Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Visiting Arlington's Village Creek Indian Ghosts Before Biking Through A Forest Of Tires
Well, if you guessed Texas, that would be correct. The Dallas/Fort Worth zone, as a guess, would also be correct. Arlington would also be a correct guess.
But, I don't think anyone could guess the actual specific location of my handlebars because I am not actually certain where they are.
Except I know the handlebars are in the Texas town of Arlington. When I began rolling my wheels today I started from the western parking lot of the Village Creek Natural Historical Area, which the whole world knows is in Arlington, Texas.
I had not attired myself adequately to prevent the wind chill from chilling me once I began rolling my wheels at high speed. So, when I got to the area of the Village Creek Blue Bayou I opted to pedal south, over the big open grassy area which is sometimes used a soccer field. This leads to an area which is wooded on both sides of the trail, eventually coming to the scene you see below.
Above you are looking at only a fraction of the tires which have taken up residence at this location. Why do so many Texas city parks serve as refuges for used tires?
I pedaled on past the Forest of Tires, eventually coming to the big open field you see above, in the photo at the top. In that photo I had reached Division Street, turned my bike around to face north, to take the photo of the big open field.
Is this big open field and the Forest of Tires part of the Village Creek Natural Historical Area? I have no idea. I do know as I pedaled south I saw no sign telling me I was leaving the Natural Area and entering the Forest of Tires Area.
I also no longer felt the presence of the Village Creek Indian ghosts.....