Denise Goldberg's blog

Monday, April 17, 2006

What traffic?

Ah, it's school vacation week... it's such a treat to drive to work with no traffic!

It's quite possible that traffic was lighter this morning than it will be for the rest of the week. Not only are the schools in the area closed for the week, it is also Patriot's Day - a holiday in Massachusetts and Maine to celebrate the anniversary of the battles of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775. And it's Marathon Monday too.

It was a temptation to take the day off and go watch the marathon, but I don't want to burn a vacation day for that. There was one year that I was working in Boston at a location just a block from the marathon route. It was a real treat to be able to wander out of my office to watch the top finishers. I found it amazing that the winners of each category did not look tired at all - in sharp contrast with the finishers I saw as I was heading to the train station at the end of my work day. It's supposed to be cool today; hopefully temperatures in the 50s will make the marathon runners happy.