One of the drawbacks to living on the most heavily travelled path between the airport and downtown…

I got stuck for a good 5-10 minutes at Burleson and Ben White this evening waiting for at least 20 motorcycle cops with lights flashing and another 10-20 cars travelling westbound, I’m assuming from Bergstrom. I’m guessing it’s a VIP in town for WCIT (note the green light and the big black suburban)?

This has happened to me a few times before, most notably the time I got stuck in the same spot with my infant son while Clinton’s motorcade passed on the way to Guero’s or something. The Boy was already cranky and sitting motionless for 10-15 minutes didn’t help.

At least we get free wi-fi out of it this time.

3 Comments so far

  1. omit (unregistered) on May 4th, 2006 @ 2:52 pm

    Or a funeral procession.

  2. ttrentham (unregistered) on May 4th, 2006 @ 2:55 pm

    Yeah, that was what I thought at first, but most funeral processions I’ve seen have 2 or 3 cops. This had at least 15, possibly more than 20. If it was a funeral, it was a VIP funeral.

  3. chew (unregistered) on May 6th, 2006 @ 9:58 pm

    i saw it too, from the beginning. we counted nearly fifty motorcycle cops and around sixteen black SUVs and town cars in the middle (after at least thirty-six bike cops). it’s the biggest motorcade i’ve ever seen. my favorite theory so far is it was transporting lee kuan yew as a surprise guest at WCIT.

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