Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Found on Google Maps

Lately I've been a bit busy - with work, life, training, etc. But one of those reasons I've been busier than normal is due to travel for work. When you work with the Government, you don't necessarily travel out of the immediate DC area too often. However, my recent project has required me to travel south to North Carolina. It's kind of nice to be able to get away and explore a new area for a few days, before being whisked back to reality.

So the point of this story is the fact that I've been using a combination of local running stores, mapmyrun, and Google Maps to find running routes near the places I've been staying. Its actually been a lot easier than I thought it would be to find decent places to run.

A few weeks ago when I was on a trip to Greensboro, NC, I went out and started figuring out my run course. Once I had the route figured out, I used the street view feature to get an idea of the intersections so I know where to turn and what to expect. I'm sure you've seen sites that provide random things found in google maps, such as this one. Well here is another one for the collection, because this is what I came across:

At this point, I'd to open up the floor to anyone who would like to propose the story behind this, because I think the whole thing is just awesome. Any ideas?

BTW - I did not have the pleasure of seeing this same sight when I ran through it, though I secretly hoped I would.

5 comments:

Ben said...

How peculiar. I think the driver's side door is open - maybe because the dog jumped out of the back? Crazy!

ShirleyPerly said...

Yes, that street view would have been very handy for one ride we did where we took a shortcut that ended up being a very sandy road. Not fun on road bikes!

Weird about the dog!

it's all about pace said...
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it's all about pace said...

Headline: "After years of chasing Dog catches truck"

Mohammad Yousuf Mulaifi said...

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