Last December I wrote a post describing the road I drive in to work each day. It's a beautiful road in Northern Maine, and over the three years I've been commuting on it, it has begun to feel like my road. I feel very proprietary about it and get angry when people are on it who don't belong there.
I was delighted last Friday, though, when I turned on the Discovery Channel and saw the premier episode of American Logger. The show takes place in Millinocket - a town I drive through each day! It focuses on the Pelletier Logging Company that works in the North Maine Woods. They primarily work on the Golden Road, a privately owned road that traverses most of North West Maine, but even in that first episode they showed truckers on my road. It was awesome to see my road on National television! I am so proud. The show wasn't as accurate as I'd like (the 200,000 lb carrying trucks are only legally allowed on the Golden Road, not my road. Not everyone speaks with that French-Canadian accent that the Pelletiers do. Bonecrusher's comments? Pretty much EXACTLY how people talk around here), but most of it was pretty good. Discovery bought ten episodes with the option for more. Please check out the show - it's on Friday nights at ten p.m. I love my state and I love my road ... won't you fall in love with it, too?