There were nothing but smiles to be found on the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail this afternoon with sunny skies and temperatures approaching 60 degrees. It seemed everyone, including Mrs. Trashpaddler (in photo), was sporting one. Not a single piece of trash was seen on the 5-mile section of the trail between Carlisle Depot and Chelmsford Center. I'm left to wonder if, perhaps, this is the way it could be if folks stopped littering, or if our legislators got a little brave and updated our 1983 Bottle Bill. Hopefully it was an omen, and a happy coincidence that it would become my 500th post to this blog.