No--not babies. I am referring to full-sized mobile homes. I'm not talking about mobile vacation homes such as campers. These were somewhere between 14 and 16 feet wide and 70 and 80 feet long.
Last week while we were in Scott City, we watched 4 identical mobile homes as they made their way north. Today, I saw 2 sets of identical mobile homes just across the street from Presto and the Dairy King. They had pulled over to eat some lunch. The last that I saw them, they were headed towards Scott City.
The quads that we had seen in Scott City last week, appeared to be new. One set that I saw today also looked new. The other set did not look brand new but they were not very old either. The companies that were pulling them through Leoti were out of Buffalo, Oklahoma and somewhere in Texas. I was left to wonder just where they were all going.
Am I missing something? I was left wondering if these homes on wheels are headed for an area that has been victimized by some natural disaster or are they headed somewhere to become offices, etc for new oil drilling rigs. In the past year, there have been quite a few new oil wells drilled in our neck of the woods. Hopefully, many more will be drilled around here also. Eventually, we might even be able to buy a gallon of unleaded gas for under $3.69 per gallon as we are paying in Leoti right now. I heard today that our prices are still fantastic! Areas in Europe are paying $2.50 per every LITER sold. That means that a gallon of automobile gas would basically cost $10.00 U.S. dollars!!! Ugh... Unfortunately, I am about to give up on ever seeing more reasonably priced fuel in the United States...
Seeing mobile homes traveling down the road in Leoti used to practically be an everyday event. In recent years, fewer seem to be seen around here. I do not know the answer to why. In the past couple of years, it has become much more likely to see long and wide loads of machinery slated for wind generator plants coming through Western Kansas than mobile homes.