w Toto, I don't think we're in Orange County anymore..., The Brighter Writer, 20120525


The Brighter Writer





FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2012

Toto, I don't think we're in Orange County anymore...



Orange County, very generally speaking, is houses and apartments piled on top of each other and every main street goes Starbucks, Tilly's, Starbucks, Bagel Shop, Starbucks, Surf Shop, Starbucks, Tattoo Parlor, Starbucks, Nail Salon, Starbucks, Bar.

It is very clear to me that I'm no longer in Orange County.

I'm not knocking the 949, I lived there for 11 years so I clearly found parts of it that I'm totally in love with, I'm just saying that it's a very different pace than where I am currently residing.

I walked around Old Town a few days ago and found some of the most obvious differences were just in the aesthetics of the actual city itself. Not even speaking with one single local, I could just tell by the ambiance, I was out of my element. Like the very random statues and sculptures placed around the sidewalks.



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There are public pianos on street corners for anyone to play. Not just one or two. There are many.



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Hippies play their drums at random.



Fort Collins, Colorado www.thebrighterwriter.blogspot.com There are moccasin stores. And there are people shopping inside of them.



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Leprechauns have their own separate entrances.



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The people of Fort Collins love their dogs. And they aren't afraid to show it.



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There are still just as many coffee shops, but the majority of them are locally owned.



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Any transportation that doesn't involve gas is welcomed so much that there are giant bike/skateboard lanes and dismount sections on every street.



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But the people who do drive, drive these silly plug-in cars



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Or The Handle Bar ("MyHandleBar is a giant 16-passenger bar bicycle with several pedaling seats and is an awesome eco-friendly way to cruise around Fort Collins with friends or crawl from pub to pub. MyHandleBar is the ideal local Colorado party rental when you're looking to have fun in the sun, burn some calories and bond with friends." - www.myhandlebar.com)



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