I guess the old safety rules don’t apply anymore
It’s been a little while since I’ve just done some ambling in this column, but this seems like a good week to do it.
• The Take On 2013 event at The Exploration Place was a huge success, even just judging by the number of vehicles parked along 20th Avenue stretching a couple of blocks from the site.
I got lucky and was able to score a narrow spot in one of the parking lots, which then required about four minutes of back-and-fill work to get out of when I was finished.
As I was leaving, I was struck by a couple of parents who apparently didn’t believe in teaching their children any safety principles.
They were working along 20th Avenue, which had cars parked on both sides in most areas, with their backs to oncoming traffic. So when I came up behind them, I had to swing out a little bit (because they were also walking side-by-side) and hope nobody was coming the opposite way right then.
Whatever happened to walk on the left, facing traffic?
• Had a very bizarre incident on Sunday. I was heading up to the Hart Pioneer Centre to get some photos of the cribbage tournament they had on.
I was listening to CFIS 93.1 on the way up, and the signal was still pretty strong as I pulled into the parking lot. As I parked, however, the CFIS signal disappeared, being replaced by 93.1 Big Country.
I listened for a few minutes and realized this was a station out of Grande Prairie, Alta. I went in and got my pictures, came out and found Big Country still on the radio, but it disappeared as soon as I moved the car about three feet, bringing CFIS back to my ears.