The February 27, 2020, Carrot Ranch prompt from Charli Mills: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes the open road. Where will the trip lead? Who is going, and why? Follow the open road wherever it may lead!
I really delighted in the work of some local artist road warrior this morning. I can’t help but share a true story of a real road. In 99 words plus pictures.
Nantucket names an island, but also a county as well as a town. While useless for travel to another town or county, the island contains many roads; tar roads, cobblestone roads, and sand roads of varying conditions. There is one tar road, a five-mile stretch of state highway, whose condition and maintenance is the responsibility of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Recently, the state decided to clutter this formerly open road with a ridiculous number of signs. The Town is protesting the ugliness and uselessness of these signs.
I suggest these signs stay. Public safety should never be taken lightly.