Saturday, December 24, 2005

Why We Love Alameda, Part 3

The weather on Christmas Eve was beautiful today, so we decided to go out for a bike ride and stroll down Alameda's Park Street. The city is doing a great job renovating the main shopping areas in town and getting people to open up new businesses. Everytime we go downtown, we notice new stores and restaurants.

The kids both love getting outside for some exercise and window shopping. When it came time to go back home, Punky had a meltdown because he didn't want leave. The Brewster Boys are going to love growing up in Alameda.

Everywhere we go in the city, we see kids riding their bikes and playing in local playgrounds. It's a Wonderful Life. Now if I can only open up the first Dunkin' Donuts shop in Alameda, everything would be perfect!


Russell rides in the neighborhood on his new bike with Punky and Jenny trailing behind in the Punkymobile Posted by Picasa


Punky prepares to step out of the Punkymobile after a Christmas Eve ride Posted by Picasa


Making a break for it, Punky scrurries down Alameda's Park Street leaving Russell and Jenny behind Posted by Picasa


Punky is cornered by yours truly in an Alameda storefront Posted by Picasa

2 Comments:

At 11:11 AM, Anonymous terry said...

Does Alameda have any visibly homeless or poor people? I'm guessing the number is something approaching zero.

 
At 11:55 PM, Blogger Da Man said...

Terry,

You are right. I have never seen a homeless person on the streets of Alameda. However, I have read in the local rag about some shelters where fewer than 100 homeless people are housed. I know for a fact that Alameda residents are very generous to the less fortunate with their time and money, but they are not willing to put up with the same crap that San Francisco and Oakland endures.

 

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