Friday, September 23, 2016

154: My home town

Just a couple of photos for you today - scenes from Houston.

If I did not live now on the periphery of Los Angeles, I would probably think that Houston's traffic was the worst that I have ever seen.  As it is, perhaps they are a toss-up, depending on time and location. One thing a bit unusual about the smallish streets that are here in the inner city areas is that parking is allowed on both sides of the street.  This results in cars having to weave around each other, and/or wait for cars coming in the opposite direction to thread the needle between the parked cars before going through. It's a bit freaky, particularly for me and Roger, as we have not driven in months!

Approaching car has to wait to come through the parked cars on Houston's narrow streets

In fact, about that driving - I met a girlfriend for breakfast today and was thrilled that I was still able to parallel park!  The crowds that flock to the latest trendy spot rival those of LA.  This was the scene about 11:30 (on a Friday, no less), waiting for tables at a breakfast place in the neighborhood.  Of course, it was 1.2 miles from the place where I am staying, so I drove.  Sigh. I think had I known it was that close, I might have tried to walk. Oh, well.

SRO waiting for a table and really - it was not THAT good!
Lastly, I don't think that there are a lot of cities where you could find a trailer parked in the residential grid like this one.
I had to go around the block a second time to take a photo of this! 


  1. The narrow streets do sound sketchy to navigate, especially for someone who has not driven in awhile and I thinknRedlands has some of the widest streets in the country! Good thing you're not on the bike.

    1. Can't tell you how many times I have thought, "thank goodness we did not bring the bike into town!"


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