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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Road work at the North Rim

01 Chip seal on parking lot by VC at NR GRCA NP AZ

We’ve been dealing with the resurfacing of roads and parking lots here for almost a month now. I realize that during the heat of summer is the only time this nasty job can be done. Yet it sure screws up traffic. And with 1/4 to 1/2 the parking lot closed at one time visitors are having to park along the road, which some don’t seem to understand that their vehicles need to be OFF the road. I’m surprised no one’s been creamed. I’ve driven around in circles up to 5 times trying to park so I can go to work. Plus, where concession employees park their RVs have also been resealed and those poor folks had to move their rolling homes twice. Sure glad I park on dirt and gravel in this case. But here’s the corker. With the job only half done, it’s been discovered that no catalyst was in this black messy slurry so it will never set up and now it all has to be dug up and done over. I guess when you choose the lowest bidder, you get what you pay for. The company’s name has been withheld to protect the guilty.

6 comments:

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Gah...I detest inefficiency and low-bidderness. What a pain in the patootie. "Fresh Oil," indeed. Thanks for the update!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I hate road works at the best of times they always seem to take an age. Inefficiency like that though is going to be an expensive mistake for someone!!! Diane

Rambling Woods said...

and they didn't even do it right... sigh...

blog with no name said...

That's why I don't fly sweetie, a thousand moving parts... ALL built by the lowest bidder...

A human kind of human said...

Sounds a bit like good old ZA to me. Roadworks, lowest bidders, protecting the guilty... good luck!

Janie said...

Oh, no! After all the closed roads and traffic jams, such a shame it has to be done over. Not to mention the additional cost.

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