Our goal on Wednesday evening was to return to Camelot. After an interesting wrong turn took us into new territory yet again, we recovered, reoriented, and redirected ourselves to an interesting development-in-progress called Camelot ("in the $500,000s"). The one story brick houses here are attractive and interesting, and most have their garages tucked around the back, creating urban-style alleys. So Susan likes the houses very much and, although they are not small, many are just two bedroom. Many lots are still available, but most of the houses already built have been sold. Building is apparently at a sensible standstill until buyers appear. Why does all of this make the blog uneasy? Could it be that the idea of building islands of development far from any services, retail, schools, or places of employment is just too 20th century for the blog's taste? For the record, the walk score of homes in Camelot is 5 out of 100. For comparison, Jon's walk score is 60, and Susan's is 23. Today's photo is our last look back at the blog's DC trip.
Jon and Susan are professors at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem. Jon is in the Department of Theatre and Dance. He has lived in Winston-Salem for 25+ years. Susan is in Biology, and has lived in Winston-Salem for 5+ years. Jon's neighborhood is Sherwood Forest; Susan's neighborhood is Ashley Forest. Maurice, who lives in the District of Columbia, serves as occasional capital correspondent.
"The reality is the reality."--Pedro Martinez
"It's only gonna get funner."--Roy "Doc" Halladay
"I believe in a relatively equal society, supported by institutions that limit extremes of wealth and poverty. I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I’m proud of it."--Paul Krugman
"Nobody is going to come out of this looking good."--Maggie Christman