I should have taken a photograph of the empty WalMart & WalMart Market but I did not. They were empty.
College towns– and by that I mean towns that contain colleges and universities but not a whole lot else except support structure– are wonderful this time of the year. The students have left! Yay! We have the whole place to our grownup selves! No more delays at pedestrian crosswalks. No more waiting in a line that stretches to the sidewalk in front of the downtown coffee shop. PARKING SPACES! There are parking spaces everywhere.
It’s all very calming.