The sun rose this morning at about 6:30am...it's going to be a beautiful day, warm but breezy.
I took a walk over to the neighborhood that is closest to mine, the Escalante subdivision. First utilized only about fifteen years ago (when 1.5 miles south of town was seen as "da bush"), it was acquired from a private family, the Escalantes. Apparently, it was then secretly offered out only to the town council's close friends and families.
For more information on that, how many of the areas in town were first built and how politics played such a huge part of it all, check out this really interesting article by Mr. Angel Nunez titled: Once A Very Small Town.
At the time, the town council had supposedly set aside six lots for basketball courts, parks and other public sporting facilities. As far as I can see, none of that was ever done. I guess administrations change and so do the plans.
Anyway...Escalante now is one of the prettiest and more organized "suburban" areas in San Pedro. Large, colorful and well built homes, manicured lawns, clean streets, mature plants and trees...you almost get the feeling the you could be in California. Well...if houses in California were on stilts...
Click here to read the rest of the article and see more photos on San Pedro Scoop