Sunday, September 23, 2007

why I hate toll roads


It all started with an invitation for Chase to go to a birthday party for one of his baseball buddies. This little friend lives out in Edmond which is about 20 mins away. I mapquested the address so we could make sure we got there in plenty of time. Mapquest gave great directions in which I studied very closely, because I didn't think I needed to print them off. It said that it would take approximately 23 mins to get there. Me, Chase, Kalab and Aubrey, loaded up in the car and headed out. First mistake I missed the freeway entrance and Chase pointed this out to me. So I thought I would just go and get on the freeway but going the opposite direction, then get on the turnpike that took you right above his house..big mistake... I thought that it was only .30 cents to drive on but when we got to the booth to throw my change into it, it did not give me the green light. I dug in my purse for more change and a line was forming behind me. So I just started throwing pennies in the machine until the light turned green..... we started on our way... I then missed the next exit to get off the turnpike and then it all went down hill from there.. I was on the toll road that takes you to Tulsa. One thing about toll roads is that there are not any exits just to get off and turn around..I read the sign that said next town 25 miles away UHG. The party had already started and I could not get off the dang road for 25 miles and there is construction going on!!!! We finally get off the stupid road and there is another change machine. I have to pay another dollar, in change, which I don't have because I gave it to the other dumb machine... I am getting so mad... I stiffed the machine..and ran like a banshee..I pulled over and bought me a diet dr. pepper to calm my nerves and asked the cashier about who I had to pay. She told me that it was ok, none of the local ever pay. Feeling some what relieved I got my change and headed out. I go to get back on the road and there is another machine....I only had .60 cents and they want another dollar...what the heck... the road is not that great..For all the money I spent on that road they need to have warning signs.. Like the one in Utah outside of Greenriver that says "No Bull...No services for 105 miles" Thanks for the warning Utah....

We did get to the party a hour latter and dropped Chase off. I HATE TOLL ROADS.. I'll probably get a ticket in the mail...I'll let you know if one shows up...


Oh btw Kalab is sick, that's why I am not at church...

2 comments:

Amber said...

Talk about a bad day!! I'm so glad Utah really only has one main road! I hated the tolls in Cali! How did your pumpkin squares turn out? They look yummy!!

Yolanda said...

(Laughing, Laughing...)