I'm not a city person, but I am trying to expand my horizons, (in my last posting I sounded like a low rent food critic) so... after spending some time this summer in the old downtown of Flagstaff Arizona (and enjoying it) I thought I'd walk thru down town Eugene & see what I thought!
I followed the signs "Downtown" they had on the freeway. Was this "the" downtown I was looking for? No idea really...
I parked ($1/hr Mon-Sat till 7pm), paid my dollar and went walking.
The place did not grab me like Flagstaff did, it reminded me a lot of Olympia Washington.
|street people hanging out in the park|
There were a lot of places to eat, places to buy used clothing, places to get a tattoo.
|I did wonder about the shop's name...|
|The cages are along the wall to the right in this picture|
I saw no book stores, no outdoor/bike shops, no gun shops and no Laundromats. I did find the government (if you've ever wondered).
|with an additional sign explaining how it works|
I found zombie preparations
50 minutes after I arrived I got back in my van & drove back to my daughters place. She lived in a an apartment, in an area full of apartments but an area with walking paths and ponds with fountains and a creek or two. Very nice.
Tomorrow we'll go into Portland, she's never been to Powell's City Of Books.