Archive for August, 2007


Thursday, August 9th, 2007

For those of you who have not traversed 163rd Avenue for a long time may be in for a little shock.

Some of us have remember when it used to be a dirt road, and the railroad crossing was just some dirt piled up with a layer of asphalt covering it.

Once it was paved we thought it was the best thing ever.  And that was as much “improvement” we wanted. 

This morning, while I was driving to work.  The street lights were on.  That’s right, 163rd Ave now has street lights, sidewalks, and gutters.  They do look a little odd, sidewalks next to the desert.  But I guess they are going to be adding a ton of stores and shops.  I am mixed if I think this is good or not.  It will be nice not having to drive 15 minutes to go to the store.  But I don’t think I will like all the extra traffic, noise, and lights.  Who moves out in the middle of the desert to have a Costco move in next door? 

I just hope they make it at least somewhat pleasant to the eyes.  The bridge they are building looks nice.  Yes, I said bridge.  There is some wharf like thing they are building too.  Oh, and a brick wall about 2 miles long down Grand Ave.  They have a sidewalk there too. 

It took me a little getting used to the new homes, but street lights are a little much.

Oh well, I guess its progress.  To someone.  They probably don’t live out there either.