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!