As I walked up to the Drive at about noon yesterday, the heavens opened and within seconds — before I could get my umbrella up — I was soaked by a torrential downpour which last ed a half hour or more. This was the very first time I can remember Car Free Day on the Drive being disturbed by bad weather.
When I got to the point just north First and Commercial where the two booths I had volunteered for were set up, the folks already there were having a heck of a time just surviving the drenching. Here are some OCOP volunteers at the height of the storm.
Luckily both booths had plastic roofs, so there was a few square feet of dry space to huddle under.
In the end, of course, the rain stopped (more or less) and a decent crowd came out to welcome the patchy sunshine. There is a picture of the Heritage Group booth on their page, and hopefully OCOP will publish some images later.
With the weather not cooperating, it is hard to make a direct comparison between Car Free Day yesterday and Italian Day last week. To me, Car Free Day on the Drive always seems more relaxed, friendly, than the corporate-oriented Italian Day. I’m glad we have both, but I wish they were separated by more than one week.