The picture above was taken on my way home from work last week. I took the Garden State Parkway instead of Route 17-South because of the rain. Here in north and central New Jersey every rainstorm slows traffic to a crawl. The night I took this picture I didn’t even have time to stop at my house before going to my second job. It was a mighty long day. The worst traffic problems I ever had to face in northeast Missouri were: deer, tractors and rock trucks.