Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Weekend wrap-up

This past weekend has to be one of the biggest in Lincoln's history.  We had somewhere close to 400,000 people attend several special events from Friday through Sunday: three air shows featuring the Navy's Blue Angels, a sold out University of Nebraska volleyball match, and the 313th consecutive sellout at Memorial Stadium for the Nebraska football game.

That's a whale of a lot of traffic.  Over a year's worth of planning and preparation went into the weekend, and all three of Lincoln's public safety agencies--police, fire, and 911--were deeply involved in operations.  It all came off, however, with few hitches.  As we knew, the post-airshow traffic was mighty pokey, but there wasn't much that could be done about that, given the fact that every single vehicle had to pass down one of three lanes.  Everyone was well-warned in advance, and most people were patient.  From what I've seen, the bigger problem seemed to be a shortage of sunscreen.

It was a great show, and I enjoyed it all three days. Tip a broad-brimmed hat to the officers, firefighters, and dispatchers who helped make it a rousing success! By the way, as a former red-head who burns after 5 minutes exposure to a 40-watt incandescent light bulb, I'm recommending Nutregena Sport Face, SPF-70.


ARRRRG!!!! said...

I recommend this sunscreen, with the rum of course.

Anonymous said...

ARRRRG-That's a good one!!! LOL!

Steve said...

Is there an alternate recipe that calls for rubbing it on exposed skin? I must have missed it. I don't think you're going to get much sunburn down your gullet, Arrrg!!!!.

ARRRRG!!!! said...

Then it must be working Steve.