Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Huh.

The I-5 is closed?!?!

Camp Pendleton--once the marvel-worthy no-fire Marine base--is of course burning. Right by the I-5. So our most obvious thoroughfare out of San Diego is now closed.

My fingers just froze on the keyboard.

The 5 is closed.

But never fear, it's not like we're actually trapped in San Diego--not like when the 101 closed and I got stuck in Santa Barbara. Now there is a circuitous route around the Camp Pendleton closure to get back to the 5.

The odor, the news people said--I don't know yet because we closed everything back up for the night--has switched from BBQ/campfire to chemically-ash tray.

OH hey--the 5 may be re-opening in an hour. For now small groups are being escorted through the area.

Funny--the wall between the US and Mexico was in danger of fire. Imagine that.

I love that the Spanish-speaking broadcaster just said in Spanish that "this is not the moment" to try to cross the border "in the form illegal" because the fire is too dangerous.

A few illegal immigrants have been injured--and apprehended.

Oy vey.

I should just turn the news off.


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Also, it's a little funny that my surrealism entry got messed up with some strange copy paste cut incident that probably happened when my hand brushed over the mouse square.

1 comment:

Karla said...

Thanks for all the links to info on the fires. We've been out of state and out of internet access for the last week. I feel like it's like 2003 all over again, too.