Friday, October 26, 2012


Every time I drive through this intersection, I think, I should blog about it.  Then I never do.  I do that a lot.  If I blogged about everything that crosses my mind, I’d be closing in on 1000 posts instead of closing in on 240.  I guess that’s a good thing for you guys that actually read every post.

Google Maps(1)

But back to the intersection, they put in a roundabout a few years ago (pictured above).  They’ve actually put a few in around that time.  I like the roundabouts, but the problem with them comes when other people don’t know how to navigate them.  When they first put them in, it was horrible.  Now you don’t run into too many people who have trouble anymore.  But this one stands out in my mind because while it does have it’s share of traffic, it’s in the middle of nowhere.

Google Maps

Completely surrounded by corn fields.  Welcome to Indiana.


  • Artist – Neil Diamond
  • Song – Forever in Blue Jeans


I know what your thinking, Neil Diamond?  Really?  But he has sentimental value to my playlist.  Anytime I hear a Neil Diamond song (yes, I have more than one on my playlist) I think of my grandmother.  I picture their condo outside St. Louis, the sliding glass door open on a nice spring afternoon, with Neil Diamond on the stereo.  I heard it enough, I’m going to assume she had a CD.  But that’s what his songs remind me of.


  1. They added a couple of these roundabouts in the downtown area of a neighboring town, there is one elderly man that is still driving around in a circle, I just wonder when he fills up because he has been doing this since last summer.

    1. There's a couple of those drivers around here. I think we only have a few roundabouts around here. I used the one above just because it is in the middle of cornfields.

  2. No roundabouts in my neck of the woods. We have a lot of bad drivers here in Oregon so maybe that's a good thing.

    1. If they ever put them in, you might want to avoid them for while. It took the people around here awhile to figure them out.