In the middle of the night, “puddle jumping” from one rest area not clogged by tractors and a truck stop for fuel and a quick nap I made it home §¤:ฯ￦ am…….you run into sometimes an interesting group of people overnight on the highway system of America.
So finally back into Florida of course you must stop to pee on the wall at the welcome station…….I mean my own tax dollars supports that cleanliness.
A short stop my next port of haven is to be “Garlit’s Race-Trac”. At the Bellview/Dunellen exit is Don Garlet’s Drag Race Museum……….took my 59 Savoy lumping a 392 Hemi there with my kid….had “Hemi” printed on the windshield strip. When my son and I came out of his museum he was over at my car ……this was decades ago and he would of course never remember….but I did and I got to show him my painted gold Hemi. He signed one of the valve covers with a Sharpie…….he would never remember but I did!
Anyway, at the exit he’s there, turn right to his parking lot…turn left and there’s a Race-Trac there like a beacon beconning “THIS is the Race-Trac you WANNA stop at! And I made it there really early in the morning No, that’s a rest area before nightfall but anyway……there were a couple of drivers sitting at one of the tables that struck up a conversation as I walked from the coach…..Happens all the time as you know if you have a GMC….was a light hearted conversation and in that I too had nowhere to be and no time to get there I sat down and got into the conversation.No, this pic has nothing to do with the conversation…..it’s an open highway just blowin along …Pandora on just having a wonderful time….yup, this is what ya want….Just threw it in to keep this from putting u to sleep!
But back to the conversation it somehow rolled to “Tiny Houses”. The end agreement is……everyone wants to be “different” but having to live you end up having to do the same things. A tiny house is a similar expression back in the 50′ s on up even to today to live cheap, stand out and be free.
BUT…… why does zoning come down on them? Have you watched a video of a bounce-house coming untethered in the wind? Click your slippers 3 times and say there’s no place like home……Do YOU want a pint sized house that looks like from Disney its a small world blocking my neighborhoodview? I paid big bucks for the peace I have! I bought here for increased property values and not be next to a “manufactured home”. I hate deed restrictions but I don’t want some weird linking whatever rig next to MY pool!.
PAY TAXES like the rest of us Americans!!!!! Dang it….was another comment. Was a spirited discussion and Mobility Homes …a mobile home manufacturer is right up the road….. Guys involved there even said ….make tiny home parks and we’ll buildm! A good idea……..let downsized freaks all huddle together…..They could put up a tiny home Waffle House out front! Yep, very thought provoking comments and my takeaway is hey, it’s a wooden travel trailer without disconnects…..Is that……progress?. Ok, sure is heavy though……
The view out my window yesterday, what’s yours…….. See ya later and thanks for putting up with me……