North of highway 119 (Diagonal) and Nelson, west of Railroad, south of Boston, east of Hover.
I made a little error in printing my map for today, so only did the part east of Sunset today (11/15/13). Then came back the next day (11/16/13) to do the part west of Sunset… which was mostly the Boulder County Fairgrounds area.
Total for today (and part of 11/16/13) : 18,150 steps (est.) and 3:23 time.
This area does have the St. Vrain running through it, and so did have various flood damage from which they are recovering….
path across the St. Vrain by the railroad
bike path still closed off
washed away trash cart and other unidentified debris
sign down along Boston
wash-out behind Left Hand brewery # 1
wash-out behind Left Hand brewery # 2
wash-out behind Left Hand brewery # 3
Flood Assistance at St. Vrain Village
wash-out behind Left Hand brewery # 4
wash-out behind Left Hand brewery # 5
replacing lamp posts at St. Vrain Village due to flood?
wash-out by sidewalk near on Boston near railroad
ST. VRAIN VILLAGE
This trailer park had some damage due to the flood, but not as much as I would have suspected considering it’s immediately south of the St. Vrain.
NW entrance to St. Vrain Village
NE entrance to St. Vrain Village over bridge
Marine bumper sticker
cryptic wall decoration
non-standard street signs… so maybe not within Longmont city limits
wooden mail box
a disparate pair
Thanksgiving coming up soon
… and Halloween not quite forgotten
Don’t Look! Birds are Bathing!
Care Bear Broncos
OK… if you must… but just a little peck on the cheek
picking up the kids for school
Greyhound rescue dog
I met the owner of the greyhounds.. she said she went to high school with Vance Brand!
TWIN PEAKS CHARTER ACADEMY
My two youngest kids went to TPCA when it was back at the old Longmont High School building at 9th and Main. It was a very good educational experience for them… and it appears things have really expanded since then, with their new building on south Sunset. And now it goes through High School.
Twin Peaks Charter Academy
Leadership Academy the morning of my walk
TPCA from a distance
OTHER SIGHTS FROM TODAY
you can see the height of flood from the debris on the fence
elevated car body
Businesses north of Nelson
Smiling Faces Pre-school
Longmont Technology Park # 1
Longmont Technology Park # 2
Two… wait… no, Three images of the Longmont Streetwalker
Woodley’s Furniture (high quality, from my experience!)
Landscaping supplies # 1
Landscaping supplies # 2
Bridge on Sunset is still out (I think the only street in city limits still closed due to flood?)
row of junk cars
Train going by….
Left Hand Brewery # 1
Left Hand Brewery # 2
Left Hand Brewery # 3
Left Hand Brewery # 4 (Goosinator)
2nd floor entry only!
faded Boulder Bike Works sign
vats and containers
I hope they got a discount on this 1216 Bowen Circle sign!!?!
NOW…. as explained above, I only printed off part of the map for this area. So the rest of this blog is from the first part of my walk on November 16, which finished the west part of what I MEANT to walk on November 15. This is mostly the Boulder County Fairgrounds (including a Cattail Pond I didn’t know about), along with the Longmont Humane Society and some businesses.
CATTAIL POND (west of Jack Murphy Arena on Boulder County Fairgrounds)
Boulder County Fairgrounds
Osprey nest over Cattail Pond
Close-up of osprey nest
Cattail Pond signage # 1
Cattail Pond signage # 2
BOULDER COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
Jack Murphy Arena (east side)
Jack Murphy Arena (west side)
RV parking at fairground
peeking in at children’s clothing sale at exhibit hall today
agricultural plot at fairgrounds
Clover Building (fairground management office)
old farmhouse (?) at fairgrounds
fairgrounds cookout pavilion
Fairgrounds vegetation # 1
Fairgrounds vegetation # 2
LONGMONT HUMANE SOCIETY
Longmont Humane Society
Longmont Humane Society close-up
old dome integrated into new building
dog out front
Pet cemetery # 1
Pet cemetery # 2
Pet cemetery # 3
AND THE REST OF THE PHOTOS FOR TODAY…
Fairground electrical box artwork # 1
Fairground electrical box artwork # 2
Fairground electrical box artwork # 3
Fairground electrical box artwork # 4 (with Happy Raccoon)
Unhappy Raccoon… tried to cross Boston Avenue
Very short mailbox at Nixcavating (but on a mound, so height is ok)
Geese Art # 1
Geese Art # 2
Geese Art # 3
Geese Art # 4