Monday, January 23, 2012

It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Today looks like another beautiful day in Arizona!  Most of our days on Isla Mujeres in November/December were also beautiful, so we took lots of neighborhood walks.  Here are a few more snapshots from the colonias.

This corner tienda got a fresh coat of paint while we were on Isla!

Oscar's El Varadero was just a few blocks north on Medina.

Wonder what this unfinished building was supposed to be originally?  Apartments? Back in 2004, Craig took a little tour of the ruin. 

Where old golf carts go to die?

The neighborhood fruit stand.

Love the matching palm tree!

 A different angle on the La Gloria church.

Guards on duty.

The yellow gate.

Neighborhood tow.  I feel their pain since I have a silver one in the garage at home.

Gate at the end of our street.

I've heard there's a crazy dog behind this neighborhood gate!

Neighborhood snack bar.

Neighborhood clothesline.


Jana said...

I really love the yellow gate and the guard dogs. The pairing of turquoise and lime green are my favorites...and the dogs are awfully cute!

Linda said...

Love the new bright green of the tienda!


Ann said...

I love all the neighborhood photos!

krisla said...

Love all your pics...delightful.
I heard that the blue/yellow tall house was started by a guy who won the lottery...but, not enough $ to finish it.. :( -k

Life's a Beach! said...

Thanks everyone! Kris, that's the first explanation I've heard. Interesting!

Sue said...

I heard that the blue/yellow unfinished building was because the partners broke up. The rebar is shot, but it didn't flinch during Wilma. The only redeeming thing about it is that it is a landmark for

Looks like Loco wasn't home that day you went by. :-)

Life's a Beach! said...

Sue, it's a good thing it didn't flinch during Wilma! I figured Loco was probably out for a ride in the cart!