Wednesday, August 20, 2014
I've only seen it during the day, so I do not know whether it is actually lighted from within, but if it is, I imagine the Character Plan Committee is having some kind of conniption, if they can spare the time from connipting over a 22-foot electric sign at the Valero gas station on Gulf. across from the post office.
Everything's getting up to date in Point Roberts, I guess; we've gone about as far as an exclave ought to go. It seems very funny to me, this palm tree. If there were a grove of them, maybe not so good, but one lonely orange palm tree? Almost as good as a lighthouse. In fact, maybe it could be at Lighthouse Park; or maybe it could actually be the lighthouse?
Update: A friend with middle eastern travel experience reports that this is exactly the kind of object you would see in Dubai. So maybe we could think of allying ourselves to the Emirates: We don't have any oil, of course, but we do have lots of gas (stations)....
Also, I am told that this palm tree is 'temporary'...so that it wouldn't come before the Character Plan Committee. I wonder what constitutes 'temporary'....Could the Valero station request a 'temporary' 25 foot sign?