OK, so after the aborted attempt to pull this event off on 11.4, let's get right back in the saddle. It's a full week out at this writing, but the weather forecast is for sunny and 50°F on this day and that would be perfect. Accommodating weather is getting harder to come by so let's grab this opportunity. We'll be able to pick up a whole bunch of election sign junk which many of us will find gratifying, given the obnoxious timbre of this political advertising season. Hopefully, the week delay will allow us to re-enlist folks who were forced to back out of 11.4, as well as to gather a force of our regulars and newbies available on the new date.
The particulars remain as before and are copied from the previous announcement as follows:
If you'd like breakfast with the crew beforehand, show up at the Latham 76 Diner, on Route 9 at 8:30. The now familiar drill includes newbies signing liability waivers and everybody signing in. I will bring hard hats and reflective vests for all, which must be worn. I will also bring work gloves and water for all, but feel free to bring your own, if you prefer. I'll also have a first aid kit to deal with any nicks or scrapes that happen. Long pants are a must and wear sturdy shoes, like hiking boots or lug-sole work shoes. Bad weather will postpone the event, so monitor your email as the time approaches, and especially the night before.
There will be pictures at the end, perhaps some at our new adopt-a-highway credit sign at Bogt Corners by the Cumberland Farms store, so bringing some kind of camera would be a good idea.
People who've done this will tell you it's hard work, but satisfying and actually kind of fun. We find some really strange stuff and afterwords, it always gets woven into an amusing story. Plus its great to be out as a group and doing something physical on a crisp autumn morning.
Special plea here to the folks who've been cheering this activity from the sidelines. Those of us who ply the ditches of Route 9R on a regular basis really do appreciate the love, but, if you're fit, won't you consider stepping up and taking a turn? It's your name on those highway signs too, and you'll feel good about it.