North of Pike Road, west of Sunset, south of Nelson, east of Hover. Total for today : 20,310 steps (est.) and 3:52 time.
There is something about today’s walk which is stands out as unique from my other 60-some Longmont walks this year. See if you can guess what it is… I’ll give the answer at the end of today’s blog.
STATUES FROM PRATT PROPERTIES
Although I’ve seen a number of these statues before, I never realized that the animal statues were such an iconic part of the Pratt properties insignia…
TWIN PEAKS MALL
At the time, I didn’t really appreciate the impact Ken Pratt had on Longmont development (in the mid 1980′s, but in walking this area, I can see that he really did have a big impact on Longmont development. The Pratt areas seem to be a well-developed commercial area. I didn’t know that a small cemetery area had been reserved for the Pratt family (west of Sunset, immediately west of the Burlington cemetery). It has the burial site of Ken Pratt himself, as well as perhaps 20 family members. A rather unique feature is that a lot of the gravestones have an engraved signature in the handwriting of the person buried there.
TWIN PEAKS MALL AREA
I’m not sure if I agree, but the Twin Peaks Mall area, which was started around 1984, not long after we moved here, is now designated as a blighted area…. So I thought I should take a few photographs of it… considering it may all be torn down / renovated in the next year or so…
FLOWER BIN Flower Bin is a long-time Longmont asset…
Oskar Blues Brewery started out in Lyons, but now has a pretty big presence in Longmont as well. I think I recently read that it’s also branching out to another location, in think in Lafayette (or maybe Louisville)
THE REST OF THE PICTURES FOR THE DAY (plus, at the end, the answer to what is unique about this area as compared to every other neighborhood I’ve walked this year… in case you have figured it out yet)
and that’s it for today.
If you made it this far…
did you figure out what is somewhat surprisingly unique (at least to me), of this walking area, as opposed to the other 70-odd areas I’m walking this year?
ANSWER: This is the only area I’ve walked this year that has no residential area! As far as I can tell, there is not a single ‘private’ living area in this neighborhood. The Vance Brand Airport area came close to fitting this description as well, but it had a couple of farmhouses on it, which I’m pretty sure were still occupied.