" ... a wonderful distraction from the 'usual'. ", just what ever "usual" is, in this crazy place? Heheheee! But it has, of late, given me pause, as to why S'Shon can get off from work at so many odd hours? (I guess, if I had stayed in school, as yes, I should have, I would also have similar privileges - but then, I do not do so badly ;-) ) Jan is teasing him that it was all a "scheme" from the beginning, to get his truck stuck (as if she would have not been meddling also. - This is her specialty. ;-) And "her" Jeep is why the road is so chewed up. ) This would all make a very good TV comedy, I think! LOL!!!
Okay. :-D Thank you for the suggestion, I will inquire. I know at least one. But I do not think that even an engineer could get it out now, as things have become. Even if we brought in a crane, there would be no safe route to get there, or safe spot for it to stand. Everything that was once a solid road is now disturbed, and the consistency of Jello Pudding. The old fashioned way should work, though. Before there were roads in this land, the early Spanish would use dry washes as roads for wheeled vehicles. Even when they are wet, they are composed of sand and rocks, not gooey adobe clay as the road was. Most of the dry washes around here, are still used as ranch roads to this day, except during the height of Monsoon.
Yes, I remember many of these theories. :-) But my favorite one, so far, is S'Shon's; that is, using the almost free, readily available forces of nature: wind, and the reduced frictional properties of uniformly sized sand particles. Or, (my addition, to his favorite theory) it is the nature of arid environments to lose heat at night, so could there have been ice on the mud flats of ancient Egypt in those times? Could that, plus well timed winds, and help from a sail have been used? Here is a Youtube on the sailing rocks of Race Track Playa: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHJKKdEo8TQ Some of these rocks weigh almost 200 pounds! ___ You see, this is what he awakens me to tell me about in the middle of the night! LOL! "a mechanical engineering geek?!"??? - An all purpose, very sweet, but sometimes slightly annoying one, I think! ;-) But then, from the beginning, I already knew this. ;-D
"use all those phone poles ... like the Egyptians" LOL!!! This is GOOD idea! And S'Shon tells me that the ancient Egyptians invented Land Yachts!!! ... So we could rig a sail. This could really be the greatest real-life video game, so far!!!1! ___ And because "he" has had no one to call up, and talk Treknobabble to (at 3 AM) I am supposed to get fiber-optic, high-speed this summer. ... (Hmmm? Curiouser, and curiouser!) (Some things around here, lately, are beginning to make me go, "Hmmm!", a lot. [???])
It must have been all that survival training! ;-) The phone is back on again! But the stuck-truck, is still stuck... . The planks sunk down into the morass, and now the road is so chewed up, that it is no longer a solid. But I have another idea for next weekend, so that it will not become “one among many, such Nuevo México, outdoor art exhibits”. The arroyos here are decorated with such “metal sculptures”. I do not wish to have that much “cultural enrichment” in these desert mountains. ;-D If the “strange water that falls from the sky”, can stop for a while, we will try negotiating the dry wash(now, a contradiction of terms), down to where it intersects a road. This may be the harder way to do it, though. Rocks will need to be moved, track ways built from them, a fence cut, and re-spliced after. Hmm, another real-life video game adventure!!! I hope we don’t need to weight with rocks, for running on 3 wheels, like that last time! S’Shon still thinks, that was - "fun"???! LOL!
Sorry for the delay, I seem to have gotten lost in a detour. No, even being retired sees me too busy with other activities to return back to jazz. These days I'm more than content to listen to Louie Armstrong and Benny Goodman (I won a talent show with my impersonation of him once!). But if I'm ever up your way when YCB has a concert date, count on me to be there!