This was taken in front of Yoder's Fresh Market late this morning. It blocked traffic every which way, regardless of whether you were coming or going. And so a number of customers coming or going had to wait until an old couple crawled out of the van. But that wasn't the worse, as soon as they crawled out they were met by friends or family and everyone had to greet them. And while they shook hands, hugged and greeted one another, one-half of the parking lot came to a stand-still. The cars wanting to come in and shop couldn't because they were blocked. The cars finished shopping couldn't get out because they were blocked. I sat behind the hydro pole and watched it all. My blood pressure went up just a little bit. I got a little bit hot under the collar. My hair bun started, no it was my pony tail... Well I am not going to say what my pony tail did. Finally the van backed out into Bahia Vista and crawled on without causing an accident.
I biked to where the buses were going to unload and as soon as the buses came in, the street was blocked too but it was a side street and not a four-lane Bahia Vista.
I think I need to stay home on my dead-end street and play in the soil with these little boy. This is Saturday, the end of the week and Yoder's will be closed tomorrow and if I want to, I can have the streets to myself for a few hours tomorrow morning and by afternoon I will be ready for the crowds again.
I do enjoy the winter with all the people, even if the road rage gets to me about once or twice. I do enjoy the summer months when Pinecraft is a ghost town and the peace and quiet gets to me too. These two extremes balance out each year.