North of 6th, west of Martin, south of 9th, and east of Main
High temperature about 65 today. It was the first day I didn’t wear my red sweatshirt out for my walk.
This is the northern part of the neighborhood known as the Historic East Side.
There is a historic church on Martin & Longs Peak…
At one time, Longmont High School was at this location. Two of my kids had many good years at this school when it was Twin Peaks Charter Academy. 1925… that was the year my father was born!!!
These crosswalks were fairly controversial a few years ago, as they were fairly expensive. I have to admit I kind of like them, though.
We have eaten at Tasty Asia many times… good, fast food at a reasonable price!
Jennifer & I both agree this is a kind of confusing garage decor. The wolves, the lizard, and the tile mosaic… what exactly are they trying to say?? Nicely done, though!
If I am ever appointed to be Paint Czar, you’re going to see a lot more buildings like these:
I was totally surprised when I came across this giant carving of a baseball bat… just a half-block east of Main Street. You can’t quite read it in the photo, but ‘Home Run’ is inscribed in the base.
This picture doesn’t do it justice, but this is an ENORMOUS tree (or maybe several trees), on top of a ridge of dirt that seems out of place, with an old brick shed in the background.
I finished reading two good books in the last couple weeks. One is a re-read of Animal Farm by George Orwell (Eric Blair). A very fast read, and quite well done.
Animal Farm wiki
The other book was My Sister, My Love by Joyce Carol Oates. This is loosely inspired by the JonBenet Ramsey murder in 1996, yet unsolved, that happened in nearby Boulder, Colorado. I’ve never read anything by Oates before, but I was quite impressed by this book. I’ll have to give some of her other books a try.
I consider myself fairly well-informed on this murder, having read several books on the matter (Perfect Murder, Perfect Town — JonBenet: Inside the Ramsey Murder Investigation — The Death of Innocence — and others… and I mean to read the newer Foreign Faction: Who Really Kidnapped JonBenet, which promises to be good), as well as listening to countless hours of talk radio (Peter Boyles) discussing the matter.
Like I said, I thought this was a very good book, and would give it 4 or 5 stars. The following reviewer (Judy Croome, from South Africa), apparently did not like the book at all, giving it one star on Amazon.com. But I would have to say her review of the book is the best I’ve ever seen. If you read the book first, her review will make a lot more sense.
Total for today: 17,180 steps, 3:43 time
Seven new license plates! Alabama, Kentucky, Maine, Nevada, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Utah