I have always loved writing, and now that I am retired I thought I would be able to find time to write, but it seems that I still manage to fill my days with activities. I have however found that while I travel, I enjoy writing about some of the interesting things we do. I hope you enjoy reading of our adventures as much as I like writing about them.
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Outside the Fence
A nice sturdy wall
The house we are renting is located within
a “Gated Community”, so although there is no armed guard at the entrance, it is
completely fenced and is a nice safe, secure community. It seems to me that
everyone feels comfortable here, and folks are out walking at all hours, and
everyone gives you a wave and a friendly greeting.
However, as we sit out in the lanai sipping
a cool beverage, we look across the street and can see behind the houses there
to dwellings outside the fence. I could not help wonder what was behind the
fence. The dogs should have given me a clue . . . . There are lots of dogs here
in the park, but there must be some by-law limiting their size, because they
are all friendly little things, while I can hear dogs occasionally from outside
the fence and they all sounded a lot bigger.
The Common Theme outside the Fence
Today with nothing serious planned, I set
out to actually see what was outside the fence. I walked out to the entrance,
exited at the gate and went along the front wall/fence to the road running down
alongside the park. The road started out paved, but quickly regressed into a
dirt track. There was a strange mix of houses, mobile homes and deserted
properties. The common theme was “NO TRESPASSING” and “BEWARE OF THE DOG”. On
my walk, I met a few of those “outside the fence” dogs behind sturdy fences or
chained out front, and they all made a point of reinforcing the “No
Trespassing” signs on their fences.
My curiosity satisfied, I now know what is
outside the fence, and I am happy to sit in the lanai with my beverage and wave
to the other residents going by in their golf carts, and pat their friendly
little dogs when I walk around the park.