It's no secret to those that know me, I love maps. Perhaps you've noticed, the other day I added an electronic guest book on the blog at the bottom of the right hand column. I enjoy thinking about places far away and learning about new locations, so it's been fun seeing where people are coming from.
Today I spotted a vistor from the town of Carefree, Arizona. I had never heard of the town of Carefree, but it had such a pleasant name I decided to look it up. I immediately noticed something really funny - Carefree has some of the most interesting and fun street names I have ever seen. In addition to some fun western sounding streets like Bloody Basin, Sidewinder, and Long Rifle, there are others that are very serene: Lazy Lane, Nonchalant Avenue, Tranquil Trail, Easy Street. Fittingly enough, downtown will find you at the intersection of Ho and Hum.
And like a good town from the Route 66 era, the city even boasts an attraction to bring in the tourists, namely the Carefree Sundial - billed as "The third largest working sundial in the Western Hemisphere." The qualifying term "working" made me smile. I wonder if there is a larger one that somehow just isn't "working" right now - and really does a sundial really do that much work?