Welcome tourists. Please enjoy your stay. You know you have arrived when you see this sign on the Maine Turnpike: “Welcome to Maine! The way life should be!”

You also will see other signs as you attempt to find your favorite destination: Road construction next 15 miles. Be prepared to stop. Rough road. Left lane closed ahead. Right lane closed ahead. Detour. Sidewalk closed. Blasting zone ahead. Flagger ahead. Stop. Slow. Trucks entering. Left shoulder closed. Right shoulder closed. Road closed. Fresh oil. Fresh tar. Construction entrance.

Enjoy your stay!

Gary R. Levine

Augusta