July 27 — NW of 21st & Main (+ Willis Heights)

North of 21st, west of Main, south of highway 66 , east of Gay (+ Willis Heights)

Total for today: 22,850 steps and 4:02 time.

Willis Heights (west of Wal-mart, north of highway 66) is not technically in the Longmont city limits, but it’s right next door, so decided it fit in with my walking.  The street signs there are smaller and shorter than the ‘official’ Longmont signs, but other than that look very similar…

mini street signs

mini street signs

 

Our friend Diana Prosser and her dog Jara were out walking a little after 6 am…

Diana's dog Jara

Diana’s dog Jara

 

There are a fair number of old machinery yard decorations in Willis Heights…

bucket?

bucket?

 

scoop?

scoop?

 

wagon

wagon

 

The next bunch of pictures are all from the Willis Heights area…  then I’ll move on to below highway 66…

Willis Heights entry from 287

Willis Heights entry from 287

 

Lion with flowers

Lion with flowers

 

Dog with fire hydrant (convenient!)

Dog with fire hydrant (convenient!)

 

ghost cat

ghost cat

 

a LOT of bunnies out this morning

a LOT of bunnies out this morning

 

tree trunk flower box

tree trunk flower box

 

deer statue

deer statue

 

"flowers free the soul", if I remember correctly (glare)

“flowers free the soul”, if I remember correctly (glare)

 

nicely trimmed row of trees

nicely trimmed row of trees

Rocky Mtn. Boom (with nicely trimmed shrub behind)

Rocky Mtn. Boom (with nicely trimmed shrub behind)

 

flowing water

flowing water

 

Now to finally move to south of highway 66…   there were a lot of streets here that had a new coat of asphalt…

new asphalt

new asphalt

 

As you go east from Gay on Parker,  there are three consecutive courts…  Gordon, Scott, and Key.  I can only hope that the city planners wanted to name the first one of these Francis Court… but decided not to because there is a major Francis Street about half a mile to the west.   Or maybe Francis Scott Key had a famous brother named Gordon??   At any rate, it would have been pretty cool to have three consecutive courts … Francis, Scott, and Key.

Francis Scott Key  wiki

The license plate is “American Indian Scholars”

Blackfoot wiki

Blackfeet (Blackfoot) === American Indian Scholars

Blackfeet (Blackfoot) === American Indian Scholars

 

A business trailer honoring the Aurora theater shooting victims…

2012 Aurora theater shooting wiki

2012 Aurora victims

2012 Aurora victims

 

Three Senior Living residences in the today’s area…

Life Care Center

Life Care Center

 

The Bridge --- Assisted Living

The Bridge — Assisted Living

 

Sterling House

Sterling House — Pets Welcome, which is nice

 

Photos around Lifebridge church…

Lifebridge Church

Lifebridge Church

 

Gay Street ends here...

Gay Street ends here…

 

... behind the church

… behind the church

 

Philanthropic organizations…

Coming in to town traveling south on 287

Coming in to town traveling south on 287

Moose Lodge

Moose Lodge

 

… various other sights along the walk…

Electrical mailbox

Electrical mailbox

 

Patriotic mailboxes in reverse... (blue, white, and red)

Patriotic mailboxes in reverse… (blue, white, and red)

 

flutterby mailbox

flutterby mailbox

 

my oldest daughter went to KinderCare (different location)

my oldest daughter went to KinderCare (different location)

 

Grasshoppers?? or frogs??? not sure

Grasshoppers?? or frogs??? not sure

 

a rare cat statue

a rare cat statue

 

see March 8 blog for a different orientation & painting

see March 8 blog for a different orientation & painting

 

statue with flowers

statue with flowers

 

parking lot pedestal art

parking lot pedestal art

 

wheels

wheels

 

flowing fountain # 2

flowing fountain # 2

 

Eight antennas (or more?)

Eight antennas (or more?)

 

un-Covered Wagon

un-Covered Wagon

 

 

not sure what this is... gold miner??

not sure what this is… gold miner??

 

crazy brick house…

crazy brick

crazy brick

 

 

and finally… businesses in the area…

the former K-Mart

the former K-Mart

 

 

Planet Fitness

Planet Fitness

 

Dollar Tree

Dollar Tree

 

Tobacco King

Tobacco King

 

near hwy 66 & Main

near hwy 66 & Main

 

23rd & Main

23rd & Main

 

Summer of Shakes at Sonic (SSS)

Summer of Shakes at Sonic (SSS)

 

I always think this is somehow IBM related...

I always think this is somehow IBM related…

 

used to be KFC

used to be KFC

 

I love their deep dish pizza

I love their deep dish pizza

 

one of daughter Crystal's favorites...

one of daughter Crystal’s favorites…

 

Video games and Mexican food

Video games and Mexican food

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “July 27 — NW of 21st & Main (+ Willis Heights)

  1. So glad you took a picture of those amazing bricks. I live nearby and drive by them frequently.

    My husband and I have speculated that the house with all the antennas (antennae?) is inhabited by a person who is a ham radio operator.

    And yes, the area was recently chipsealed, which is what all that new looking asphalt was about.

    Cheers!

    • Thanks for the comments. My daughter actually put in a bid to buy the ‘crazy brick’ house, but didn’t get it. It looks like someone has moved in there now, though. I suspect you are right about the ‘antenna’ house.

  2. I think I saw you walking and taking pictures Saturday morning on Pratt Street. It was like seeing a Longmont celebrity. I should’ve stopped and asked for an autograph.

    I run through these neighborhoods (Main to McIntosh Lake, 66 to 17th). I love seeing the unique sites you capture. It’s a great perspective on our town. Keep up the great blog!

    • You’re right… I was walking the Southmoor Park neighborhood between Pratt and Bowen on Saturday morning (July 30). I’ll have the blog for that area up in a day or two.
      Thanks for the positive remarks (although it’s a pretty sad commentary if I’m a ‘Longmont celebrity’!!?! — perhaps on the celebrity ‘D-list’ with Kathy Griffin)

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