Wednesday, May 20, 2015

TAKE YOUR PICK


Southern California has many wonderful things...TRAFFIC is not one of them.  From our home you can take your pick of freeways.  The 605, 210, 10, 60 ~~~ and during commuter hours, you better take a picnic lunch.  We don't often need to be on the freeways at that time, but this morning we did.




 We really like the Auto place that has services my car for the past six years, so when it needs a service, we take it back to them.  Our appointment was 10 AM so we left at 9:00.  One good thing, we have the diamond lane, and if there are two or more of us in the car we can use it.  Usually that moves a lot faster than the other lanes.

How is the traffic where you live?

24 comments:

  1. Hi Wanda, I have to drive John to his Atlanta Dr. 4 times per year. We have to allow about 2 hours due to traffic. I know your traffic is much worse, but once you find an auto mechanic you trust, it is worth the drive, isn't it?
    Hope you two have a good evening. How is the cookie ministry coming along? xoxo

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    1. At least you can space it out. We always allow for traffic, and as I mentioned in my comment to Sue we always check Sig-Alert which tells us the traffic information.

      Cookie Ministry is alive and well. Yesterday was Cookie Day and II gave out a lot of cookies, and a couple new kids arrived. Word gets around. HaHa

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    2. You are such a blessing to those children!

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  2. There is no traffic in our little village...2 stop lights. haha.

    But I have lived in our state's capitol and worked downtown...so I know what you're dealing with!

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    1. That sounds like Hughson, CA were we lived for 27 years. NO stoplights, just a couple stop signs. Guess everywhere has its good and bad.

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  3. Well, I have no idea where my comment just went!
    I was just commenting on your traffic and the joy of driving in it. When we drove down to Anaheim last Thursday most of the driving was fine except for the last little bit. What should have only taken 45 minutes turned into almost 2 hours. It really tried our patience...stop...start...stop...start :)

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    1. We check "Sig-Alert" on the computer anytime we go anywhere and it gives us the traffic info on all the freeways and how fast traffic is moving. If there are any accidents. I know stop and start. But I keep on singing...cause eventually we get there.

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    1. First it's gone,,,, and then there are two. Haha. I deleted one of them for you.

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  5. Traffic in Toronto is unreal. No such thing as rush hour any more... It's rush day! And still more condos going up. I counted 12 construction cranes from my rooftop garden the other morning. Just insane. The traffic and transit system is not currently capable of supporting this growth, so there are a lot of impatient drivers. Can get a little tense at times!

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    1. I didn't realize you were from Toronto....we watched them play the Angles. We are baseball fans and have the Baseball channel, so we watch a lot of teams. I think the won..... Your rooftop garden sounds so cool. LA is condo, after condo too. But all that aside...I love my little apartment and balcony.

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  6. One of the reasons we didn't stay in So. California when we retired was the traffic. Here in coastal Georgia there's not a whole lot of traffic unless you get on the interstate and even then it's not much.

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    1. We considered Oregon when we retired as we do have one daughter there....but we have 3 other adult children here, and a dozen grandkids. That made the decision a little easier.

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  7. Traffic in and around Dallas is AWFUL! We have a similar privilege when there are two or more in the car. It is the HOV lane and my husband gets so excited when we get to use it. Problem arises when somebody breaks down in that lane. It's great when traffic is moving.

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    1. I can imagine it would be bad near Dallas. I guess the rural people have the advantage of less traffic, but not being close to a big town. Sigh****

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  8. I don't do traffic unless I have to! It's always a little nicer if you have someone with you so you can visit while you are bumper to bumper! I usually go to Fort Worth AFTER traffic in the morning on Fridays and return BEFORE traffic in the afternoon. However, it is always worth the delay when I get a good visit in with one of my sisters!!

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    1. We always check out freeways before we start anywhere and when we can do the same thing...plan our trips a non traffic times.
      Glad you're home safe and sound.

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  9. Hello Wanda, not fan to be caught in a traffic jam. However, I find it a bit easier in your country. Here it is hell as people do not respect any road sign.
    They are making the already big highway near Odysseum in Montpellier wider. For that they have made a real desert where we had vineyards, old "mas" and "chemins de campagne." You know what I mean,don't you. Promoters, big companies who do not care at all. There are sometimes more big trucks than cars on the highway. Those trucks bring food to Paris and they compete with one another. A few car drivers use the highway to go to work. During the summer vacation, most cars go to Spain.... There are only drawbacks for my region which is losing its quality of life... Yuck.
    Grosses bises et bon weekend, chère Wanda, to you and your friends.

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    1. I meant "it is not fun to be caught..." :-(

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    2. Oh Marie, how nice to hear from you. I've heard that it's not good in your country for traffic. I think you should consider moving to CA....and deal with our traffic. Would love to see you...planning any trips this year?

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  10. I would have to say that traffic in and around Rochester, NY is not too difficult. Rush hour traffic moves slower, but it's nothing like some of the other major cities.

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  11. I absolutely hate traffic and fast traffic is even worse. I would rather drive a steady 40 miles an hour that start/stop crazy traffic. Where I live it's traffic at lunch and around 4:00...then I wonder where does everyone live ..our town isn't that big. LOL. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  12. So, this begs the question: will you be seeing San Andreas movie any time soon? I'm guessing not!

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