At about 22:55 a truck trying to park next to me scraped my truck.
I was in the sleeper when I felt my truck shake. I jumped up front and saw a white van trailer pressed up against the passenger side of my truck. I honked my horn and jumped out of my truck. I walked up to the driver door and just said something like, “You can go ahead and back up.” When he was clear of my truck I walked up to him and said, “If you want to get in this spot you may want to back up further.” He said he was going to park over by the fence which ran along the lot next to the row I where I was parked.
I got back in my truck to get my phone and when I got out of my truck he was gone. I walked around the parking lot to see if I could see see a white truck moving around but all the vehicles were parked. I didn’t catch the name or any numbers on his truck.
I walked down this road* for thirty minutes and did not encounter a single vehicle or human being.
*Texas 34 just south of Interstate 10
An aerial view of the area surrounding me, very few signs of civilization.
It’s pretty bad when the CEO of Walmart says, “[Trump] missed a critical opportunity to help bring our country together by unequivocally rejecting the appalling actions of white supremacists.”
Retrieved August 18, 2017:
“Respect for the individual is one of our core beliefs at Walmart. And the role we play in communities around the country to build a more diverse and inclusive society is more critical than ever as the tragic events in Charlottesville over the weekend painfully reminded us. Our prayers are with the victims and their families.
“As we watched the events and the response from President Trump over the weekend, we too felt that he missed a critical opportunity to help bring our country together by unequivocally rejecting the appalling actions of white supremacists. His remarks today were a step in the right direction and we need that clarity and consistency in the future.
Our country is facing some very difficult issues that require our elected officials, business leaders and community-based organizations to work together.
“Representing a company with the largest and one of the most diverse groups of associates in the U.S., and an even more diverse customer base of tens of millions of customers, we believe we should stay engaged to try to influence decisions in a positive way and help bring people together. I will continue to strongly advocate on behalf of our associates and customers, and urge our elected officials to do their part to promote a more just, tolerant and diverse society.”
The driver of this buggy had gone inside the convenience store. Everybody needs a Slurpee once in a while.
The borough of Christiana is in Lancaster County. I saw at least a dozen buggies while I was walking down Pennsylvania Route 41 between 3 and 3:30 pm today (Sunday). When a buggy came toward me along the paved shoulder of the road, I stepped out of the way and onto the grass. Many of the occupants of the buggies smiled and waved at me as I smiled back. One girl who looked to be in her late teens or early twenties was focusing all her attention on her horse who stretched his neck toward the shoulder of the road while his legs continued forward.
All of the women and girls wore plain light blue or light green dresses and wore simple white bonnets that didn't quite cover their hair which was pulled into a bun. All the men and boys wore black overalls over their light blue shirts.
I was wearing a plain green t-shirt and navy blue cotton pants.