If you guessed from the absence of an October report that there were no new sightings that month, you would be right. And as September and October went, so went November.
October’s most noteworthy event came near the end of the month, when I spotted Arkansas and Oklahoma parked within two cars of each other on Circuit Ave. I’d already spotted Arkansas (in March) and Oklahoma (in May), but in late October they were most definitely out of season. Not to mention — Arkansas and Oklahoma are neighboring states, but what are the odds against their plates being seen in such close proximity on Martha’s Vineyard? Could their drivers know each other?
I never consider such possibilities when I see, say, Connecticut and Rhode Island on the same street, or Ohio and Pennsylvania in the hospital parking lot. However, if South Dakota pulls in any of its missing neighbors — Wyoming, Nebraska, and North Dakota — this month, I might think I’m on to something.