The State Of Bridge Day 2009
Well, it doesn\'t get much better, y\'all.
It sometimes gets a bit warmer, but not much better.
Forecasts for snow turned into a little more than intermitten mist. We reached a normal-for-late-October 42 degrees. The people who are showing up have been having a great time.
And who is that, exactly?
Well, jumpers have come from as close as Oak Hill, WV to as far away as India. It runs the gamut age-wise, too. From 18 to 81, BASE jumping knows no bounds.
Rappel teams have been running up to 6 descents. Plus, they don\'t have to go back up the rope if they don\'t want to (!)
Rafters are taking their paddles to the rapids of the New, and, yeah, it\'s probably a bit chilly when those waves smack them in the face. But it\'s worth it.
The vendors are out in full force. They\'ve got everything from shortbread to shish-kabobs. If you like to eat it, someone is cooking it.
The photographers, the families, the Harley Davidson folks, the leaf-peepers, the college kids, the locals, the out-of-towners, they\'re all out, as well.
Everyone\'s having at least as much fun as me. Maybe more.
It\'s still going on. There\'s still time. Bridge Day 2009 rolls right along...