Monday, March 23, 2015
Stream Pull-Off or Crowded Mall Parking?
As we approached from upstream, with the river and the pull-off to our left, we were happy to see that the spot was unoccupied. Two vehicles were just leaving another pull-off, a couple of hundred feet downstream and facing us. I turned on my left turn signal, stopped and waited for them to pass before we pulled into the pull-off.
To my shock, the driver of the front vehicle then turned on his right signal and both cars turned into the very spot I was waiting to turn into -- which was only footsteps from where they had just left. I felt like I was at the mall the week before Christmas, when everyone was frantic to find somewhere to park.
I resisted pulling in anyway and hopping out, just to make sure they knew they'd just cut off a 10-year-old. Instead we moved downstream a little farther and finished in a pool we'd already fished.