Back Where I Come From…day 25. I really do hate that it is only five more days until the challenge ends. I doubt Suzanne Gunter McClendon thought for a second that her challenge would be so cathartic, but I am sincerely grateful that it has been. So, just a bit more on my childhood place on the planet.
Day 25: What is your hometown known for? In other words, what makes it special?
Honestly? Not a danged thing. There is the highway interchange, I suppose. The highways that meet are 95 (N-S route between Washington, DC and Richmond), 495 which circles Washington DC,, and 395 which is the Washington to Virginia route. They all meet in the center of Springfield in a spaghetti bowl of bridges and interchanges.
It is an absolute horror to navigate.
It has the added attraction of commuter lanes (2 of them) that change directions during the day. I was once stranded on that “express lane” with a broken down car facing the “wrong” direction.
Other than that, it is simply a planned (well, they say they planned it) community.
Isn’t that a wonderful looking interchange? yea, I never thought so either. If you look at the bottom right of the picture you can see the baseball field where I played in Little League. And my house is in the center bottom of the picture. How’d you like to live that close to the interstate?
The house I lived in before the birth of my sister is on the far left side towards the top.
Isn’t that a horrible thing to be known for?