Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Sixth Street ............. DONE!!!!!

.....and we're off.......

In our quest to WALK EVERY STREET IN YUCAIPA, today we were able to cover Sixth Street - from Yucaipa Blvd. to Wildwood Canyon Road and all the streets in between.  The stretch of Sixth Street from the blvd. to Avenue E is just a straight shot.  Past Oak View High School but o side streets at all, except for the planned community off Lily Road, but we can't get in there because they have a gate (we'll try from the 7th Street side to see if we can get in, so we can cover those streets too).

Once we crossed over Avenue E, there were several small cul-de-sac streets (Eureka, Northview and Yucaipa Creek) and then we had to mobile home parks to cover.  The streets were nice and quiet and the mobile home parks were older and clean.  Overall, this is a nice walk, but if you go all the way to Wildwood Canyon (like we did), you have to be very careful walking the curve.  It's a blind curve and the cars are expecting pedestrians and they drive a little fast (in my opinion).

We ended our walk by going down Nebraska to Colorado and covered a nice 4.02 mile stretch of our city.  Tomorrow will be moving on down to 7th Street.  We hope to finish this part of town (down to Oak Glen Road) within the next 5 days, before we jump over to the south side of the wash.

Jill Caballero and I want to thank everyone that has been following our journey.  We have had over 6800 views of this blog so far........

Starting off from Taco Bell.

Lily Street - A gated community!

Oak View High School
Home of the Phoenix!!

More from Oak View High School...

Walking Sixth Street....
Heading South!

More along our route....

Northview Drive.
It may be dirt, but it's a street!!!

Beautiful views......

Yucaipa Village
An older established 55+ park.
Lots of small dogs yapping at us along our walk.

More views along our walk.

Lots of cactus in mobile home parks.
These had cool flowers on them.

Valley View 55+ Mobile Home Park.
A huge, multi-level park with great views.

A beautiful Yucaipa sunset!!

The blind curves on 6th and Wildwood.

More views of our sunset.

Sixth Street......DONE!!

Monday, January 25, 2016

The Walking Club........

Today we grew from two to FIVE and someone along our route asked if we were a Walking Club.... haha!!!  Love getting healthy, walking the streets of Yucaipa, seeing new sights and meeting new people.  Today we started our route on Avenue E and Fifth Street and traveled down Fifth Street to Wildwood Canyon.  We walked Fairview Drive, Hidden Cove, Via Buena, Via Barcelona and Viewpoint Court and ended with a great 4.29 mile walk.

Wanna join us tomorrow, we will be walking Sixth Street from Yucaipa Blvd. all the way to Wildwood Canyon (and all the side streets and mobile home park along the way).  Meet us at Taco Bell at 4:15pm for a nice 4 mile walk!!!

The Walking Club......

No sidewalks = Walking Single File 

The cutest basset hound!!!

Sunset over Yucaipa

Fairview Drive & Fifth Street

Can't ever get enough of our views

Lots of traffic on 5th Street.

More community views along our walk.

Only one mobile home park along this route.
Wishing Well Mobile Home Park.

Barbara's son Joseph Costello
Thank you for your service!!!

Beautiful views....

Another great view of our snow capped mountains.

.....and we're done!!
For today :-)

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Should it be called Second Street or Mobile Home Lane???

WOW.....  Today's walk was.......  EYE OPENING!!!  As we continue to WALK EVERY STREET IN YUCAIPA, we started off at 1st Street and Avenue E and we ended at 2nd Street and Wildwood Canyon Road.  If you put those two points in your navigation, you'll see Point A to Point B is only .87 of a mile and would take an average person less than 15 minutes.

How then could we have possibly covered 7.88 miles and it take us a hair over 2 hours?!?  How you ask (ok.... so maybe you didn't ask - but I'm gonna tell you)!!  How is because within this measly .87 mile route are EIGHT (yes you heard me correctly) EIGHT mobile home parks (and remember - we walk them all)!!!    If you've ever had to go to the Yucaipa Valley Water Department, you've driven this route.  I bet you didn't realize just how many mobile home parks and how many people reside on this stretch of road.

I think what amazes me most about these walks, is seeing the differences in how people live - their accommodations , lifestyle and what not.  Some of our mobile home parks are merely one step away from homelessness for some people - and it's heartbreaking.  But then, right across the street, can be a beautiful, well-maintained mobile home park.  Both may be older parks, but one definitely surpasses the other.  Having never lived in a mobile home, I may be totally wrong, but I would think the property manager should be responsible for keeping some of these mobile home parks up. (Sorry for the little soap box speech - it's just really sad to see the state of some of these parks)!!

Hope you enjoy the pictures from today!!  Tomorrow is our "day of rest" (thank you Lord for ordering me to have this day :-)) and then Monday, with only 7 walks left to cover 5th Street down to 10th Street - we will be starting on Avenue E and Fifth and heading to Wildwood Canyon Road.  As always, feel free to join us!!

Head down Avenue E.

Avalon Mobile Home Park
Mobile Home Park #1
More from Avalon.....

SUNRISE!!!  Looks like possible rain!

Heading down Avenue E.

Hidden Village
Mobile Home Park #2

Grandview East (is there a west?)
Mobile Home Park #3
Cute Cat in Grandview East....
More from Grandview East.
Nice play area for the kids!

Caravan Mobile Home Park
Mobile Homem Park #4
More from Caravan......

Nice view of Caravan.....

Grandview West (East is Family - West is 55+)
Mobile Home Park #5

Just a thought.....
But if the City puts a street sign....

Don't you think the City should maintain the road!!!!
Another little cul-de-sac - Much better roads!!

Yucaipa Valley Water District

Knollwood Mobile Home Park
Mobile Home Park #6
More from Knollwood.....

Monte Vista Mobile Home Park
Mobile Home Park #7

Bel Aire Mobile Estates
Mobile Home Park #8
More in Bel Aire....
Loved the cactus garden!!

7.88 miles later - WE MADE IT!!!