Tag Archives: canyons

92103 Driveabout: Bankers Hill/Hillcrest (Video)

23 Oct
Following are three of my favorite weekend things to do:
  1. The Spruce St. Bridge
  2. The Juniper-Front Community Garden (Video)
  3. Seasonal shopping at Urban Outfitters in Hillcrest. 

Enjoy!

Towards Downtown

2220 Front Street, Juniper-Front Community Garden

2220 Front Street. The Juniper-Front Community Garden is perched on a hill on Front Street between Ivy and Juniper Street, and was established in 1981. The quarter block is divided into approximately sixty 10-by-12 foot plots. The Port Authority owns the land and rents the garden plots for approx. $100 per year. Juniper-Front Community Garden’s waiting list is long, often with prospective gardeners waiting a full year before an opening.
Matt Browne has a plot at the community garden and filmed this video.

Mission Hills Streetcar Line Walking Tour and Canyon Pics (Video)

24 Sep

Today is the Annual Streetcar Line Tour in Mission Hills. As we set out on our daily walk with Nina and Ralphie, our new rescue dogs, (more on that later) I decided to shoot some photos for you to enjoy. I’ve included some favorite homes, views and fall decor. Also see my Canyon Views Ep. 1 where I spend one minute showing you the beauty and tranquility of my community.

Also see: http://missionhillslife.blogspot.com/2011/09/walk-along-streetcar-line-annual-tour.html

Love the swing up on the 2nd story balcony
More on this property later, loooove this home.
One Minute Canyon Views. Ep. 1

Mission Hills Park Walking Trail Full of Canyon Views

24 Sep

Across from Mission Hills Park/Pioneer Park on Washington Place there is a local walking trail right by the Tennis Courts. Its a short 15 minute walk down the lightly maintained trail to the 1800 Block of Titus where you can cross over to the 3400 block of Pringle via a cement walkway. As the seasons change its a good time to see whats blooming in the canyon.

We walk down and have lunch at Dos Brasas before heading back up. You must try the Carne Asada, and Bean & Cheese Burrito. Whatever that cook does to the marinade is pure love, my man raves about it! I like the more traditional B&C route. Also try the house made carrots and salsas located inside. Great for takeaway calls too.

On this occasion I kept walking to Bergie’s Pub in Old Town and met my Dad for amazingly addictive hamburgers lunch, while my other half walked back up the trail for an ice cold treat at Mission Hills Liquor. Remember this trail when you have an hour to get up close and experience the canyons of Mission Hills.

Below are pics I took a few months back when the wild sweet peas were blooming. Forgive the my blackberry camera quality…Enjoy