North of Plateau Rd., west of Hwy 287 (Main St.), south of Pike Rd., east of (? I guess this is the best way to describe it) Amethyst Dr.
Total for today : 20,500 steps and 4:14 time.
The main area covered today is the Prospect neighborhood. I also then rode my bike down to the Gaynor Lake neighborhood (which is not in the Longmont city limits, but is close by). This is the first time (and maybe only time) this year that I’ve ridden my bike between two different parts of my walk. I also thought about walking the Majestic Road and Crestview Drive streets south of Oxford Road, but decided those were far enough out of the city limits to merit occlusion.
The Prospect neighborhood is the most architecturally diverse neighborhood of Longmont. It also happens to have my absolute favorite street names… somewhat like normal streets names on acid. They have a couple of positive virtue street names… Tenacity Drive and Confidence Drive. Next they slip into slightly weaker character traits… Incorrigible Circle, Half Measures Drive, and Tempted Ways Drive. Then they go completely off the deep end with Ionosphere Street, Neon Forest Circle, and 100 Year Party Court!
The neighborhood is unique in many ways. As mentioned above, it blends many building styles side-by-side. Some look European, some look industrial, there’s a country farm feel to some, and traditional modern look to others. The streets curve around a lot, and a street may turn into an alley further on down the road. It integrates the business and residential communities, giving a homey neighborhood feeling to the area.
I guess it’s time to admit that I haven’t gotten many ‘propositions’ yet this year as the Longmont Streetwalker. In fact, it’s been a complete failure as a money-making venture. But on today’s walk, for a moment I thought maybe I had my first offer. A utility truck driver stopped by me and said “I’m looking for a street called ‘Tempted Ways’”. In any other neighborhood, I might have interpreted this as a subtle invitation. But alas, in Prospect, I just pointed and told him it was a block to the south.
I’ll put my ‘normal’ Prospect pictures first, then a small section of Gaynor Lake pictures. I’ll finish up with a bunch of Halloween decoration pictures to finish up today’s post.
This license plate made me think of ‘Ode to Billie Joe’ by Bobbie Gentry, and the something being thrown off the Tallahatchie Bridge. Interestingly, the bridge collapsed in June, 1972.
Ode to Billie Joe by Bobbie Gentry youtube
Bobbie Gentry wiki
OTHER PROSPECT SIGHTS
GAYNOR LAKE NEIGHBORHOOD …. and along 287 going there
along Oxford Road
I’ve never been inside here before, but it looks interesting…
Dougherty Museum web site
The Indian Peaks Wilderness area just west of Ward is one of our families favorite hikes. We’ve been to the top of Mt. Audubon, and Lake Isabelle is a beautiful relatively short hike. Indian Peaks scenery has been compared to some of the views in the Switzerland Alps.
I like all the ghoulish halloween decorations… so the rest of the pictures are going to be a bunch of those from the Prospect neighborhood. So if you like that kind of stuff, take a look. If that’s not your cup of tea, then you can skip the rest of this….
Is that “Dearly Beloved… Rest in Peace” Lizzie Borden?
Lizzie Borden took an axe. And gave her mother forty whacks.
When she saw what she had done. She gave her father forty-one.
Watch w(h)ere you step!!