A couple of Sundays ago, while my family was feeling pretty awful, I went out on a Sunday to get some things they asked for….it was the least I could do! This was the day that I discovered Scotland Road in Canandaigua. After I had driven down that particular street, I then decided to take another side street I hadn’t traveled before. (A small exploration, if you will!)
I am kind of a scary driver to be with, I suppose, as I tend to look around as I drive. I often pull over on the side of the road to take pictures and even though I am a good driver, I might look a bit distracted! Anyway, I drove along the little side street when I came upon this…..
A firetruck parked (nonchalantly?) in the street. There were no sirens, no flashing lights. Just a firetruck sitting in the street. Curiosity certainly made me wonder….I slowed down to a crawl and passed the big red truck, wondering all the while. Since no one was behind me, I pulled over a little past the truck and looked back. I then discovered why the firetruck was parked there!
I didn’t feel inclined to turn around and go back, so I merely aimed the camera at my rear view mirror……
I haven’t seen an open hydrant since I left New York City! I remember the city kids would somehow manage to open the valves and send what seemed like millions of gallons of water gushing all over the streets of Brooklyn!
I do believe this fireman was “flushing the mains”. I remember when I was growing up in a small city, this was done a couple of times a year, causing the water that came out of the tap to be “riled”…..gross-looking “dirty” water! I had always assumed this was a public utilities job, and I was a bit surprised to see a fireman doing this!