Lot's of folks seem to think there's nothing to do out
here in the desert. Well, if what they want to do is go shopping at a local
mall, they're right. It's different out here. But folks who like to explore a
bit are constantly rewarded with new sights. Just getting off the highway in
Joshua Tree and onto a residential street that I hadn't driven lately gave me a
thrill today as I discovered
The Mail Boxes of Alta
Did I just not notice them, or were they not here when
we drove this street during last year's flood? Who made them? Why are there are
so many on one street? I'll try to find out, but in the meantime, here are some
of my favorites:
that the owner of this church may be the instigator of the mail box project, as
there are also clever bird houses in the yard.
Several mailboxes look
like houses, some resembling the houses they serve.
This looks like a house one wants to stay out of:
I can't help but wonder whether a
teacher lives here:
course transportation is needed to get kids to the schools:
prefer a different form of transportation,
like this '57
a covered wagon, whose destination
might have been
a log cabin.
Our own mailbox is
just black with half the address falling off, but if we had a custom box it
would look something like this:
My thanks go to
whoever gave this street such a great personality.