Saturday, February 23, 2008

Queen Creek Post Office - I just want to mail a package!

I just wanted to mail a package.
This is my second blog regarding the situation and lines at the Queen Creek Post Office (85242).
Our post office opens at noon on Saturdays in QC. The hours are 12-2. I walked in and here is what I saw:
This was not even the front of the line, the next photo shows around the corner.
I find the situation at this post office to be ridiculous. The growth in Queen Creek should warrant additional hours or at least a self service postal machine.

The parking lot - totally full and dangerous as there is one way in and one way out on Ellsworth.

U.S. Postal Service, please consider getting a self service postal machine at this location and extend your weekend hours. This post office is a bad joke.

I you live in QC and agree, please leave a comment and I will post it on my blog.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Over the Bridge & Taco Time

Good News! This Saturday I ventured taking Ironwood north to the 60. The new bridge is up and running. It looks like there is still some construction happening but it was thrilling to see the light at Guadalupe and to actually drive up and over the wash.
My first drive over the new bridge on Ironwood.

The new lights at Guadalupe and Ironwood.
As of last weekend Queen Creek now has a Taco Bell / Long John Silvers. The drive through was so packed that I had to get out of line. I'll have my Chalupa once it slows down a bit.
Yo Quero Taco Bell! The new Taco Bell at Ocotillo and Rittenhouse.
A few more frames popping up around the town....
This structure just popped up on Ocotillo near the developing Walmart center.
A view from my car of a new sign at the corner of Ironwood and Ocotillo at the Links Golf Course. It is touting that we are getting a Fresh and Easy. I guess the Links is going away soon.
Corner of Ironwood and Ocotillo - The Links Golf Course
Corner of Ironwood and Ocotillo caddy corner to the links. Not long ago you had to dodge chickens on this corner.
The corner of Rittenhouse and Ocotillo. A look across the field from Ellsworth. Shopping Nirvana coming up.New stucture on Ellsworth.

That's all for this week. As you know the views here in Queen Creek change daily and my photos are just the tip of the iceberg. I just saw new signs this week On Ironwood and Ocotillo that Fulton homes is building THREE new communities. You may have noticed the great walls of Queen Creek where they are getting ready to build. So triple the pleasure and triple the traffic. Let's hope our taxes are lowered as the value of the existing homes here go lower and lower.

See you in Monday morning traffic. Watch out for orange cones!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Winter Scenes in Arizona

Winter in Arizona can be pretty darn nice. The weather is mild by Midwest standards. The past few weeks have been chilly to me. I've had a little frost on my windsheild and that is very rare here.
About once a month I drive to the Tucson area for work. I enjoy taking the back roads because there is less traffic and the scenery is awesome.

These photos were taken from my car on my drive. It was a beautiful day with puffy clouds. The forecast was rain but it was so nice.

Rainy days and Mondays don't always get me down :)