Just Click: From Pick-Ups to Piñatas
We were driving the usual route between home and the church offices today, when we caught up to a pick-up truck making a rather wide right turn. We recognized the familiar sign across the rear tailgate: Precaution Future Driver with the phone number of the driving school, and we just cracked up. This was one beat-up truck. The rear bumper was missing, the sides were completely smashed in. "Must not be a very good teacher," we chuckled. It was impossible to get a good photo into the bright sun through our windshield, but I caught one from a distance as we turned off in another direction. And I got to thinking, it has been a while since I posted a collection of road pics. I don't always have a great camera with me, and I am often busy yelling "Look out!" to my trusty husband driver, but every now and then, I catch a little something that reflects a bit of real life in El Salvador.
|Caught a quick pic of this pick-up the other day. The sign says they give rides.
We noted the rides would be quite wobbly.
|Wait, is this the same truck? Rubber balls definitely enjoy wobbly rides.
|This is the appropriate vehicle for this "road." If they offered rides, I would accept.
|Here are a couple more ride options on this dusty trail.
|The pick-up segment of this story would not be complete without
a truck full of plastic resin chairs.
|When you need to take your plant out for a ride, just grab the cooler and
some bungee cords.
|This cyclist is competing with buses, cars and motor cycles, heading into
the city center to sell fresh bread.
|While out in the suburbs...
|Just a friendly reminder: "On the highway, we are all fragile."
|There is never a shortage of amusing road signs. Did you know that
you can get towers of pancakes...at Pollo Campero? (Yes, the chicken place.)
|And if pancakes are not your thing, maybe try out Crunchy Fest
at Taco Bell. (Pronounced Croonchy Fest)
|It is well after Christmas, but you can still celebrate Merry Cheesemas.
Do I need to wear my cheesehead for this fiesta?
|Merry Christmas! Poinsettias grow everywhere.
|Just a random pretty tree.
|The national tree of El Salvador: maquilishuat.
|It simply cannot be safe to lean an extension ladder on the power
lines to repair the power lines.
|Poet Roque Dalton lived in this home. Supposedly Nayib Bukele
was going to transform it into a museum and book store, but so far there is
no evidence of that transformation. The words on the left say "We kill poets."
|I am guessing the Pilsener piñata is not what you purchase for your
6-year-old's birthday party.