Thursday, October 2, 2014

Fall brings in cool and foggy mornings

 As I am driving the route to school this past week I am reminded of a time Mark and I were driving across the county in our old 1956 Ford pick up truck. We had just driven into Texas, and  found ourselves engulfed in a deep fog. I was driving and I remember slowly moving down the interstate as I watched to be sure there were no stopped cars. Mark was on the look out for a place for us to pull over and just wait out the fog. After what seemed to me as hours he spotted a sign for a rest stop. We slowly pulled in and found a place to park. We stayed put. You could not see your hand in front of your face so we stayed in the cab of the truck taking turns sleeping sitting up. If we needed a bathroom we just stepped out and back in, trying never to take a hand off the truck.  I had never experienced a fog like this  before or since then.
The next morning the sun broke and as the fog slowly starting burning off  the parking lot was revealed  to us, we laughed out load to see that there were cars, trucks, campers, and anything you can think of, all around us in the most interesting configurations of parking I had ever seen. No one had touched another vehicle, but there were all were, looking like a child's game all laid out ready for play.

Ragged, bleary eyed and amazed we pulled out and headed down the road.
  Besides working at the school we had planned a gas load of pots. Mark was able to plug along without me on the days I was working. We picked up speed on my days off, finished up the loading and he fired Monday as I drove away into the morning fog.

Unloading was today.
Pictures up tomorrow.

 Back stack up there.... Middle to your right.

Front or last stack in- waiting to brick up the door.

More tomorrow!


Dennis Allen said...

When the fog gets that thick you might as well be on another planet.

Laurie said...

Good fog story! Glad you two were safe. Looking forward to seeing some lovelies from this kiln load.

cookingwithgas said...

Yes, Dennis, it sure felt as if we were.

cookingwithgas said...

Laurie, I think you will!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

You are SO busy. I hope you still have time for yourself!

Tracey Broome said...

You really do write such nice posts when you catch a bit of time. I know this driving in the fog well, growing up on the coast in SC I often drove to work or school like that. Also up on the parkway is a good place for fog driving, pretty scary!

cookingwithgas said...

Gary- I am looking for those moments...Thanks :)

cookingwithgas said...

Hi TB! Yes we have been on the parkway in that fog as well- forgot about that one- it was scary. I'm heading to read you right now. :)

Dan Finnegan said...

I experienced fog like that in disorienting!