Monday, July 02, 2007

My Windshield on the World, Part 7 (maybe)

I have failed in being an obsessive blogger (an obsessive cleaner, apparently, is more my style) and haven't tagged my old posts well. In fact, I haven't tagged them at all. We could be on the sixth, seventh or even eighth 'Windshield' post and yet, I couldn't tell you to save my life. In addition, I am far too lazy to go through and check. So, we'll call this seven because everyone knows that is lucky and lucky is always better than not.



I give you My Windshield on the World, Island Edition.


Driving in the islands is always a guaranteed adventure. The more you do it, the easier it becomes. This, however, pretty much means nothing.


Even if you remember to keep left, honk the horn on the hairpin turns and realize a spontaneous family reunion might happen in the middle of the road, you still cannot be prepared for all you might encounter.



Like goats...



And donkeys...


Just before I took this photo, there was a vehicle in front of me full of very loud children that were trying to feed the donkeys. The donkeys have no problem taking food from you. They also have no problem kicking a dent in your door, which is what he did when the screaming children stopped doling out the food.


I felt badly for the tourists with a dent in their rental car- that is no fun come return day. I gotta say, though, I was sort of on the donkey's side. The kick to the door was the only thing that was going to get that car out of the way and those kids to quit screaming.


Even with all the adventure and challenges island driving brings, one thing is certain:


Nothing beats the view.






12 comments:

Bre said...

I wonder if having donkeys around would help me get rid of my helicopter parents on move-in day... hmmm....

Also - I'm really pretty jealous of that view

Sizzle said...

nice view!

The Exception said...

Now that was a smart donkey! I wish I had an equally effective way to quiet screaming kids.

Great pictures.

Danielle said...

Ah man...makes me think of the Hana Highway on Maui...

And the donkey makes me think of when i was in Cancun, seeing people driving down the road with a donkey in the back of the pickup...I kid you not! Is it OK to kick screaming kids to make them shut up? :)

justacoolcat said...

I never drive on the Islands. I prefer to hire someone more stoned and half drunk.

justrun said...

Bre- Helicopter parents- LOL! There's no cure for that, you know.

sizzle- yeah, and there are tons more just like it.

exception- You and me, both!

Danielle- It makes me think of those places, too. Sometimes I feel like I'm cheating on Hawaii (my first island love) when I spend all my time down in the VI's.

JACC- They are both fun options.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Hmmm, donkey ... screaming kids, donkey ... screaming kids. I'd likely kick the kids out and give the donkey a ride.

GirlGoyle said...

So you are driving on the wrong side of a road littered with lose animals while looking through the view hole in your camera?? Yikes! Daring!!

justrun said...

Barb- I know just what you mean.

GG- And even with all that, it feels safer than driving at home.

brookem said...

oh my god! goats! and donkeys! and that view is to die for!

Nicole said...

Great view, but OMG Tom is so jealous he wanted to see a wild donkey on the island and we even searched for them but no luck. I guess we just have to go back.

Dawn said...

I love family reunions!