That moment...

you're reminded you are just a lemming.

It just happened to me. Driving through Hungry Horse, Montana (yes, it is a real place) on the way to Glacier National Park. Something compelled me to pay more attention to the odometer than the speeding traffic around me, and I found myself reaching for my camera. It was as if my limbs were no longer under my control. Before I could break the spell, the shot had already been taken.

The same compulsion is driving me to post and share my 100,000-mile mark with people I have never met.

Why do people do this? Why do whales beach themselves? Why is water so wet? Just another mystery I guess.
and in this country it's been known to get them arrested to dangerous driving putting videos up on youtube - cool moment to capture though
posted June 15th, 2012  
Big accomplishment. My two-year-old car just hit 16,000 today! I told my husband we are lame and need to get out of town more often.
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@cmc1200 Haha, too funny Caryn! Mine is almost 7 (I can hardly believe it's been that long)! And it's been all over Europe and the states; this one's seen a lot!
posted June 15th, 2012  
I sit down at the computer to find a recipe for window cleaning...and what do I do.... read the 365 news! 2 hours later, I've forgotten what I originally wanted! Hey you were still driving when you took this photo! The camera doesn't lie!
posted June 15th, 2012  
haaha -- so many mysteries so little time. Congrats on 100k
posted June 15th, 2012  
@maggiemae I sure was MaggieMae, I'm a little crazy like that! :)
@lindag Haha, thanks Linda! :)
posted June 15th, 2012  
And we are compelled to comment
posted June 15th, 2012  
The weird world of photography/photographers, the more you do the more bonkers you become!! ; )
posted June 15th, 2012  
sweeeeeet! I remember posting my 100,000 one on FB. except my spedometer said 80 ;-)
posted June 15th, 2012  
@38mm :)
@lorraineb Haha, too true Lorraine :)
@klf70 Haha, if I was still in Europe, mine would have read 100! ;) I do have another photo when I turned over 66,666 and was going 66 miles per hour. I lived through it, so I guess I'm invincible! :)
posted June 15th, 2012  
so at 60mph you took a cool shot of your dashboard "moment." A little more dangerous than texting as you had to focus.......
Living On the Edge - Aerosmith!
posted June 15th, 2012  
@grizzlysghost Our 4-Runner has also been all over Europe. It has just over 100k, but it's 11 years old. We travelled tons when we were at Ramstein, but none since we've been back. Having small kids doesn't help--it's easier to fly somewhere rather than listening to hours of whining in the car.
posted June 15th, 2012  
Reckless, man. Computer nerds have this compulsion to check their system's 'up time'. Less hazardous.. ;-p
posted June 15th, 2012  
@cdonohoue Haha, truth be told, I let the camera focus for me :)
@cmc1200 Haha Caryn, no kidding! :)
@bankmann Haha, I guess you're right Bankmann :)
posted June 15th, 2012  
A momentous shot, Aaron! Just be careful!
posted June 16th, 2012  
@marlboromaam Of course MM! :)
posted June 16th, 2012  
Nice shot, though I klnow you are going to get some flack for taking a shot while driving. 100K, way to go, and hopefully she'll be good for many more. I have turned over 165K on my Sante Fe. I am hoping for 200K at least.
posted June 16th, 2012  
Amazed at your focus while driving! Be careful!
posted June 16th, 2012  
@digitalrn Wow, that is a lot Rick! I am hoping to at least double mine too; it's a very reliable rig!
@groovygirlrn I'll have to credit Canon for the focus :)
posted June 16th, 2012  
i confess to being more fascinated by a place called "hungry horse"... i mean, i can't quite wrap my head around being from there... "hi, i'm from hungry horse... nice to meet you!" or "i'm a hungry horse-ian - where are you from?" "when i was growing up in hungry horse in the late 20th century..." sorry... my mind was wondering... 100,000 miles... awesome!
posted June 16th, 2012  
@northy Haha, pretty much sums it up Northy :) Thanks!
posted June 16th, 2012  
Mmmmmmmmmmm I know these moments. It's a wonder we're not all dead
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posted June 16th, 2012  
Yes I did the same shot while driving in central Oregon~ 100K. I would feel better if it reset to 000000
posted June 16th, 2012  
Why does Rice play Texas?
posted June 16th, 2012  
@brianl Haha, don't we wish! :)
@webfoot Just going to have to be another mystery Paul :)
posted June 16th, 2012  
Very cool shot! Why do people take photographs from inside their cars while driving 60 mph?!! Oh, because they are a little crazy :)
posted June 16th, 2012  
@pjonas Haha Patty, only just a little :)
posted June 16th, 2012  
lol from the dash it looks like you have a nice car. Mine is a bomb, I should take a picture of the smoke belching out of it. People might mistake it for a storm cloud hahaha Congrats on making 100.000 mile mark.
posted June 17th, 2012  
@tracywilliams Thanks Tracy, and I'll bet a picture of your smoking beast would be awesome!
posted June 17th, 2012  
@grizzlysghost lol thanks :) it's on my to do list, maybe if I drive it up the lookout it might explode.
posted June 17th, 2012  
Congrats on the 100000 mile mark! Caption made me think, thankyou!
posted June 17th, 2012  
I should say 'tut tut' but who could have resisted taking a shot of that! So glad you did it safely.
Can't imagine anyone taking a shot when the car's moving.....!! ( @christiehicks )
posted June 17th, 2012  
@tracywilliams :)
@amethystdiamond Thanks Amy!
@filsie65 Haha Phil, tut tut :)
posted June 17th, 2012  
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