February 9, 2017, Santee- Last night, whilst my son was engaged in a “guild event’, related to a video gaming network to which he belongs, I took a short walk downstreet from the hotel.
Spotting a fenced-off area, which resembled a random back-to-nature scene, I crossed the street and walked around to a place where a few people had parked, and noticed them walking their dogs, on the lot.
It turns out to be an abandoned property, with boulders strewn about and a few remnants of buildings. The locals are using it as something of a dog park and exercise yard. If I were in Santee, for any appreciable length of time, I would certainly make regular use of it, as well.
The immediate impression I got, though, is that here is an example of what may become commonplace, if we lessen civic pride, even more than we already have. The city of Santee is, in general, a well-kept place, so this is no judgment on it. My larger point is that Nature is quick to move in on what Man leaves behind.
The sunsets are certainly worth an evening spent here.
I have always been drawn to boulders and large rock formations
This is a natural barbecue pit.
Thus, I hope there is a grassroots effort to make the property a true park. It’s time to say goodbye to a dystopian mindset.