Moving day came and went for my daughter and her husband over the weekend, and we were there to lend a hand. Those U-Haul trucks are pretty handy moving vehicles with a built in ramp to make loading and unloading much easier, and now-a-days they even come with a two wheel hand truck/dolly. That simple machine can sure make moving a lot easier.
As we were heading out of town on our way to Colorado Territory for the scheduled move, we passed Cambridge High School and the line up of tractors in the parking lot. I'm not sure how I missed it, but Margie knew it was take your tractor to school day. Those tractors were lined up about as perfectly as I think you could line tractors up.
We were were quickly reminded that Denver seems to be the Jeep capitol of the world as we saw what seemed like hundreds of highly modified off road vehicles all over town. Every time I go to Denver I recall that I used to think the traffic around town was reasonable. Wow... what was I thinking? I'm spoiled by our light traffic after living in southwest Nebraska for sure!
On our travels through Denver we did spot a couple more interesting machines. The first was more about the guy riding the motorcycle than the motorcycle. I didn't get to see what kind of bike it was, but it had saddle bags and a fellow in a brown suit with high leather boots and wool cabbie style hat. I've never been to Paris, but this guy was the spittin' image of what I would expect a motorcycle rider in Paris to look like. Oh yes... his curly handlebar mustache definitely added to the scene.
The last machine I really noticed was one of those old style bicycle designs with the huge front wheel. I've never seen anyone ride one, and I still haven't as the owner of the the bike was stuck waiting for a traffic light. I've always wondered how they got on and off, but I missed my chance by not getting caught at the light.
Passing through some the sparsely populated country of eastern Colorado, you can't help but think of the old timers that moved across this country by Ox and wagon. I guess I'll stay happy with smooth roads, a 65MPH speed limit, and our modern day transportation device.