A local farmer found us meandering
on a road one day and offered us a ride on his camel cart. We all hopped
on and plodded along for awhile. Susan, always the observer of some things,
noticed how long and flat a camel's tail is. She always thought they would
be long and skinny with a tassel at the end, like a cow's, to swat flies.
But they are flat with hair growing straight out the sides, she now realizes,
to keep sand out of the camel's rear. Dave, always observant of other things,
had a good laugh at how the farmer controlled the ‘speed’ of the camel
(notice the 'instant accelerators' hanging just past the drivers fingers!!!).