Rincón, el mejor lugar para vivir. The best place to live!
Harvesting mandarin tangerines from our own trees!
This Saturday we had another nice day. The winter fruit is in season and we’ve been steadily cleaning out the cabana and moving over everything to the cabin where we are now living. We jammed with the band and then later that evening we went downtown to the Rincón plaza where there was a huge party going on! It was the mayor’s (alcalde) inauguration (re-election) party!
A huge party right on the street in front of the Alcaldía!
In addition to this huge street party it was our friends Naomi and Sage’s 3rd year anniversary since opening Rincón Beer Company (RBC). In the last three years RBC and the Art Walk (as well as a vibrant and growing Sunday Farmers Market) have synergistically worked together to revitalize the downtown area. Now there are over 4 bars and many restaurants in the downtown area that otherwise was dying a slow death. When RBC came on the scene in the plaza people thought they were crazy because there was virtually no night life downtown and now it is the hip, happening place to be! Way to go, guys!
Naomi and Sage at RBC’s 3rd Anniversary Party
It is pretty cool to see Rincón grow through the years and to be part of the carnival that never seems to stop.
Britton and I rode our bikes to the Greeley Ramseier Farm Park Ribbon Cutting this morning. This is a new park in our area on “C” Street in Greeley that is only about one block away (yes, we could have walked but Britton wanted to bike). The reason it is called a “Farm Park” is because the Ramseier Family, who are family friends, used to farm this whole area including our subdivision where our house is located. We often take walks or bike rides at night around this park, even before it was officially dedicated with the ribbon cutting.
Ramseier Farm Park Ribbon Cutting
While we were there we talked with a couple of the Greeley City Council members about our backyard hens. We thought it was quite fitting that we were able to talk with them at the “Farm Park” of all places. After our good coalition meeting on Thursday night and having decided on our goal and some of our strategies, I was fired up to approach our local civic leaders. At the ribbon cutting, the city council members seemed open to discussing the issue, and one council member was very friendly to us and I will definitely be voting for him for mayor: Ed Phillipsen. He has always been thoughtful, friendly, helpful and willing to listen. He is not the typical politician and seems to truly care about the marginalized populations of our community. Unfortunately he will be running against the local country club favorite.
We also found out at the ribbon cutting that the backyard hen issue might be discussed very soon at an upcoming city council work session. I’ll let you know when I know more.