When Jo from Jojoebi Designs asked if anyone would like to participate in a neighborhood walk around the world; I jumped at the opportunity and signed up. There are seventeen of us taking part in this neighborhood walk from Japan to The United States. I added links to those participating at the end of this post and when they will put their posts on their blogs for you to take a look.

Since there will be four other people from the US sharing their neighborhood, I thought I would only take pictures of things that I can walk to within ten minutes of my home. Let the tour begin. 🙂

We live in a small town and the only park within walking distance of our home is actually the playground to the local school.

A local Park

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In our neighborhood we only have a couple of fire hydrants and they are usually located near important structures. This one was by the school.

A fire hydrant.

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This would be the school Wingnut would go to if we were not homeschooling.

The local elementary School.

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Our neighborhood is part of the older area of our town and it is also a bit run-down.

A street view.

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Because of the lack of fire hydrants, we have a water reservoir where the firefighters come to fill the fire engine tanks when they need it.

The neighborhood water reservoir.

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Unfortunately, our towns main source of travel is still cars. We do have a bus route but because of the times it comes to the bus stops sometimes it is actually quicker to walk.

The local form of transportation.

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Between our town blocks we have alleys. This is where we put our garbage and recycling bins for the trucks to pick up.

The alleys in our neighborhood.

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This is the closest store to our house and it has been here for a really long time. I remember going shopping here when I was a little girl.

The neighborhood store.

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Besides using our mailboxes to mail letters there are mail drop boxes at busy places for people to mail letters. This one was at our local store shown above.

A mail drop box.

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Our town started as a logging town in the late 1800’s and is still known for its logging industry.

Our town.

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Unlike larger towns that have ornate covers ours are pretty plain.

A manhole cover.

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The houses in our neighborhood were built between 1900 to 1940. The house we live in was built in the 1930’s.

What a typical house looks like in our neighborhood.

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June 25th – jojoebi-designs – Saitama, Japan
June 26th – akatsuki ra-ra-ra – California, USA
June 27th – little red farm – Sweden
June 28th – “Je veux une ‘tite soeur-fille” – Canary islands
June 29th – Knitty Lorn – East Devon, UK
June 30th – We Don’t Need No Education – Michigan, U.S.A
July 1st – Jeollanam-do Salad – South Korea
July 2nd – Merita’s Playground – Slovenia
July 3rd – kids, craft and chaos – Scotland, UK
July 4th – Zonnah’s Addictions – Washington State, USA
July 5th – Adventures of a Rainbow Mama – Austrailia
July 6th – Se7en – South Africa
July 7th – Talia’s Travel Web Log – New York, USA
July 8th – Monkey Magic – Japan
July 9th – The Pukeko Patch – Wellington, New Zealand
July 10th – Cami Daily – Berlin, Germany
July 11th – Crazy Cambridge mum – Cambridge, UK
July 12th – Schaeresteipapier – Switzerland

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