I prefer them to the stop and go traffic anytime, however.

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  49. I Envy Your Space! I have forgotten what tarmacadam looks like! Have A Fine Weekend.

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  50. i've done both as well but will take the country route any day of the week and twice on tuesday!!!!

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