I forgot one lesson from the road.
If a grasshopper hits your windshield when you are driving 40mph, it will NOT die. Instead it will fall, stunned, to the cowl vent cover* and stay there for a bit. Then it will climb back on to the windshield and hang out, watching you with shifting eyes, while you drive. Even if you are going 60 mph. It can stay for as long as 12 to 15 miles before it decides to jump off. Ask me how I know. Or don’t. I’ll get Emily’s pictures to show you.
And let me tell you…it was creepy having that thing sit there watching us. Ugh. Don’t need to re-learn that lesson!
*The cowl vent cover is the grille thing between the edge of the hood and the base of the windshield. :)