Sunday, May 13, 2007

I thought you all might get a kick out of our last day of travels through Texas. Anyone who has travel through the state of Texas to get to Arizona and back knows it is big and bare. Once you get on the other side of El Peso there isn't much out there. We stopped in Fort Stockton for the night at the Holiday Inn Express. We checked in and fell on the beds. I sat straight up pulling myself up out of the middle of the bed where I had sank. I told Mom we can't stay here, these beds are awful. We checked out and tried went to another hotel on Motel Road. Not a room available as there was a car race there that weekend. We headed down the expressway realizing we would have to drive for another hour before coming to the next town. The further down the road we went the slower the miles seemed to pass by. I had to PEE!! I stepped on the gas and saw the policeman on the other side of the road. I was going 87 mph. I let up on the gas peddle and slowed down. The policeman had turned around and was fast approaching my vehicle. I looked at Mom and said we are busted! Sure enough he pulled me over. He said step out of the car and walk to the rear of the vehicle. Now I really had to pee!!. He said you know I pulled you over because you were speeding. I said yes sir I was. He asked why I was speeding. I told him I had to pee. He said you had to go that bad? I said yes sir. So bad it hurts to stand here. He looked at me funny and said I am going to give you a warning ticket. Next time instead of speeding, pull over and go in the bushes. Pee in the bushes what if I get poison sumac?? That happened to my sister when she peed in the woods.; He looked at me like he was dealing with a crazy woman!
I said "yes sir thank you". He got in his car and I walked to my car. I opened the back door grabbed a paper towel and "Damn-it Mom I have to go pee in the bushes now!! He gave me a warning ticket.
A few minutes later we were back on the road. This time I was going the speed limit. What did we see two miles up the road? The police officer who pulled me over. I am so glad I was going the speed limit!!
The moral of this Bevvie Tale.....don't speed it's better to pull over and pee in the bushes.