Today it's overcast and cold; a good day to stay inside and hunker down close to a heat source. Or, in my case, under a blanket on the couch.
But what a difference just a week ago! Last Sunday it was sunny and in the 60s; an absolutely gorgeous day that prompted hundreds to head to the costanera. With a grassy park area studded with trees along the lake, it's a popular spot for folks to enjoy the outdoors.
I mentioned on my P365 blog that while we were away on furlough last year, the city built a new road right along the lake front. The idea was to ease traffic congestion, but less than a month after opening, the road was closed after part of the sidewalk next to it slid right into the lake. No idea if it was poor planning or shoddy construction, but for whatever reason, the road is not fit for vehicular traffic.
Which means that it has become a popular pedestrian area, as well as a safe place for kids to ride their bikes, roller blades or even skate boards:
Now remember, the seasons are opposite here, which makes this like December for y'all. So, do you think you'd like to come hang out with us on the costanera?