Yet another beginning to the summer camping and recreation season has arrived and everyone and their brothers have hit the road for points east. Some were leaving this morning. I got up bright and early, actually it was dark, to go to work and finish up the weeks daily business. My shipping and receiving clerk has been on vacation and I have been doing his and my job and I tend to get behind. I pretty much caught up this morning.
I had an appointment at our Chevrolet garage in North Bend to get the oil changed in the truck and get it inspected for our trip the end of next month. Everything looks good and I got new wiper blades just in case.
So I drove from Federal Way to Bellevue, then to North Bend and back to Federal Way and never passed a single person. I got passed a lot. I am thinking we are wasting tax money posting speed limit signs.
As you may have heard we lost a portion of the I 5 corridor just north of Mt Vernon. 71,000 vehicles per day must find an alternate route until further notice. I do not envy those that live in that area for the next few months. They will have grid lock that will make LA look like a race track.
Memorial Day is Monday and I for one will reflect on those who have given so much to protect our freedoms. Say what you will about the country, how it is run, and the politics. We are free and we don't face having our hands chopped off or the loss of our heads for minor infractions of the slavery under which some multitudes live.