This used to be the view from my kitchen window.
If you look in the left corner you will see the road, many of these trees are gone now.
This is the view out my kitchen window now.
"Mom, you should have held a peaceful protest!" said Thomas. "I know honey, but I probably would have ended up getting arrested." "Well, Mom, Rosa Parks was arrested, sometimes that's what's needs to happen, this is real bull." "Dad and I don't have the money to get into a battle, and we would lose anyway, our trees are gone, and there is nothing we can do about it." Do I still feel the same way today, NO!!! I feel like I want to go back out there and chain myself to some of those trees further up the road that are still on the hit list!
You know, I pride myself on trying to be a logical person, I understand about progress. In my letter my complaint had nothing to do with the width of the road; as a matter of fact I mentioned that the accidents that were almost happening were being caused by people who were passing the slow moving campers that were avoiding the huge potholes. Plenty wide to pass should mean plenty wide to repave, without the removal of half of the forest in my opinion, especially with the century old equipment that our county has. Even if they had contracted out the work, as they sometimes do, I know that the locals would much rather deal with road closures than deal with the massive loss of trees that we are seeing.