It is a general rule of mine to try and make it to every assignment about 15 minutes before the time it says on my assignment sheet.
Reason 1: Reporters fill out the sheets.
Reason 2: I have a knack for finding traffic, construction, cows crossing the road, asteroids falling to the earth, etc. on my way to assignments.
Reason 3: Read above and then think spot news.
In this perticular case I was on my way to meet a soldier who was on his way back from serving overseas when I ran across this family who was waiting for the escort with this soldier in it to pass by.
I pulled over and made some frames as trucks and cars whizzed by honking and waving in support.
It was a nice little moment of America.