Views of the Neighborhood – Potpourri

Since there is not too much going on in Lakeway, I thought we would just cruise and see what turns up. We are catered by Valentina’s of Austin, and our entertainment is Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow.

Menu

Picture of an old time school bus

So let’s go.

Our first stop is near city hall and the chess player sculpture. Looks like they are putting in a path.

It winds past the Elk sculptures.

A piece of equipment for Dan.

A new pedestrian bridge over the creek.

A final look at the site.

You don’t often see pinwheels in bags of recyclables.

A desk in pieces. Maybe work at home time is over.

A broken pot inside its identical partner. Now, this is a sad scene.

Here’s a pot on its own. Looks like plant culture didn’t go well.

The old recliner with a cup holder. This serious leisure item on the street means the tough times are back.

Box springs and door combo means someone didn’t clean their room on time. (Parent quote, “If you don’t clean up this room, I’m throwing your door and bed in the trash.”)

Well, that’s the tour. I hope you liked a little bit of nothing. Now relax have some food and enjoy the music.

 

 

73 comments

  1. It’s amazing what you see at the garbage cans. Love love the tune! Thanks

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    1. Thank you, Darlene. 😁

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    1. Looks like it fell from up above. 😁

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  2. In your neighborhood, even when nothing is going on, something is going on!!

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    1. If nothing is going on, I have to invent something. Thanks, GP. 😁

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      1. I know very well your imagination!

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  3. Looks like everyone has been doing some spring cleaning. I liked your caption for the desk!πŸ˜‰

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    1. I’m glad you liked it, Jill. Hope all is good there. I didn’t get to sing Happy Saturday to you * to the tune of Handy Man by Jimmy Jones.

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      1. My mother loves that song…thank you, John. xo

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  4. I wonder what they’ll do with the path. The main walking paths in our area get done in blacktop. Trash day can be interesting. I think recycling is logical and important.

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    1. I wonder the same about the path. It looks like a project that has been in the works for a while but I can’t find any information about it. Recycling done right is a good thing. Thanks, Tim

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  5. Cruising around the neighborhood to see what people have put out for the trash sounds like good entertainment to me!

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    1. Always fun. I ride my bike for these excursions.

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  6. Spring is avoiding our area (it’s 29 degrees right now) but taking a walk in your neighborhood promises its arrival–someday. I like your new path and hope the landscapers keep it natural. I loved the Kid Rock/Sheryl Crow song, John, first time for me. 😊

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    1. Kid Rock is a Detroit native and I like all his music. This was a very good demonstration of his talent. Sheryl was good too.

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  7. There’s lots going on, John. We just need your and our imaginations to get busy. Thanks for the equipment, and the bridge. I’d love to see if the pot on top of the bin makes it into the truck. I remember hearing the quote about the door. I didn’t make it very far down the menu. I’ll have a sliced brisket sandwich & tangy slaw. I hope you have a great week ahead.

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    1. Thanks, Dan. I hope you have a super week as well.

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  8. β€˜One man’s junk, another man’s treasure’. Great video.

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    1. Thanks, Steve. Have a great week.

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  9. It’s always nice to see the bus again.
    The recliner besides the trash looks lovely. πŸ™‚
    It is always interesting to see what people through away. I can probably tell a lot about their lives.

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    1. That’s why I take photos of the trash. Always a story there.

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  10. There was a time when my sons would have brought the recliner to my house.

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  11. I’m surprised someone didn’t claim that recliner. Reminds me of the episode in Big Bang Theory where Penny brings in a discarded chair and Sheldon finds it full of critters! I would definitely like the sliced brisket sandwich. We’ve only been to Texas once – for a boogie-woogie concert, which rocked the house. But the meat dishes there were incredible.

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    1. Give a Texan some wood and meat and you have good eating. Thanks, Noelle.

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  12. I love they’re working on new paths.
    Garbage day reveals so much about our neighbours!
    Love this song.

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  13. If I’d made that cruise, two of those pots would be on my patio right now.

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  14. LOL at the “what if I don’t clean up my room” result. That is a threat I may have heard in a prior life…and it inspired me to be an organized, clean individual in my current life. πŸ˜€

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    1. I know of a mother that did just that. Removed the door. The kid was not happy.

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  15. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Spring cleaning time!

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  16. A thoughtful bit of nothing though, John, especially your speculation on the recycle stuff. The new walkway and pedestrian bridge will be nice improvements. I’m sure you will take us back for a walk when it is done. Loved everything on the menu! Thanks.

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    1. Yes, we will comeback to the bridge when it is finished. Have a great week, Jo.

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  17. no tornados at least…

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  18. Kinda harsh to throw out somebody’s bed, don’t you think? Although, if they slammed that door once too often, I can sort of see where it might land outside on trash day! Love that pedestrian bridge over the water — great tour, John!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. Looks like they were doing a little remodel.

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  19. This was fun, John. Your comment on the bed and door cracked me up.

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    1. Thanks Jennie.

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  20. This gives new meaning to “taking it to the streets”.

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    1. 🀣 Good one.

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      1. Now I have the Doobie Brothers on the brain.

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      2. Hard to shake. More coffee needed.

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      3. Yes please.

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  21. One man’s trash…I’d be snagging that big pot off the top of the trash can. I need one about that size. πŸ™‚ Maybe I need to drive around the neighborhood. Fun day, John!

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    1. Good idea, Jan. 😁

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  22. I’ll have to try that threat with my kids.

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    1. A friend in high school’s mom nailed all his clothes to the floor. What a shock.

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      1. That would ruin my floor.

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      2. She didn’t care. Tired of asking that they get picked up.

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  23. Hi John, you certainly won’t see stuff like that on the street here. The beggars trawl through the dustbins looking for stuff to try to sell. They also take recyclable plastic away as they get paid a small fee for it by government.

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    1. Sounds like a sustainable system. 😁

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  24. Looks like some spring cleaning is going on in your neighborhood, John. We did a good bit a couple months ago. That will be a nice pathway through the park.

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    1. We’ll see how it turns out. Thanks, Teri.

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  25. There’s nothing like spring cleaning, John, and love the song! A fun tour!

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. I’m glad

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  26. Spring cleaning is in full swing around your neighborhood. Even the park is in on it making Spring improvements! Thanks for the tour, John.

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    1. Never looked at it like that but you are right.

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  27. Curious stroll, dear John! The door & the bed are the top! I think they mean the end of lockdown times. 😁🍻🍀🍀🍀

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    1. Could well be. Curious though. Thanks, Maria.

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  28. A lot from a little! I will have that smoked chicken taco.

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    1. Coming up. 😊

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  29. You never know what you will see.

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    1. So true. Especially around here.

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  30. Haha. You saved the funniest for last. Yes, if you stop to think about the trash on the side of the road, all sorts of scenarios come to mind. LOL.
    I enjoyed seeing the work going on at the park. Enjoy the rest of the week, John. Big hugs.

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    1. Thank you. Enjoy yours as well. Hugs back.

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