Coming home from the dinner, I was driving across a five mile long dirt road, a short cut between two highways, doing just about 20. I was taking it very easy, because it was really a dark night and the roads were slippery. It had been raining off and on all evening, and the sky was completely overcast, no moon, no stars, just dark. I'm glad I was going so slow, because suddenly, there was a cow in front of my truck! Right there in the middle of the road, only about 15-20 feet ahead of me and not budging was a huge Black Angus! Actually there were several of them, about 18 or 20, I'd say.
Here's the deal. When it is that dark out, a black cow on a dark road on a dark night doesn't show up, even in headlights! Dang! She just stood there without moving a muscle, so I pulled to the right and went around her, but there were about ten more of them in the road or right beside it, so close that when I eased past them, one of them moved a little and bumped the truck! I could not believe how complacent they were. But it is their home, and the road is a courtesy. Open range means you need to be careful, and I usually am, but that was just spooky.
And now, I gotta get busy packing and ready to leave in the morning. I'll be back with you in a few days. I'm not planning to take the laptop, so I'll check in occasionally if there is time. Otherwise, I'll talk to ya Sunday night or Monday. Hasta la vista!