Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Skunk Train in miniature.

 I stopped by the former carpenter shop behind the Skunk Train Depot to see how the miniature layout is progressing.  Slow but steady seems to be the course. 

 Some areas of the layout are coming along nicely.

 A lot of work but hey!

It is going to be really special when done.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

What's going on?

I see Fort Bragg Glass has a face lift and redo of the interior.  It is hard to tell how big that new front door is in this photo but stop by and check it out,  It is massive!!

The house just south of MCTV (footlighters) is being restored after it's close call with fire.

 The town is enduring street resurfacing once again but it will be nice when it is completed.  Above is Harold Street looking south from the Laurel Street intersection.

And this is looking west down Pine from Harold.
Quite a few streets around town are getting this treatment.  Stripping will be next but when it is all done we will be happy again!

 Major work is happening at Otis Johnson Park.  This is looking at that "always wet and muddy" section of trail going down from the Laurel Street entrance.  The "seep" has been redirected and a retaining wall installed.

 Down at the bottom there is a new bridge being installed over the small stream.

A second bridge is being constructed over the larger stream in the northern part of the park.  There was an earlier bridge, near this area, it has been gone for years.

Otis Johnson Park is a nice cluster of second growth redwood with in walking distance of down town.
Quite amazing.  Check it out!

The whole town is very sad about the recent killing of our friend Jere Melo.
Here is the most recent information.

Friday, August 26, 2011

I'm back!

Enough bicycle madness.

I'm back and I am planning on getting this blog back on track.
"Ronnie's 70th Adventure" took a big chunk out of this blog but even before that I had become side tracked by walking with a friend.  My friend likes to walk a fixed route, three miles, at a fixed time, 6:00 AM.  It is nice to have a friend to walk with but 6:00 AM is dark most of the year and doing the same route day after day cut way back on my observations about town.  So, now I'm back on my own, wandering around and seeing what's going on in our wee seaside town.

Here is one of the first things I noticed.
See it?

I don't either!  In the foreground is where the original "funky" restrooms were located at Bainbridge Park!  In the distance is the new restroom facility.  That's Wiggly Giggly playground behind the trees.

And here is an interesting fix for graffitti.

The back loading door to Racine's Art supplies was tagged a while ago so they hired a professional to "tag it".  Much more interesting.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Whoot Whoot

Remember the plane my son Jeff spent four years building and I helped paint last summer.  Here it is!
I'm on vacation in the north Seattle area so he picked me up at the Arlington Airport.
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Sweet!  Very Sweet!