August 13 — NW of Mountain View & Gay

North of Mountain View, west of Gay St.,  south of 17th , east of Francis.

Total for today: estimated  14,000 steps (forgot pedometer) and  2:37 time.

YEAGER FARMS

Apparently this neighborhood was once a part of Yeager Farms (even though my Stoney Ridge neighborhood about a mile or two east of here was also part of a Yeager Farm… maybe there was more than one Yeager farm).

Yeager Farm

Yeager Farm

 

Notice "Yeager Farm" on step

Notice “Yeager” on step… perhaps an original farm house?

 

Construction going on in the neighborhood

Construction going on in the neighborhood

 

Construction going on in the neighborhood # 2

Construction going on in the neighborhood # 2

 

 

Twin Peaks Village

Twin Peaks Village

 

Tree along 17th # 1

Tree along 17th # 1

 

Tree along 17th # 2

Tree along 17th # 2

Construction constriction Construction constriction

 

It seems like Moab, Utah has done a really good job of advertising itself.  I’ve seen similar plugs for the area…

Moab, Utah wiki

Arches National Park  website

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Arches

Arches

 

 

I actually couldn't find this website... but might be a good time to mention the books I've read since last mention on 7/xx/13

I actually couldn’t find this website…

 

Haven’t mentioned the books I’ve read for a while…  a book combining Call of the Wild and White Fang, both by Jack London.  He does a very good job of describing events from a dog’s point of view!    The Last Days of the Incas… a VERY good book by Kim MacQuarrie  covering the taking over of the Inca empire by Pizarro… read mostly because we’re thinking of a trip to Machu Picchu next year…

Machu Picchu wiki

and also Demian by Hermann Hesse.  I really like Steppenwolf, but Demian starts out good, but the last half is a little too metaphysical for me…

Hermann Hesse wiki

Coincidentally, Jenni’s hygienist Debbie happens to be in Europe for her son’s wedding as I do this walk.  And one of the places on their agenda is Neuschwanstein (New Swan Stone) Castle, which is the inspiration of Disneyland’s castle (it also appears at the end of the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang).  Mad King Ludwig (II), an admirer of Richard Wagner’s works, spearheaded several such castles, which happened to bankrupt his country, until he met a mysterious death in a lake…

Neuschwanstein wiki

Mad King Ludwig wiki

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang wiki

Fussen is the town just below Neuschwanstein… just a few miles (kilometers?) from Austria…

Fussen... & Mad King Ludwig (II)

Fussen… & Mad King Ludwig (II)

 

AND THE BEST OF THE REST of the photos…

I grew up in Nebraska... but have never seen corn this high!!!

I grew up in Nebraska… but have never seen corn this high!!!

 

... looks like some milo to me

… looks like some milo to me

 

squirrel having a leisurely breakfast

squirrel having a leisurely breakfast

 

Mountain View Elementary

Mountain View Elementary

 

lots of lumber (former Salyard house?)

lots of lumber (former Salyard house?)

 

Raccoon bandit

Raccoon bandit

 

helping a thirsty dog

helping a thirsty dog

 

yard utensils # 1

yard utensils # 1

 

yard utensils # 2

yard utensils # 2

 

yard utensils # 3

yard utensils # 3

 

statue with 3 trees

statue with 3 trees

 

girl with lily pad umbrella?

girl with lily pad umbrella?

 

girl & deer

girl & deer

 

saint?

saint?

 

nice flowers

nice flowers

 

time for a nice book

time for a nice book

 

Roses!!!

Roses!!!

 

quaint church

quaint church

 

construction request

construction request

 

3-foot high second level door

3-foot high second level door

 

spiral trees

spiral trees

 

old tree trunk

old tree trunk

 

shrine

shrine

 

backyard (alley) adobe house?

backyard (alley) stucco (adobe?) mini-house

 

I'm pretty sure this is a watering 'trough' for baby chickens.. haven't seen one for many yearslll

I’m pretty sure this is a watering ‘trough’ for baby chickens.. haven’t seen one for many yearslll

 

Tall vegetation of the day...

Tall vegetation of the day…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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