Proceeding further north in lane #2, I glanced over to the right lane on ramp and noticed it was closed off by a police officer with his red and blue lights flashing. Traffic was backed up and stopped for as far back as I could see as I was glancing at a quick pace.
I then traveled further, traffic around me thinning out. I glanced again to my right as I came upon Willow Rd. Same thing, police holding back traffic. Gee, I didn't know if someone was giving me preferencial treatment or if there was trouble in East Palo Alto... It dawned on me. Oh, yes. A visiting dignatary was at Facebook today.
I was slowing down at that point and looking a little harder at the on ramp at Willow. More police holding traffic, out of their cars, looking up and down the road. Going at such a snail pace myself by then, I turned my eyes up to my rear view mirror. There wasn't a car to be seen in the north bound lanes, totally empty. At first it was spooky, like a Sci~Fi movie...then, in the far distance before the next on ramp, I saw a moving object coming down the middle lane towards me. One large black limo. I pulled over to the side of the road. I thought about taking a photo, but there wasn't enough time..so I rolled down my window. I waved, but could not see if anyone was looking due to the darken out windows. Then I thought how unfortunate a visitor from another country was cheated out of knowing how it REALLY is in our country, of how they missed out on our rush hour traffic... Gee, what a shame.
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