Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Porta-potty seen rolling on Route 66 in New Mexico

This Motivational Monday post serves as a gentle reminder that life could be so much worse than it is…

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — a portable toilet in Albuquerque (pronounced AL-bə-kur-kee) fell victim to another kind of whiff this week after strong winds gave it a trip along Route 66.

A video showed the porta-potty rolling down a busy intersection of the Mother Road as curious motorists looked on.

Severe gusts appeared to have dislodged the mobile toilet and forced it down a journey through a road that once connected Chicago to Los Angeles.

Several motorists and passengers caught footage of the traveling portable toilet. Some social media users posted videos of the traveling porta-potty to the song Dust in the Wind by Kansas.

No injuries were reported and it was unclear if anyone was inside.

Decommissioned as a US highway in 1985, Route 66 still holds lore as a road where Americans ventured west.

The 2,500-mile (4,023-kilometer) highway passed through eight states, connecting tourists with friendly diners in welcoming small towns.

Jazz singer and pianist Nat King Cole famously sang (Get Your Kicks on) Route 66 in a 1946 hit.

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