The flood gates opened this past weekend with Memorial Day and man was it a busy, busy, packed and overflowing weekend. The bridge did seem to keep traffic flowing–slowly, but flowing. Did I mention slowly. I heard several people mention the length of time it took them to get from one point to another–well, I’ve always said the new bridge is like a skunk- pretty, but stinky at the end. The roundabouts are a general CF. But who am I –DOT knows all, sees all and is pretty much a deity.Besides that, it was a good weekend, a fine one for kicking off the summer season. The weather was beautiful. The Book Launch at the Quarter Moon was fantastic–thank you, thank you, thank you. The weekly Topsail Arts and Crafts Market begins this Thursday with over 20 vendors (I’ll be there) and June 3, I may be teaching a writing class at CFCC on 210. It’s a fun class, first one I’ve done in the summer so it’s a bit iffy. Not many want to go to school in the summer. So we’ll see. Enjoy what the season has to offer, if it is nothing more than tourist watching (a great and entertaining pastime). Then take a deep breath, Labor Day will be here soon and the traffic will slow. And before you know it we’ll be getting used to the bridge.
QUOTE: “The fact that television and tourism have made the whole world accessible has created the illusion that we enjoy intimate knowledge of other places, when we barely scratch their surface. For the vast majority, the knowledge of Thailand or Sri Lanka acquired through tourism consists of little more than the whereabouts of the beach.” Martin Jacques
WRITING TIP: sign up for my class. Mondays 5:45 to 8:45 on HWY 210 near Harris Teeter