Many of us, including me (the editor) settled in Big Valley to get away from traffic congestion and urban sprawl. Blame it on progress, but it looks like some of the big city experiences are coming to Big Valley.
I thought I could be free of traffic congestion with horns blaring and being stuck in heavy traffic when I left Santa Cruz, but I was wrong. I believed that airport traffic would be light and free of the constant drone of aircraft overhead. Again I was wrong. I thought that high rise buildings would be a thing of the past.
The city of Santa Cruz has a freeway intersection know as "The Fishhook" It is the site of bumper to bumper traffic jams every day. Lookout now has what I call "The Cowhook" where equally frustrating delays take place as much as once or twice a year.
The traffic at Bieber International (Southard Field) can get heavy at times as witnessed by the above photo showing 6 (count'em, SIX) airplanes. I have no idea how bad the check in's and security were, to say nothing of parking problems. Bieber may soon have to overflow to Adin Airport if this continues.