Monthly Archives: June 2008

Another reason to take the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway

When traveling north through Redwood National and State Parks, you have two choices. You can take the bypass and drive at freeway speeds, or you can slow down to 45 mph and take the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway.

I usually take the parkway. It’s prettier and easier on your vehicle. There’s another reason to take the parkway – the road signs are more entertaining.

 

Look for crossing Bigfoots.

I can’t tell if this is a surfboard or a hula-hoop.

I figured this driver was giving a one-finger salute until I took a closer look. Groovy, man.

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Azalea Festival Parade 2008, a few photos

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Firemen’s Muster.6.5.08




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Pony Express Days Parade

The BMW of Humboldt Bay entry was the winning float in today’s Pony Express Days Parade. More coming in Tuesday’s paper.

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Don’t be a Mr. Bungle

Saturday’s Azalea Festival Parade starts at 11 a.m. on Murray Road. It will travel south on Central Avenue and end at the Mill Creek Marketplace. The parade typically lasts an hour, during which portions of Central Avenue are closed. Residents should make their travel plans accordingly.

If you need to get around town during the event, I recommend doing so on foot or on bicycle. On a bike you can zip all over the place and visit all the venues without getting stuck in one place due to road closures.

Whatever you do, please don’t be a Mr. Bungle and hassle the volunteers about how you’re special the road closure doesn’t apply to you. I’ve witnessed this happen almost every year and it’s downright ugly.

If we all follow the advice in the following film, it should be a lovely weekend.

 

 

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Azalea Festival schedule

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Measure C passes

Somewhere out there in cyberspace are the results for Measure C, which I posted this morning. Then they disappeared. So here they are again:

 

Yes: 1,340 votes, 56.97%

No: 1,012 votes, 43.03%

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