Sole of Houston: Richmond Avenue Facts
This week, David Beebe and I tackled Richmond, from the Mission Bend Park and Ride to the Wheeler Station on the light rail.
I’ll have the full story up in a few minutes, but here’s a little something to whet your appetite.
Richmond Ave, by the numbers
Bars stopped in: 6
Dangerous wild animals seen: 1 (Well, we think we saw a cottonmouth in a drainage ditch.)
Stray shopping carts: about 30 (an all-time record, we believe)
Cheez factor: elenty billion to the zillionth power
Pile of women’s undergarments found by side of road: 1, near Sage
Years ago the Richmond Strip peaked: 13
Strippers seen on way to work: 2
Shots of tequila consumed due to misuse of the letter “z” on signs: 3 each
Derelict Chinese temples found: 1
Still-living 143-year-old African-American hamlets discovered: 1
Times flipped bird for no reason at all: 1
Overplayed ‘90s songs heard: about 75
-- John Nova Lomax
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