Not only was this lid replaced ninety degrees off..., the employee who repainted the curb was careful to not to paint the lid!
Fern Avenue. 4 tenths of a mile long.
Minnesota Avenue. North and South. East and West. Maybe a third of a mile all together.
My dictionary says an Avenue is “a wide street or main thoroughfare”.
More Swedish humor?
One last ponderable. I spotted these this morning. A replica of the male scrotal sack hanging from a trailer hitch of a pickup.
Brass, you s’pose?
Fort Bragg. Ya gotta love it.
I took this photo of X-45 last August.
Fort Bragg is very fortunate to have the Skunk Train, a railroad system left over from the logging days. Currently it is operated as a tourist attraction. They have Old X-45, a 1924 Baldwin 2-8-2 steam engine, a Diesel/Electric engine, a motor car and some rolling stock, Pullmans and open cars.
I love hearing the steam whistle. It is a real nostalgic event for me as I remember hearing steam powered trains when I was a kid in the 1940’s. I can tell when different engineers are operating the train just by the “English” they applied to the whistle lanyard.
This is the Future
Amost the complete ocean front of Fort Bragg, 465 acers, was occupied by the lumber mill.
The mill closed in November 2002. The remains are slowley being removed. Recent elections seated city commissioners who I hope will have a better vision for the property than what happened at the Glass Beach Development where expensive "second homes" face the ocean and "affordable housing" fill in the back.
Glass Beach DevelopmentI think it would be wonderful if Fort Bragg can keep the historic flavor of downtown and the Skunk Train and build on that theme along with parks, hiking and biking trails and beach access.
Fort Bragg has a great opportunity for a "second chance" few other towns ever get. It will be interesting to see if the City Planners and the Coastal Commission are up to it.
By the way, the Old Coast Hotel "neon" sign's" clock in my last blog is correct only twice a day!
It was dark and 34 degrees but not raining. I walked west two blocks to Franklin and turned north. I walked to the end of Franklin, turned around at Manzanita Street and headed south. Passing through the downtown portion of Franklin Street I noticed the neon sign at the Old Coast Hotel was on. I also noticed it was running twenty minutes slow.
I moved along at a quick pace because of the cold. Since it was early Sunday morning, no one was out and my walk became very invigorating and pleasant. I got inspired to continue all the way south to Noyo Harbor, around under the Highway One bridge, back up past the “Too Tall Motel” and home. Returning through the downtown section of Franklin Street it was light enough to photograph the store fronts. During my walk I think I discovered a good trivia question:
“What is the name of the only north and south street, in Fort Bragg, named after a tree?
All in all, one of my better walks. 4.8 miles