North of 9th, west of railroad tracks, south of Mountain View, east of Main
Today I walked another older neighborhood. It looks to me like the house on the Kiteley Neighborhood is based on the house pictured below it. Jennifer always loves this house… but I always tell her I picture it might be a maintenance headache.
The picture yet below that is what Jennifer has always told me is a Frank Lloyd Wright house. Note the ‘W’ in the brick. But we looked it up, and found somewhere that said it is merely styled after Wright’s architecture.
I can’t say I’m a huge cat person, but I really like this cat web site….
I covered a fairly large area today, but there were a fair number of business areas and a few parks that took up some of the walking area. I thought I might be missing some alleys or something because my map had some large areas west of the houses on Collyer between 11th and Mountain View. But it turns out that these are some houses with really spacious back yards.
I was the grassy area south of Spangler Park was just an extension of that park, but it turns out that it’s actually a private area owned by The Meadows, a housing community I wasn’t familiar with.
Marian B. had told me that there was another ‘ski fence’ in this area, so I was excited when I found it. See my January 27 post for the other ‘ski fence’.
In my January 19 post, I have a photo of ‘Alice Cooper’ inscribed into the sidewalk. Today I found “Insane Clown Posse’ in the cement. I don’t know much about them, except that they wear pretty crazy make-up. And I always thought it was a group of 5 or 6 people, but looking it up today it appears it’s just two people.
What causes teenage boys to feel the need to immortalize their favorite band by writing their names in concrete? And why do you never see Barry Manilow or Phoebe Snow getting the same respect??!?
Strangely enough, the VERY FIRST picture I took today had a dental chair in it — and it looks like it’s in pretty good shape. And I didn’t even realize until I got home and looked at my pictures that it was there. I took it because of the KISS RD and other signs.
I found a cool puzzle in the sidewalk by Athletic Field Park, right east of the Boulder County Courthouse at 11th and Main. Never knew it was there before. If you’re interested in solving it, and you get stuck, there’s a hint at the very end of this blog. Then I will put the solution (a solution) on a ‘digression’ post on February 24.
In case you’re having trouble reading all the numbers in the 7 x 7 grid, here they are, top to bottom:
6 2 5 2 5 5 2 1 5 1 4 3 3 4 6 2 3 3 3 5 5 5 4 4 0 4 4 4 6 2 1 4 4 2 2 4 3 3 5 3 3 2 6 2 1 6 1 5 5
Total for today: 21,170 steps, 4:02 time
HINT for sidewalk number problem. This is a pretty difficult problem if you try it in a straightforward approach. But this one of those cases where if you work backwards from your goal, it is much easier.
SPOILER ALERT: I will go into a little more detail about the hint here. If you don’t want that, avert your eyes.
You want to end up on the zero in the middle. If you look a little while, you will notice that there is only one square which will take you to the zero. Then, if you look at that square, you will see that there is also only one square that will take you there.
Complete solution is given on the February 24 post ‘Diversion — sidewalk math puzzle’