Not just once...but TWICE!!!
Oh...the kindness of strangers :)
The road leading to my neighborhood is a long winding one...
It's 45 mph down this street- but it BEGS you to go much faster-(OK, it BEGS ME to go much faster!!!). It is gorgeous once you get past the busy intersection...green lush trees and grass, large pastures and homes sitting in the middle of beautiful acreage.
I'm almost out in the country- and I had INXS playing "Deliver Me"...I'm easily pushing 80- wanting to go faster- wanting to fly with the sun roof open...wishing I had a V8 engine (I could get killed speeding too- which is why I probably don't have one~)-
breathing in the morning air, loving the view and the feel of the engine, I feel SOOOO alive.
Around the next curve comes the flasher.
It can only mean 1 thing- a cop is hiding out nearby.
I wave as the guy passes me and I slow down...I don't spot a patrol car before I get to the street that turns into my subdivision, so I keep driving...now I'm curious as to where the Officer is waiting.
Sure enough- another mile down the road, in the wide driveway of a country church- there he is. I grin at him as I drive by- just a tad under the speed limit.
The same thing happened this afternoon as I went out to pick up my daughter from school.
Only this time I was keeping the speed limit- going in the other direction...and I was flashed again by another guy (not the same one). Again I smiled and waved. Drove a half a mile- and there was the officer in the driveway of a gas station...just waiting. I grinned at him too.
Speeding on this stretch of road is a guilty pleasure of mine.
I love how it stretches out...how it curves, how easily it gives way to wheels that move faster and faster...I have gone out of my way to drive it's full length- just because I can-- or because the moon was full, or I needed 10 extra minutes to clear my head.
As a rule I keep the speed limit, and I use my cruise control quite a bit to make sure I do.
Guess I'll be crawling along from now on- banishing my guilty pleasure. I've not gotten a ticket since I was 18...and I'd like to keep that record.
The old Orange County speedway is about 30 miles up the road from here...think they'd let me take a spin out there? :)
I'm not sure what would be more expensive- a speeding ticket, or the gas it would take to get to the Speedway!
I guess I should start knitting again! lol! :)