Travelling the hollers

25 Jan

I was in one of the transit vans with Ruth this morning, as she went to pick up a passenger.  Addy needed a ride to a local doctor’s office.  In the top photo is Ruth, on the right, welcoming her aboard. 

Anyway, I snapped a few pictures on the way, too, because the trip provided a nice illustration of why our transit service is so important.  So many folks around here live far down rugged roads winding through the narrow hollers that are squeezed between these mountains.  (It was tough to get a photo of the road extending any further than that first photo below, because the road is all curves, and you almost never see more than a few yards ahead of you.)

Buses don’t go there, and there are no taxis around here.  If you don’t have reliable transportation and need to get somewhere, you have a problem. 

These are photos of Stonecoal Holler, taken just this morning.  My thanks to Addy for her permission to take her picture.

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One Response to “Travelling the hollers”

  1. Ida Baisden January 28, 2011 at 4:28 pm #

    Christian Help is the most reliable program in this area. They have been great friends to me and I appreciate their help more than words can describe. Without the transit van, I wouldn’t be able to even make my doctors appointments. I appreciate all the kind people who make donations to keep the vans running.

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