Looking back at the photos earlier in the year, I can really see the development of the trail, grass and the fulfillment of this $100,00 dream! What a journey!
Several people walking on the trail have asked why I didn't paint permanent lines on the small loop. I wanted to be able to add the lines below when we are ready for them in the driver education classes. We start biking on a single lane, 1-way road and have the students spacing themselves out single file. When they are ready, we will add the broken white line down the middle (which is painted on the backside of the yellow lines by the folks at BB & T on their workday) and will give us 1-way traffic and 2 lanes going the same way. We can then include lane reduction and merging skills which are challenging concepts to the teenage driver. Towards the middle of October, we will flip the hose over and expose the double yellow line which will allow 2-way traffic going the opposite way on the same section of trail. Parts of the loop will still have no lines and represent the back country roads which are plentiful in Rockingham County, VA.
August 8, 2015 Charles installed the water fountain and I am so proud of his work. Great job and thank you for the service and investment in our school and the trail. Your Eagle Scout Project is amazing! People can stop to get a drink to refresh themselves and our students will be able to take a water break whenever they need one.
August 1st, 2015 It is hard to believe that August is here already. The summer seems to fly by and as I look at previous pics of the trail, I can see the progress we are making.
Charles has started clearing out the pad for his Eagle Scout project. He will be installing a water fountain that will be handicapped accessible for my students who use a wheelchair, students in our physical education classes and community members who are utilizing the trail.
School starts August 25th and I am looking forward to using the trail this year in all of our physical education classes. What a unique outdoor classroom we have at Turner Ashby High School!