North of Mountain View, west of County Line Road, south of 17th, east of (curvy) Deerwood
I also walked the mile of County Line Road between 17th and highway 66… which is outside my main walk today. But I didn’t have any areas yet to walk that would take me there, so I decided to get it out of the way today so I wouldn’t have to go back later.
I’ll go ahead and put the 3 pictures from that ‘northeast’ part of the walk here, to separate them out…
I should have taken a photo of the door at Knute’s with the store hours posted… I thought it was pretty cute:
OPEN BY APPOINTMENT OR BY CHANCE
I had never been in Stephen Day Park before, and it was a very pleasant surprise. I saw the name Stephen Day on the Vietnam plaque at Jim Hamm Park when I walked there a few weeks ago, so I figured it was kind of a ‘twin’ park to it. The following set of pictures are all from there. There”s both dirt and concrete areas for BMX type biking, a nice playground, and, I was told, in the summer there’s a water fountain area where kids can play in water that shoots out of the concrete intermittently. There are also several (not sure how many) art pieces, which have a topological feature on a display platform, and right by it is an arrow in the sidewalk pointing to it, and saying how far away it is. At least that’s what it looks like to me… someone can correct me if they know otherwise.
There was also a nice concrete area with a map of the world, with significant names and dates at various places on the map. In chronological order, here are the significant events chosen:
Marco Polo 1275-1292 (travels to China, etc.)
Columbus 1492 (discovered the Americas)
Vespuchi 1499 (traveled to Brazil, etc…. and noted that the Americas were NOT part of Asia)
Magellan 1519-1522 (credited with first circumnavigation of the globe earth… although Magellan himself was killed along the way in the Philippines in 1521)
Orellano 1541 (first known navigation of the length of the Amazon) (I had not heard of him before….
Lewis and Clark 1804-1806 (charted the northwestern U.S. territories)
Stanley, Livingston 1871 (Livingstone explored Africa; Stanley was sent to look for him)
Peary 1909 (credited with being first person to the North Pole… although disputed if he quite made it there… and also his fellow trek-mate Matthew Henson may actually have been the first there)
Amundson 1911 (first to the South Pole)
Hillary, Norgay 1953 (New Zealander Edmund Hillary, sherpa Tenzing Norgay … first to climb Mt. Everest successfully… George Mallory may have made it to the top first, but died on the way down)
and lastly, a YOU ARE HERE (undated), roughly in Colorado
An interesting list… maybe a bit Euro-centric, but that’s understandable. The spellings above are the ones given on the plaques, though I have normally seen Amerigo Vespucci, Livingstone with an ‘e’ on the end, and Amundsen with an ‘e’.
and here are my remaining Stephen Day Park photos….
There is a street in the new Shadow Grass subdivision named Otis Drive. Otis happens to be the name of my daughter’s little papillon dog… so here’s a tribute to Otis.
And as long as I have Moonlight Drive up there, I’ll end with a salute to the Doors…
Moonlight Drive youtube
Total for today: 25,250 steps, 4:27 time
One new license plate: Idaho