Friday, September 5, 2008

What a Cute Town!

Welcome to Take 25 to Hollister, California!

This blog will be all about my hometown and all the other nooks and crannies in San Benito County, of which Hollister is the county seat. Whatever suits my fancy, I shall write about it.

What better way to introduce you to Hollister, then a bird's eye look of the city of about 35,000 people. The photo below (© by Richard A. McDavid) was taken in the Spring a couple years ago, but it could've been this year. The building moratorium is about to be over. Hopefully, the view won't become too drastic of a change for the birds.

Hubby Dick's cousins came to town last week. Practically their first words upon tumbling out of their car was "What a cute town!" And, it is.

Here's a look of San Benito Street, our main street. (A spring photograph taken by me.) For at least another couple of months, it is also Highway 25, which is the north-south passage through San Benito County.

San Benito Street, usually between 5th and South streets, gets closed for several hours for special events, such as the Christmas parade, the summer festival, and the annual Horse Show and Parade. Once the highway bypass is complete, merchants hope this will bring more pedestrian hustle and bustle downtown on an everyday basis. Hope so. It's too cute of a town to not hang out in.

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