Welcome to Chez Carrabis, the only wildlife 24×7 in our neighborhood.
This night, this scene, reminds me of my days long-haul trucking. No matter the weather or time of day, rack up the miles, deliver the goods, pickup the next load for backhauling.
I (and most others I knew back in the day) preferred traveling at night. Less traffic. Staties pretty much knew who we were (we had regular routes) and would let us pass by way over the posted limit.
I remember meeting one fellow who told me he clocked 120mph+ on the Queen Victoria from Montreal to Toronto and down onto Detroit.
Wow (on so many levels).
My personal best was Sydney, Nova Scotia, to Washington, DC in 17 hours. This was before the Trans-Canada went to Sydney and, if you remember the roads back then, you’ll appreciate I was low altitude flying.
When we did stop (rarely), it was in midnight diners that catered to long-haulers.
Made some good friends. Excellent teachers, they. A few years later the CB craze started and the air got polluted so we found other ways to talk to each other.
And a bit after that, I was completely out of the game.
Sad, but I still remember those good times, good friends, and good diners.
Eat hearty, all.