Friday, February 17, 2017

a friday night film


65,72,45,0,W

23 comments:

John Wells said...

A lot of people move out here thinking just because the land is cheap that life will be a "free ride" from now on. Hardly the case when the nearest major shopping is at least 70 miles away. It takes me just under an hour to drive to the grocery store in Alpine. All the seasoned locals know this drive very well.

Unknown said...

Why did you stop at the border patrol station?

John Wells said...

Everyone has to stop there.

Caddie said...

Whoa! My fastest ride yet. This was a great Friday night "show" . Music was perfect. Thank you, John.

Sam Finn said...

Too bad there isn't a 7-11 half way between.
(Really enjoyed the ride-along.)

DEL said...

what border do you cross?

Margery Bills said...

Very nice. I stopped it several times trying to find landmarks. Saw the border check point loud and clear. You have quite a way to go to 118-a lot of privacy. And you even had clean Levi's on. Exciting to go to town. TY for the movie-like it. The place is growing.

Sam Finn said...

How fast were you driving?

mitsy said...

fascinating to watch, I love this new series...

Janet said...

Can't believe all the traffic.

Ronald Mahan said...

I need to get me one of those fast Toyota trucks. My Ford F 150 truck is not nearly as fast!

Ronald Dame said...

OMG That road is sure a lot of nothing.

linda said...

Wow! Talk about living in the boonies you truly do. You really have a feel for music to create a mood for video. Awesome!

remmij said...

think John was slightly exceeding the speed limit… mach 1.9 (~1458mph, 70m/~3minutes) give or take, slowing for the border check/Porter's parking
— night drive would be something. That's a blue sky. Lucky there was no train [2:41] would have slowed the roll - back that train up…
YouTube is blurring reality, like a white Toyota hurtling down a straight stretch of Texas asphalt….
when he gets the new truck…

John Wells said...

I was kind of hoping for a train....

remmij said...

forgot to ask - was that Manny [54 seconds] & does he get screen credit for the cameo?
also forgot to account for the slower walking, think it was sub-mach ambling. Would probably
freak Alpiners out to see you walk at film speed… not to mention Chupa.

John Wells said...

yeah...that was Manny. No face time - no screen credit.

remmij said...

sad for Manny…
a couple of my favorite frames from the 'TFL - friday night film'… hard to get it to stop at just the right spot.
John, Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner
the phantom Alpine train
did you have to replace the speedo in the truck?

John Wells said...

There was actually a hawk right by the road that took off when I passed by. Good luck finding that.

remmij said...

roadside dine & dash
…tried, but couldn't stop it in flight - up and out of frame to the right…? was there another one?
I would need NSA image data crunching search ability & mucha suerte to find the one you saw…
good we aren't seeing everything on YouTube that you get to see… enjoyed the movie, even without
seeing the hawk treat.
did you see the water in L.A? actual flowing water in the L.A. River…

John Wells said...

I found it on the regular footage but even then it was too brief to consider.

Jon P said...

I know that road well and I am not a local.
Good Film!
Nice Music for it too!

Annemarie Gerber said...

You will do well in Namibia. Very similar set-up to yours over there. Harsh arid environment...similar roads. Long if not extensively long distances. From our farm to Windhoek to shop was a whole day drive. No such thing as a shop just around the corner. Your film reminded me of home.