27 March 2011

Houston: The Land of Highways

They are everywhere.

Overpasses, underpasses, exit ramps and elevated roadways.

And they are multiplying like gremlins fed after midnight and sprinkled with water.

We call the big entrance ramps SWOOPS and nervously chuckle 
"Aaaahhh earthquake!"  each time we are driving on, under or around one.

The good ol' fashioned clover leaf is a thing of the past.  Outdated and obsolete when every 
household has multiple vehicles and the city is growing faster than a time-lapsed chia pet commercial.

Here we are Texas-sized and each highway has six lanes minimum.  And you know what?
  We still get stuck in traffic.


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