Tuesday, July 29, 2008
I thought after two weeks away in Kentucky I would return home and... well, I didn't expect everything to be back to normal, but at least better. I was a bit depressed as we exited off the freeway onto 1st street and traveled up O Ave. It still smelled horrible and I was surprised how much garbage was still everywhere. Our new church is in a different direction and it is so much more pleasant of a drive to church. I guess the most disturbing businesses are the library (the thought of 230,000 books destroyed makes me sad) and the A&W on Ellis. We never even really went there much, but growing up we used to go to this B&K for spanish dogs occasionally. This A&W reminded me of that and they had spanish dog day on Tuesdays. I'm also anxiously awaiting the reopening of the downtown YMCA. The Stoney Point branch is not the same. It's nice to see boating ramps and businesses reopen. I know the city is doing what they can, but it will take time...
Posted by alicia at 3:20 PM