Monthly Archives: July 2013

One of A Kind Construction Barricade Collection On Display

Fake News Source – The Illinois DOT Construction Planning Manager held a press release Monday morning, July 29th, 2013 on construction projects in Will County.

“We spent 3/4 of our 2013 budget on new construction barrels, signs, and barricades. We are incredibly proud of our entire collection and wanted to give the residents of the State of Illinois a chance to view them in an exhibit on I-55. Unfortunately, the exhibit has been so popular that some vehicles have been unable experience the exhibit in their allotted time and found it necessary to take an alternate route on IL-53. That is why I am pleased to announce that a second exhibit has been created in a left lane closure on IL-53 at the Laraway Road intersection. Now, everyone will have equal access to this phenomenal collection!”

In an interview after the press conference, the IL DOT Planning Manager said, “It’s just so lucky for drivers that there is a traffic signal at IL-53 and Laraway. It brings all that extra traffic to a complete stop. Kids can get really good long look at our inimitable collection of barrels while waiting through 5 or 6 traffic lights.” When questioned about the acquisition costs of the collection, the Planning Manager stated that Governor Quinn approved low grade road repairs so that the collection can be put on display every summer.

The IL Construction Barricade collection will be on display at the DesPlaines Bridge construction on I-55 until November and in the left lanes of both north south bound IL-53 at Laraway Road until September. Small displays of the collection can be viewed at various locations along IL-53 in downtown Joliet until September as well. This is a family friendly event as long as drivers keep their road rage in check.

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Leave Your Shoes

Today, we went to a paradise for barefooters. Everywhere I went, I saw people walking barefoot. Deep River doesn’t just encourage you to go barefoot, they pretty much prohibit wearing shoes.

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Alright, Deep River is a water park, but it was notable how awkward it was for people who still insisted on wearing shoes with their bathing suit. I saw piles of shoes at the top of every slide. When you think about how many people probably pee in that water, I doubt walking around barefoot on the sidewalks is going to be grosser than that.

Don’t misinterpret that statement as a bad opinion of the water park. Deep River Waterpark was clear and clean. Not a hint of pee. While it may not be as big as the one in Yorkville, the rides were a blast, it was only 10
miles off our route to Garezers. The kids said it was better than trying to go to Great America. For some reason, they like water slides but do not like roller coasters. I’m not sure if it was a normal size of crowd for them but, I hope so because we got lots of sliding time with multiple runs on multiple slides. K-Man even braved the second scariest (by height and angle/speed) slide.

20130706-224158.jpg K-Man mid-slide on the Dragon slide on the left. He rode it three times. The bruising and slide burns prohibit numerous runs.l

If you are wondering, I rode both Dragon slides. Not sure if it’s worth the atomic wedgie I got from it. No running today, but I think I climbed a mile or two of steps.

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