Nutcracker Market? Take 610 South, Exit Kirby

I have always found the traffic information billboards that show the amount of time until you reach a certain highway or location (downtown, for instance) to be helpful. They’re not always accurate (you have to add a couple of minutes every time), but they do give a general idea of how long it’s going to take to get somewhere.

So imagine my surprise today when every billboard I passed by said “NUTCRACKER MKT 610 SOUTH EXIT KIRBY”. I’m sure the Nutcracker Market is a big event, but I would venture to guess that the majority of people on 59 and 45 are more concerned with traffic information then how to get to the Reliant Arena area.

I just hope that this is temporary and that we won’t be seeing non-traffic related information on these billboards on a regular basis. Many people (myself included) use the traffic estimates for planning our routes. Let’s hope TranStar brings it back!

4 Comments so far

  1. Katie (unregistered) on November 10th, 2005 @ 4:31 pm

    If suburban women (like my mother) are the ones that are driving in for the Nutcracker market, they need all the help they can get. She even has friends who never drive on the highway.

  2. katya (unregistered) on November 11th, 2005 @ 12:01 pm

    My mother has friends who *do* drive on the freeways/highways around here pretty frequently — but they do crazy bizarre things, like almost completely stopping in the middle of I-10 when they think they’ve missed an exit. God help any unsuspecting motorist that comes in a Nutcracker market shopper’s way.

  3. Nahnie (unregistered) on November 12th, 2005 @ 8:49 am

    Thanks for the morning chukle. I am one of those over 55 moms who has a thirty year old daughter. I’m leaving the driving to her. Can’t wait to go take a look. And so thankful for her fearless driving ability. She didn’t get it from me!! Traffic zooming scares me. I think your generation is oh so awesome. You go girls!!

  4. Debbie (unregistered) on December 5th, 2005 @ 1:42 pm

    I was recently at the nutcracker market and saw a booth with large ceiling tiles that were converted to picture frames. Does anyone know who this vendor is or how to get in contact with them? I looked on my program and the only entry I found was but that site doesn’t work….

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