November 15/16 — SW of RR & Boston

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….

FLOOD AREAS

path across the St. Vrain by the railroad

path across the St. Vrain by the railroad

 

bike path still closed off

bike path still closed off

 

washed away trash cart and other unidentified debris

washed away trash cart and other unidentified debris

 

sign down along Boston

sign down along Boston

wash-out behind Left Hand brewery # 1

wash-out behind Left Hand brewery # 1

 

wash-out behind Left Hand brewery # 2

wash-out behind Left Hand brewery # 2

 

wash-out behind Left Hand brewery # 3

wash-out behind Left Hand brewery # 3

 

Flood Assistance at St. Vrain Village

Flood Assistance at St. Vrain Village

 

wash-out behind Left Hand brewery # 4

wash-out behind Left Hand brewery # 4

 

wash-out behind Left Hand brewery # 5

wash-out behind Left Hand brewery # 5

 

replacing lamp posts at St. Vrain Village due to flood?

replacing lamp posts at St. Vrain Village due to flood?

 

wash-out by sidewalk near on Boston near railroad

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.

 

St.Vrain Village

St.Vrain Village

 

NW entrance to St. Vrain Village

NW entrance to St. Vrain Village

 

NW entrance to St. Vrain Village over bridge

NE entrance to St. Vrain Village over bridge

 

 

statuary

statuary

 

Marine bumper sticker

Marine bumper sticker

 

cryptic wall decoration

cryptic wall decoration

 

non-standard street signs... so maybe not within Longmont city limits

non-standard street signs… so maybe not within Longmont city limits

 

colorful frog

colorful frog

 

three sentinels

three sentinels

 

wooden mail box

wooden mail box

 

watering can

watering can

 

a disparate pair

a disparate pair

 

Thanksgiving coming up soon

Thanksgiving coming up soon

 

... and Halloween not quite forgotten

… and Halloween not quite forgotten

 

Don't Look!  Birds are Bathing!

Don’t Look! Birds are Bathing!

 

Care Bear Broncos

Care Bear Broncos

 

OK... if you must... but just a little peck on the cheek

OK… if you must… but just a little peck on the cheek

 

picking up the kids for school

picking up the kids for school

 

Greyhound rescue dogs

Greyhound rescue dog

 

Greyhound rescue

Greyhound rescue

 

I met the owner of the greyhounds.. she said she went to high school with Vance Brand!

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

Twin Peaks Charter Academy

 

Leadership Academy the morning of my walk

Leadership Academy the morning of my walk

 

TPCA from a distance

TPCA from a distance

 

OTHER SIGHTS FROM TODAY

you can see the height of flood from the debris on the fence

you can see the height of flood from the debris on the fence

 

elevated car body

elevated car body

 

Flea Market

Flea Market

 

Businesses north of Nelson

Businesses north of Nelson

 

Smiling Faces Pre-school

Smiling Faces Pre-school

 

Bekins

Bekins

 

Longmont Technology Park # 1

Longmont Technology Park # 1

 

Longmont Technology Park # 2

Longmont Technology Park # 2

 

Two... wait... no, Three images of the Longmont Streetwalker

Two… wait… no, Three images of the Longmont Streetwalker

 

Woodley's Furniture (high quality, from my experience!)

Woodley’s Furniture (high quality, from my experience!)

 

Landscaping supplies # 1

Landscaping supplies # 1

 

Landscaping supplies # 2

Landscaping supplies # 2

 

Bridge on Sunset is still out (I think the only street in city limits still closed due to flood?)

Bridge on Sunset is still out (I think the only street in city limits still closed due to flood?)

 

row of junk cars

row of junk cars

 

Train going by....

Train going by….

Left Hand Brewery # 1

Left Hand Brewery # 1

 

Left Hand Brewery # 2

Left Hand Brewery # 2

 

Left Hand Brewery # 3

Left Hand Brewery # 3

 

Left Hand Brewery # 4 (Goosinator)

Left Hand Brewery # 4 (Goosinator)

 

2nd floor entry only!

2nd floor entry only!

 

faded Boulder Bike Works sign

faded Boulder Bike Works sign

 

vats and containers

vats and containers

 

I hope they got a discount on this 1216 Bowen Circle sign!!?!

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

Boulder County Fairgrounds

 

 

Osprey nest over Cattail Pond

Osprey nest over Cattail Pond

 

Close-up of osprey nest

Close-up of osprey nest

 

Cattail Pond signage # 1

Cattail Pond signage # 1

 

Left Hand Brewery # 2

Cattail  Pond signage # 2

 

Left Hand Brewery # 3

 

BOULDER COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

Jack Murphy Arena (east side)

Jack Murphy Arena (east side)

 

Jack Murphy Arena (west side)

Jack Murphy Arena (west side)

 

RV parking at fairground

RV parking at fairground

 

Livestock pens

Livestock pens

 

Exhibit hall

Exhibit hall

 

peeking in at children's clothing sale at exhibit hall today

peeking in at children’s clothing sale at exhibit hall today

 

agricultural plot at fairgrounds

agricultural plot at fairgrounds

 

Clover Building (fairground management office)

Clover Building (fairground management office)

 

old farmhouse (?) at fairgrounds

old farmhouse (?) at fairgrounds

 

fairgrounds cookout pavilion

fairgrounds cookout pavilion

 

Fairgrounds vegetation # 1

Fairgrounds vegetation # 1

 

Fairgrounds vegetation # 2

Fairgrounds vegetation # 2

 

LONGMONT HUMANE SOCIETY

Longmont Humane Society

Longmont Humane Society

 

Longmont Humane Society close-up

Longmont Humane Society close-up

 

old dome integrated into new building

old dome integrated into new building

 

dog out front

dog out front

 

St. Francis?

St. Francis?

 

Pet cemetery # 1

Pet cemetery # 1

 

Pet cemetery # 2

Pet cemetery # 2

 

Pet cemetery # 3

Pet cemetery # 3

 

AND THE REST OF THE PHOTOS FOR TODAY…

Fairground electrical box artwork # 1

Fairground electrical box artwork # 1

 

Fairground electrical box artwork # 2

Fairground electrical box artwork # 2

 

Fairground electrical box artwork # 3

Fairground electrical box artwork # 3

 

Fairground electrical box artwork # 4  (with Happy Raccoon)

Fairground electrical box artwork # 4 (with Happy Raccoon)

 

Unhappy Raccoon... tried to cross Boston Avenue

Unhappy Raccoon… tried to cross Boston Avenue

 

Very short mailbox at Nixcavating (but on a mound, so height is ok)

Very short mailbox at Nixcavating (but on a mound, so height is ok)

 

Boston Businesses

Boston Businesses

 

Deer statue

Deer statue

 

Geese Art # 1

Geese Art # 1

 

Geese Art # 2

Geese Art # 2

 

Geese Art # 3

Geese Art # 3

 

Geese Art # 4

Geese Art # 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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