Sunday, October 13: While driving the circuitous roads of Highland County, following the maps Annette drew for me this morning, I come to a four-way-stop. Entering the intersection from the road to my right is a lineup of old Dodge Power Wagons heading into Monterey. As I turn left toward Bluegrass, I can see in my rearview mirror the trucks are turning right toward Monterey. In the fog out in the midst of the countryside, the scene looks like one straight out of 1950s movie. I’m thinking Bonnie and Clyde and Grapes of Wrath, however, my thoughts are misguided as those movies took place in the 1930s. 🙂
I debate whether I should turn around and follow them, but I figure they are heading to Monterey for the Hands & Harvest Fall Foliage Festival. I will see them after I do my loop through Bluegrass and return to the town.I am right. When I return to Monterey, there they are all lined up on Main Street.
The Dodge Power Wagon is a four-wheel drive light truck produced from 1945-1980. This early version was based on Dodge 3/4-ton military trucks produced during World War II and was the first to be offered to the civilian population. (Wikipedia; Dodge Power Wagon)
Some of the trucks are all spiffied up, the others seem to be in their original condition. I never see the drivers of the cars, as they are probably out being festive in the town.
More fun times in Monterey. 🙂