Vacation 2009

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Yesterday, after a three day campout with my crazy friends, staying up late, late, late, (Seriously, I stayed up until 2 a.m. both nights, and everyone knows I'm the first to leave the party. Apparently, I was having fun...) I hopped in the car for a five hour drive to northern Minnesota for Family Vacation 2009. This picture was taken from the rest area at the highest point in Eastern South Dakota. Supposedly, you can see all three states from here - Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. I didn't see them all. I had to go to the bathroom. The resort we stay at is at the end of a mile long country road. We walk it every night after dinner just because. There were some new signs this year. When my sister saw this one, she said, "Slow male children at play." And I responded with, "Yep. Slow male children wearing shorts with knee socks." Is this really what the signs look like now? Wouldn't you think they'd have been updated by now? To include girls? And baggy pants hanging off your ass? That would be more realistic, no?
A little farther down the road we saw this sign. It's proof that I've been living in South Dakota too long that I thought it was kind of cool. Or funny. My sister says it's pathetic. And then the rest of the way home, we discussed why it's cool to have a big ASS truck, but it's definitely NOT cool to actually HAVE a big ass. It no makie sense to me.



14 comments:

Jeff D'Antonio said...

I would love to live on Big Ass Truck Drive.

We have a Damn Big Dam Rd. near us, and there's an Ass Crack Rd. in the next town over.

For awhile there was a "Pubic Access Rd #1" that led into the National Forest area here, but that was just an unfortunate misspelling of "Public" on the sign. They fixed it after about a year and a half.

lacochran's evil twin said...

We make the "slow children" jokes all the time, too. English is fun!

Kristen said...

I am ALWAYS in the bathroom when something cool happens. ALWAYS! That's why I wear Depends now.

Sweetly Single said...

Us Manitobans all have big ass trucks.....tis how we'z get through the snow

sorta LOL

It looks like you had a good time :)

*Akilah Sakai* said...

Sunday I saw Drowning Creek Road. Isn't that just gross?!

stoogepie said...

"Slow Big Ass Children At Play" would probably make a very good graphic and also might be très approprié.

buffalodick said...

My favorite road sign in Michigan is one that says "Do Not Pass When There Is Oncoming Traffic" Ya think?

LiLu said...

Please, PLEASE tell me you stole it...

SoMi's Nilsa said...

Those signs are hilarious! I'm with LiLu - did you steal it?!?

melissalion said...

All of these are excellent points. Especially the big ass one. I'm going to think about that.

[F]oxymoron said...

Too bad street names don't stick around... just think...

Big Ass Feet Dr.
Big Ass Horse Dr.
Big Ass Buggy Dr.
Big Ass Ford Model T Dr.

Malaise Inc said...

After my Dodge got totalled in a wreck (not my fault), I upgraded to a 2006 Ford F350 crew cab long bed deisel truck. The sucker is 22 feet long and 7 feet tall. It is seriously a big-ass truck. It makes my old Dodge look tiny. My wife can't even see into the bed, that is how tall it is.

Sarita said...

How do you know that isn't a girl? Hmmmm? Don't a lot of soccer players wear knee socks or at least those shin guard things?

But the B.A.T. sign did make me snort a little. Thanks for a laugh

justjp said...

That's awesome. I would so be like, dude I totally live on Big Ass Truck Dr., now I need to get a big truck.