How’s your day going? It’s a beautiful day here–although hot and humid. That’s the way it is in the Deep South in mid-summer.
A hot air balloon just passed overhead, brightly colored in green and gold. Promoting sports tourism. What exactly was sports tourism? …Sports for tourists? …Chartered tours of sporting venues?
It was none of the above. In this case, it was touting recently built facilities, for regional sports tournaments. The facilities were beautiful, made for baseball and soccer. So far, there’s not a bit of shade for enthusiasts. They would be well-advised to bring umbrellas to avoid heat stroke.
The curmudgeon in me, wondered what made this facility better, than the competing facilities down the highway, in two adjoining communities? Would local roads handle the extra traffic?
I wondered what neighboring subdivision residents thought about the noise, and lights–lots of lights, to light up the night? I think city fathers, only had visions of revenue streams dancing through their heads, when this behemoth plopped down in the neighborhood.