Just Jot It January # 23 – Drive

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Just Jot It January # 23 – Drive

Daily Prompt – JusJoJan the 23rd, 2020

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Janet gave us our prompt word for today. Thanks so much, Janet!

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 23rd, 2020, is “drive.” Use the word “drive” any way you’d like. Have fun!

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Trying to think of something to say about ‘drive’ or ‘driving’.

I never liked to drive very much, though I did it for years. Makes me too nervous. I don’t even remember the last time I actually did any driving at all … maybe for a year or two.

There isn’t anywhere I want to drive to anyway, and the mister drives us to the grocery store, or to a restaurant. I’d much rather be the passenger so I can look out the windows, and take photos of things I see. I do a lot of ‘drive-by photos’.

Do you remember those old TV shows, where the family would get in their car and go for a drive – just to drive around – maybe on a Sunday? I can’t remember us ever doing that. Maybe people stopped doing that when gas prices went up so much.

I do remember one time my sister and I took a  26 mile drive around the newly constructed loop around the city. That was just for fun. Back in the day parts of it was way out in the boonies, but now the city has built up all around and past the loop. Now I cringe whenever we drive on the loop, as people drive so awful and so many wrecks happen on it.

Well, that’s about all I have for today. Have a good one! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

10 responses »

  1. Oh, yes…the proverbial “Sunday” drive. That really emphasizes how much times have changed, regarding what families do for entertainment. Today, when families get in the car, most members are on their phones, not talking about the scenery. Soon we’ll have self-driving cars, so the driver can be on their phone, as well. It’s sad really. We’ve “gained” so much with technology, but we’re losing a lot, too.

    • Thanks, Luanne!
      Those self-driving cars sound scary to me. I never even liked the cruise control on cars. The only good thing would be if the cars were made to never get in an accident. However that would work, I have no idea.
      Yes, people these days are so busy going to all kinds of activities, they have no time to take a leisurely drive. 🙂

  2. We used to do a Sunday drive when I was young too. One time we drove for 17 hours up state and back down. That was the last one I remember well as I was getting older by then and 17 hours in the car with my parents wasn’t my ideal way to spend a day…LOL. I love driving myself though.

    • Thanks, Janet!
      Oh my – 17 hours is a long drive! I can only ever remember three vacation drives we did, and it does get boring being in the car so long. As for just driving in the area, I just remember one where we went to some little towns – why I don’t know, but it was written about in my kid diary. 🙂

  3. We have a road like that that loops around the city, I-285. Infamous because an Atlanta Braves pitcher named Pascual Perez was driving to the ballpark, got on it somehow, and didn’t figure out how to get to the park until after the game was over.

    I remember clearly that the “gas crisis” ended the practice of Sunday drives.

    • Thanks, John!
      Ours is Loop 289, and they are discussing making another one farther out since the city has grown so much since the earlier one.
      That’s a strange thing that happened to the baseball player. What a thing to be remembered for!
      Maybe it was in the early 70s when they reduced the speed limits to 55, and I think that was to conserve gas. I know it took forever at that speed to get anywhere if you were crossing TX. 🙂

  4. My Dad used to take us on drives when we were kids! Usually in the evening, and just for the heck of it. We were poor, and it was very cheap entertainment since gas was still under a dollar a gallon. It’s the only reason I’m familiar with some of the areas outside of a ten mile radius of where I live…

    • Thanks, Bill.
      That’s nice y’all got to go riding around sometimes. I would imagine there were some things to see up around your area. I was looking to see what might be within ten miles of here – pretty much nothing – just cotton fields, or empty land. There’s another little town about 15 or 20 miles from us, but most are farther away. 🙂

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