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A simple Walk – Lots of Sights.

2009/09/12

The Visual Uniqueness - Seen through the Lens

A walk today initially, with my sister, only to travel from here to Toys R Us for my niece and nephew, after a stopover at Target as we checked up on our little brother, who works there now. You would think it would be like any other walk, as many as we have walked before but for some reason today, this day was very different.

Initially it seemed like any other on the way up at least, we saw all the same sights we always see as the shopping centers and malls are right here and we have walked to them many times, as it has the dual benefit of getting some exercise and breathing some fresh air. Not to mention every bit of human power used means one last vehicle is on the road when a person walks that is a good first step, in a different direction. The sights never really change, but today for some reason there was considerable change, differences not seen previously.

What was Seen At The Mall - Hummer Military Spec.

Hummer - Mil Spec Version

To start as we were leaving the main mall, and stepped outside onto the sidewalk we have been on before, the first thing that was noticed was a total of three Police Vehicles, two cars and one truck, all parked on the side of the road as we headed towards Rite Aid at the end of the shopping center. As we neared that area another sight not seen on a regular day taking a regular walk, there was a total of about nine military vehicles, official hummers not the versions that are being sold to the basic consumer but true HMMWVs, with trailers and fully uniformed officers throughout some male and another female. I did not notice, until they were leaving that one of them was actually towing another Hummer on the back.

Secondly we also saw a heavy fire engine, maybe not so different then any other day. The different this was a heavy engine, something that is more specific to heavier duty fire issues, and it was cruising through the parking lot, making it quite interesting to see this massive engine pass through, a shopping center that has not usually seen alot of  activity like that fortunately for the Citizens of Salinas, and the surrounding Monterey County. So in a sense it also brought to light all the work that has been done in these last months with the fires in Santa Cruz County and Los Angeles County where two of their fellow firefighters were killed, which is also why throughout town flags have been flown at half mast at the surrounding stations.

To say the very least maybe it was not that spectacular but in my eyes it was a day of activity of sights not often seen in that walk day by day, so certainly it was a unique Saturday, what more excitement will be found on Sunday? For that matter how was your Saturday?

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