Friday, December 29, 2006

tourists EVERY where

in front of me, behind me
in the stores, at the bank
"flat-landers" abounding.
Their cars and smelly bodies
clogging up my quiet mountain town
Give me strength oh Lord
and keep me off the roads.
Prescription: Firewood
from: Dr. Stihl
do it all weekend and then soak in the tub with a good book

Mark Steyn - "America Alone"
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BarBarA said...

Yep, it gets mighty crowded up there this time of year so this flatlander will stay down here till the tourists go home. I like to go hiking in the snow but not sure if I'll make it this year or not.

TNChick said...

Rec'd a beautiful card from someone today... Umm, guess who?! Yes you! Wow, thanks so much it was such a ncie little surprise! Thank You. May you have a blessed New Year!! =)

Snaggle Tooth said...

That's how I feel all summer!

Well, have a good, safe week-end n a very

Happy New Year

-way better than the last!

Barbara said...

Well, big surprise, Sugarloaf mountain is beautiful.

Happy New Year David!

Prego said...

that's one good thing about the rust belt... tourists are a rarity - except in nia. falls: bigget tourist trap in the northeast.


in your neck of the woods via michele.

utenzi said...

Michele sent me over to your mountain, David.

Happy New Year from me also.

I don't have a fireplace in my house anymore. I hadn't used the ones I had in other places much so I don't really miss having the fires for the most part--but there's no denying that a fire can be very peaceful.

Mr. Althouse said...

Hi David -

Michele didn't send me, but I thought I'd pop over and see how you were doing. I could have guessed as much. It's like that up in Tahoe too. The difference now? Today, I'm the flat-lander. But I come with a locals compassion, for I was among the weekday lucky and the weekend cursed for a time.

Hang in there, this too shall pass!


eph2810 said...

It is because you have already snow where you are at? I hope that you can stay calm. I know how it is to have 'tourists' around. We have a lot of snow-birds in AZ from November - April...

Thank you for stopping by today.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Are they coming to ski, David? I guess this time of year with people on Holiday...too bad your sleepy little town is so inundated!

Michele sent me today!

Becky68 said...

Here from Micheles.
I understand, that's also how I feel here in SW Virginia all Spring, Summer & Fall. Heck, I was out for an hour & a half TODAY & saw more out of state plates than VA plates!
Happy New Year.