Making a List

Linda Burton posting from Phoenix, Arizona — Making a list and checking it twice; so many choices. Tomorrow I’m starting on Central Avenue, the route of the train. The Valley Metro light rail, that is. The station is a block away, the fare for a ride is $.85 for a senior (I can get a 7-day pass too). I’ll buy my ticket from a machine right there at the station via credit card (remember the Olden Days when you had to have tokens for public transportation?). According to the online Route Planner, I will reduce carbon emissions by 0.748 lbs by riding the train. If I drove my car I would burn 1.109 lbs of CO2. Not to mention what I’d spend for gas and parking!

Check it out. Valley Metro Light rail.

It will take me four minutes to get to the Heard Museum at 2301 N Central.

I’ll tell about my visit in another post; two things I’m interested in are an exhibit on Native American Bolo Ties (Arizona’s official state neckwear), and Beyond Geronimo: The Apache Experience, which presents a more accurate view of this celebrated personality than the sensationalized stories that have circulated for years.

The Phoenix Art Museum, also on N Central at 1625, has an exhibit entitled “Frank Lloyd Wright: Organic Architecture for the 21st Century.” Wright’s architecture focused on the concepts of energy, materials, climate, transportation, and urban planning.  It’s also on my list.

So many choices.