Last night I was out at our 2nd 620 CKRM Country cookout with our friends from Warner Ind., Markusson New Holland, and Peg’s Kitchen. It was at the Steve Kreiger farm just outside of Balcarres. Seeing as I was meeting up with a couple of guys from work and following them out to the farm, I didn’t print off a map of the exact location. They had a map and knew where they were going and that was good enough for me.
We decided early on that we were going to avoid the giant headache the #1 highway east has become and take #46 to Balgonie. That way we would miss 95% of the construction. It was a good move. Another good move was driving my own vehicle.
As we made our way on to the #1 at the lights on #46, the guy I was following turned left as he should have. The only problem was is he went over too far for his turn and ended up on the side of the highway that was being constructed. The entire east bound lane was closed off and all traffic was using the west bound lane. Here I was, driving where I should be, between orange cones and barrels, while my co-worker and his passengers were headed in the same direction on the east bound side of the highway that was barricaded and full of construction equipment. Theirs was the only vehicle on that side of the highway. People must have been looking and saying to themselves, “Man, look at that idiot!” Eventually, after one of the passengers got out and moved a barricade or two, they made their way back onto the right side of the highway and joined the rest of the traffic that was obeying the law.
I was so glad that I was in my vehicle following and not in theirs as a passenger!