Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Favorite Picture of the Week

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I don't think I've talked about this before but that tall wall is actually the sound wall for I95. Directly on the other side of that wall is the freeway. This walk way is called the Bonanza Trail, it's actually a hiking and biking trail and this part of it is mostly sidewalk and rocks. This is where I take Falcor for a walk and it's quite noisy because the freeway is just a few feet away. 

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That tan building ahead on the right is actually my apartment building. With this picture you can see how close we are to the sound wall and the freeway. It's a noisy neighborhood, especially if something happens right here on the freeway because we can hear it all. We've heard car accidents, backfires from cars, tires blowing out and police and ambulances racing down the freeway with their sirens on. I believe that sound wall is about 30-40 feet tall. It's quite large. It might keep some of the noise from us but not much. But I'm glad it's there with all the different car accidents we've heard on the other side of it. And this is a nice little place to walk to take the dog out. A lot of people walk their dogs here.

Falcor likes to walk over here in the rocks.

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  1. Maybe they should rename it to the sorta sound wall.

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  2. Haha, I am with Pat, they should really rename it into sound wall :D

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  3. We don't have a freeway near us, but a very active train track and then in the summer, there is a race track nearby and we can hear the cars racing and the announcer. I also laugh when we get out camping each year because the peace and quiet is hard to sleep through. LOL

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    1. Oh I bet. Quiet would be weird after all the noise.

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  4. That is one big wall

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  5. oh yes it must be noisy, that's true

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  6. I don't think I could get used to the noise of the freeway. We are just on a country road here but the jail and landfill are a couple of miles down so we get a good bit of traffic.

    That does look like a nice place to walk Falcor.

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    1. It was weird at first but it only really bothers me when we have nice weather and hear all the car noise at night because the window is open.

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  7. It's a tall wall at least so you don't have to see the traffic.

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  8. That does look like a nice little spot for dog walks despite the noise. I wish we had sidewalks in our town. I have to take my beast to the park for walks or risk getting run down by some inattentive fool.

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  9. Yep, those walls are big but not much use for keeping the noise away!

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    1. Yeah, at least we don't get hit by the flying cars when they crash.

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  10. I remember those sounds walls when I lived in PHX, we don’t really have them in Portland.

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    1. This is the only one I've ever seen.

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  11. Your dog is adorable!

    I've actually never heard of a sound wall, so this was very educational for me.

    Do You Dog-ear?

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    1. Thank you. Well, I'm glad to talk about something that some people didn't know about.

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  12. Goodness the wall is big isn't it.
    Falcor looks great ...

    All the best Jan

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    1. It's definitely a big wall.

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  13. Aww Falcor is so sweet! He looks like some kind of terrier cross?

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    1. Thanks. He's a Chihuahua/Jack Russell Terrier mix.

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  14. I always wondered about the sound walls and if they really did any good. But, yes, good to have the barrier at least from accidents or people on the run on that side at least.

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    1. The freeway has always been there it was just 2 lanes further over or away. Then they expanded the freeway and knocked down a building from our complex and built the wall so I really couldn't tell any difference in noise from then to after they put the wall in.

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  15. Oh wow yall are close to the freeway!

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  16. It's funny how tough dog paws are, they never seem to mind walking on pebbles or pavement

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    1. I noticed that too. I thought for sure it would bother him but it doesn't.

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  17. I'm rural so its train whistles for me

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    1. We don't even have a train here.

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