Today we headed home after a little over a week in Southern California. Traffic was horrendous, but the road was just the ticket for today's simple charitable deed.
Lend a hand to another traveling family.
While traveling north along the busy freeway I spotted a family wagon in a large pullout alongside the freeway. Two adults stood outside staring at a surfboard laying next to the car. I pulled over to offer a hand or use of the cell phone.
Turns out it was JUST as it had appeared. The couple, traveling freeway speeds, lost their surfboard off the roof of their car. They had looped around to pick it up, but were wondering how to better attach it to the rack. Apparently, the original bungee cord job didn't work out so well.
I had some extra rope in the back of the van (the trunk box) which I gladly handed over and we were on our way.
I never like to see a disabled vehicle alongside the road. Always feel bad for those folks. I REALLY don't like to see families there. Very unsafe. So if I can safely lend a hand and get someone rollin' again, wonderful.
Yep. They were friendly people who saw the error of their ways and looked to provide a better solution. And they were thankful for my bit of (non-elastic) rope.
Day 737: Lost and found times two
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