Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Guest Blog

Something quite unusual happened while Ron has been in Seattle and he was not here to see it. Fort Bragg went dark. (See photo.) Suzanne, our son-in-law, Mike, and I decided to walk the downtown streets the night the power went out. Suzanne noticed the odd condition first. It was TOTALLY dark. We have been through several long-term power outages since moving into town 22 years ago but have never seen it completely dark. Georgia-Pacific has always provided a great glow in the sky from the lights of the mill and the power they provided along a route to the hospital. It was both eerie and exciting to be on Franklin and Main Streets in the moonlight.

I also am one of the morning street walkers and the following morning I knew this was an event not to be missed. The above photo shows how dark it was at 5:30 am. The moon had set and I was barely able to get around my usual route. There was no way I was going to mess it up by using a flashlight so I stuck to the middle of the deserted streets. Ron would have loved it!

1 comment:

  1. At first I thought that was a photo of my town at night.

    Love blackouts. They bring out the kid in me.