Monday, June 6, 2016
It's the little things you notice, how construction season is condensed to 8-9 months instead of the 12 it can be spread out in down in Miami, because of the snow and ice. The roads are worse, whereas Florida is all smooth and steady, Michigan's are battered by 90 degree swings in weather over the course of a year and endless salt and sand in winter, the potholes and cracks turn the flat pavement into off-road excursions. Now, hurriedly, the men in orange vests seal it with rubberized asphalt, the trails of black malleable material pepper the road and age it horribly, they are not perfect fixes and still leave uneven texture. Variation may be the spice of life but for the routes we take, it is their very undoing.