This morning I’ll be leaving the radio station early again to make my way out to Assiniboia for the second last time for the year. Tomorrow at midnight is the deadline to buy tickets for the Spring Fever Lotto. All of the major prize draws will be made Sunday at Nelson GM.
I always enjoy the drive to Assiniboia. I slap a CD into the machine and just listen to music for the whole trip and before I know it, I’m there. For the most part, the drive is uneventful. I always leave early to give myself a little room for error. You never know what you’ll run into along the way. Driving from Moose Jaw to Assiniboia on the #2 is usually a breeze. Most of the traffic I encounter is going in the opposite direction.
Yesterday though, I ran into something I just hate coming across on a single lane highway. There was a semi that was doing no more than 90 clicks, even though the speed limit is 100. I’ve always believed slow drivers are just as dangerous as fast drivers, especially on the highway. Yesterday there were five vehicles following this semi and people were getting a little impatient, including me, who was at the very end of this procession. With so much traffic coming in the other direction, passing wasn’t an easy thing to accomplish.
It was nearly half an hour before I was the only driver behind this semi and I was getting more than a little frustrated. There were times this guy would even slow down to 80. Talk about a road hazard!
I finally made it around this guy and rolled into Nelson GM about 15 minutes before I had to start broadcasting. By the time I got all of my equipment set up and checked out, I had less than 5 minutes to spare. Thank goodness for planning ahead and leaving early.
If you’re planning on hitting the highway anytime soon, don’t speed, but please do the speed limit at least!