There’s a lovely little park in the nearby “Almost big city” that is really dynamite, and turning out to be quite the safety hazard. Lush green trees, a babbling brook, well tended city gardens it fits right in the center of the city, with Hi-ways, and busy streets encircling it. Tourist information would have us believe it is a beautiful and safe place to visit, [if you don’t mind returning to a smashed vehicle window, and missing purse that is].
This pretty little inner city park was shut down due to the possible threat of explosions yesterday. The Almost big city has a lot of street people, many of them transient, and yesterday one of them found a way to make a quick buck after he found a case of dynamite sitting by the railway tracks.
Seemed he decided to set himself up a small business selling the new found stock, and as soon as the Police got wind of it they cordoned off the park. The dynamite was a false call, only flares used by railway workers, but a guy’s got to make a buck where he can.
Then a few weeks ago the same pretty little park was terrorized by a speeding car that ran down the steep banking, across the tiny decorative bridge over the creek, and through some flower beds. Ending up on the other side of the park the driver and passenger then fled the vehicle…something about a drug deal gone wrong.
Ah life in the country, makes me almost miss the big city.
Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams