My sister recently came for a visit and we had the wonderful opportunity to explore the Vicksburg National Military Park in Vicksburg, MS. It was a very windy day and there were tree limbs and sticks of all sizes littering the road we were to travel on throughout the park.
As we were cruising around the park with the windows down I began to hear a high pitched whining sound. I stuck my head out the window and as I listened closer it appeared that the sound was coming from my car. I quickly asked my sister if she heard it as well and she in turn asked me if I had a brake problem. Of course I didn't have a brake problem but that didn't stop me from telling her to look out the window to see if we were pulling something. My sister thrust her head out the window, looking from the back wheels to the front wheels and said she didn't see anything. At that exact moment we heard the shrill whining noise increase, followed by a loud bump-bump, SNAP, thump-thump noise.........and all was quiet on the road.
We flung our heads out the window and there lying in the road behind us was a tree branch that somehow got snagged underneath my car as we were driving along at 25mph. We couldn't stop laughing, especially when we wondered what the people driving behind us must have been thinking.
How did I not see that branch in the road?