Friday, August 10, 2007

And Then Take Them To The Movies...


There's simply something about camels riding in trucks that I really love. That they fold up their legs and sit calmly in the bed of the truck watching the world go by is astonishing. They are such huge and powerful animals striding across the desert.

The title? There's an old joke about a truck that breaks down with a load of penguins bound for a new home at the zoo. The driver calls a friend to pick them up asking that he take them to the zoo while the truck is being repaired. A few hours later, the driver calls his friend, frantic because the zoo wants to know where the penguins are. Friend answers, "Well, they had such a good time at the zoo that we went to the movies."

8 comments:

Wendy said...

Now that's a sight I've never seen or even considered. I've seen horse trailers, but never considered how Camels are transported. Neat pic and narrative.

lv2scpbk said...

I've never seen camels in the back of a pickup truck before. I love the photo. This goes to show you, if there's a will, there's a way.

Annie said...

One thing for sure, we don't see this in the U.S. But I wish we did! Thanks for showing us today.

slinger said...

Put a smile on my face, nice capture.

travelphilippines said...

hehe cute.

Cairogal said...

It's funny in Egypt, but I used to find it even funnier in the context of the Sheikh Zayed rd. in Dubai...skyscrapers on either side, expensive cars all around you, and then you glimpse the pickup truck w/ the camels in back. Old meets new.

Ann (MobayDP) said...

That's something I'm not likely to see here in Jamaica :)

We do see cows or horses being transported in trucks from time to time though.

Stefan Jansson said...

Great sight! Very Egypt!