Itâs Sunday, I woke up and had an epiphany: I canât get used to the idea that a new and improved Devilâs Slide has opened. The reality hasnât hit me yet.
Iâve barely recovered from Devilâs Slide being closed. My doctor says I have a severe case of âDevilâs Slide-itisâ?.
The sky is too blue, thereâs a delightful breeze and the weather reporter said, âItâs going to be a warm day and everybodyâs heading for the Coastside.â?
âOh no No NO NO NOâ¦please donât come; please donât head for the Coastside.â?
In my head there were visions of cars on Hwy 92, endless lines of cars, cars that were standing still and I was sitting in the midst of itâ¦â¦â¦then my car overheatedâ¦then there was an accidentâ¦.and the CHP was directing emergency vehiclesâ¦..
I woke up in a cold sweatâit was only a nightmare.
Maybe we need a halfway house for recovering Devilâs Slide victims.
My doctor advises that the only cure for âDevilâs Slide-itisâ? is to gradually decompress somewhereâ¦maybe a 35-minute wait on the Bay Bridge would do itâor, better yet an hour in the dark, moldy Caldicott Tunnel (wherever that is).
Maybe Iâll recover by the year 2011 when the Devilâs Slide-Oliver Mayer Tunnel (shudder) nears completion.