Several of us from DG were in one of the first cars to cross the new 35W bridge this morning. And all it took was getting up at 4 AM and then waiting for a little while.
At first when I told Mike Tong, our Customer Service Manager, that I wanted to be there for the opening, he thought I was crazy. But he came around pretty quick. David Mathis, my dad's assistant, was eager to join us. Then, at the last minute, Peter Melling, our IT guy, and his wife Jessica showed up.
So we all packed into Mike's Camry at half past 4 and drove off to be a part of history.
Now, we wouldn't ordinarily put this kind of effort into trying out a new road. But obviously this was different. It was definitely exciting for a traffic jam.