Mesa is a pretty big place. Heck, when my family moved to Mesa the place where we live now (which isn't that far from the Olde Family Homestead), was pretty much all orange groves and two lane roads.It was where you went to get away from the big city of 30,000. Well this morning I had to do some driving to get to the eastern edge of Mesa, which according to the map I downloaded from the City of Mesa website is Meridian Road although I am beginning to wonder if I was misled by the map, as many of the businesses I photographed on my way back west identify themselves belonging to Apache Junction. So who knows? Maybe I strayed out of bounds today.In any case I drove to the edge and turned around to see what the rim of the place looks like and this is what I saw.
So I got back in Cooper and headed back west. It was obvious there was no way I could do the on foot thing here. No sidewalks, massive distances, and really, really wide intersections with really, really pedestrian oblivious drivers doing a steady ten miles an hour under the speed limit. So we just cruised along with the Buicks and Caravans and pulled over whenever something caught our eye and we had a reasonable chance of not being rear-ended in the process.