This off and on again debate about Peavine Road, its numerous signs, its expansion, its potential as a “Scenic Highway” — all my fault.
After all, there have been several articles and opinion pieces on the subject(s) in The Vista.
But, though debate is healthy, I am getting a little fatigued about it all. It has indeed been a Long and Winding Road (pun intended).
In fact, just for giggles, I googled — (don’t say giggles and googled too many times back to back … you will start to giggle) — how many songs have the word “Road” in the title and it was in the thousands!
So I thought it would be fun to use some of those song titles to describe my feelings on the Peavine Road matter.
Here it goes (that is, if you are finished saying “Giggles, Googled” now:
The way I look at it, all this will work out Somewhere down the Road (Faith Hill) or at least Further Up the Road (Bruce Springsteen).
It’s not about being the King of the Road (Roger Miller) because that kind of attitude will just leave people with either opinion on the Road to Nowhere (Pretenders).
Though there is a part of me that wishes a good deal of the signs along Peavine would Hit the Road Jack (Ray Charles) and never come back, I realize they are probably here to stay.
I choose to take the Middle of the Road (Crosby & Nash) instead of insisting on my One Road to Freedom (Ben Harper) — after all, A Road is Just a Road (Mary Chapin Carpenter) — even if it is an Old Dirt Road (John Lennon).
My biggest concern at the moment, to be truthful, is where will traffic be diverted to when road widening begins? No doubt it will be That Road Not Taken (Joe Diffie) at the current time.
I really think that it will be a long road home for Route 101 —AKA Peavine Road — to be classified a Scenic Highway. But hey, it is just fine with me Wherever the Road Takes Us (Foley Road … really that is the artist’s name, you can’t make this up).
Yes, Between the Road Signs (Melanie) there is a lot of beauty along Peavine, but there is also some ugliness that has nothing to do with signs as much as a lack of maintenance. And if you don’t think so then I say you are Road Trippin’ (Steve Warriner).
Now I am not one to always look at the Bright Side Of The Road (Van Morrison), but it’s no secret I Love Rocky Road (Weird Al Jankovic) … and what that has to do with anything I have no clue. But I wanted to work that song in somehow.
I am not trying to diminish discussion on this but I don’t think people should get too riled up about it.
The whole thing stinks like a Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road (Loudon Wainwright) but Every Day is a Winding Road (Sheryl Crow) so there are enough things to worry about.
It will take some time for us all to find out how this comes out — the End of the Road (Boyz to Men) so to speak.
Until then, as ol’ Willie sang, I’m On The Road Again.