We come to an area in the summer that is known for being a family vacation destination, therefore, quite crowded in the summer. The local economy depends on that as winter brings a significantly more scarce population. The region is also home to one of the country’s wonderful national parks.
My kids can confirm. For the last three years, I grumbled about what a bad impression vacationers get when they arrive based on the terrible road conditions. Most probably go home and make a car alignment appointment before they even unpack. Evidently they heard me. Road repair has commenced. I know it is difficult with a short fair weather season to get these projects done, but please. Traffic is backed up for miles all day and they do diversions to back roads that even I never knew about. This takes at least twice as long to get where you are going. If you are a regular summer visitor, you are probably pretty annoyed. If it is your first time visiting, you may never come back. Did they think this through? Familiar with work shifts at night?
July 4th is going to be an utter disaster–capital D. Oh, wait. Fireworks are legal here. I hope they have some of those that burst into red, white and blue for my stay-at-home display. Fire extinguisher at the ready.