Friends and Kitties!!
Look what Scott bought for us this week:
A green park bench!
It matches the red one in the back.
The one I like to hang out on and do weird stuff.
In classy outfits.
The Green Bench arrived just in time for us to sit on it and watch the blader scrape the ground flat across the street from us where the new park/trail head is going to be.
I am so psyched about "our" park! When we moved into our house ten years ago there were County park plans, but they were kaboshed due to an upcoming power line project. Fortunately the City of Henderson kept the project on the back burner and when it received grants for civic improvements this one was on the list. Even better, the location was moved further west (onto City property) so it's right next to us instead of a hundred yards away in the desert.
This is the view from the top of our street.
The park will run from the street up to the power lines on the right, and down to the orange Porta-Potty in the distance.
The black peak in the background is Lava Butte, and over to the left is the Rainbow Gardens, so named because of the brightly colored rocks there. Lava Butte is the final remains of a volcano; Las Vegas was at one time very seismically active. I love volcanoes and it thrills me to no end to know that I live by one, albeit an old remnant. Every time I see it it makes me smile.
Here's a shot looking up the road from the Porta-Potty.
There's going to be a regular and an equestrian parking lot, (Free manure for the garden!), a paved walking path, seating and the actual trail will go to the Las Vegas Wash, two miles away, and hook up into the trail system that goes all over the valley.
Did I mention I'm excited?
In other news, Scott's been busy this week, there's been all kinds of good things happening around here. I wrote about it in detail over on my personal blog if you're interested--it's a topic I didn't want to write about here.
So, that's about it for me this week, I'm digging my new work station, my back is better, Felix is pooping, my taxes are done.
Life is good.
XX Trish XX