Saturday, August 7, 2010
BUSTED in Vermont.....
.......or was it Massachusetts?
We stopped beside the freeway to photograph Arayo next to the "Welcome to Vermont" sign. I led her into a ditch, tied her to a road-sign just off the edge of the frame, and photographed Arayo as we entered our most recent state. Then, I looked across the freeway and saw a "Welcome to Massachusetts" sign. As the one we passed when we entered the state was so inconveniently located, I had missed photographing Arayo there and I figured this was my chance!
They had graciously left an "official cars only" turn around space in the median, so off we went. Again, I tied Arayo so nothing would spook her and cause her to dash in front of an 18-wheeler.
The traffic was pretty high so I didn't hear her arrive, park and get out of her van. But, from above and behind me, I heard the officer say in a very ticked off, official voice...... "You realize you are not allowed out here?" (Well, actually, officer, I realized I couldn't turn around here - only you can legally do that - but I didn't turn around, as you can see from my car parked up the freeway a bit.)
I kept my mouth shut - let me rephrase that. I controlled myself and responded "oh!"
Not 50 feet into a new state and already I'm breaking laws - what a couple troublemakers!
Photo: Busted or not, Arayo poses next to the Vermont Welcome sign. Vermont - so far they have the BEST rest stops - complete with free WiFi!