Wow! Thanks again to Tyler for these hot-off-the-presses photos he just took today.
First up, the mattress in question. Here it is, at least a week since it was set out to...whatever...and it's still just sitting there.
Please note the time on the clock in the photo above. Tyler took all of these photos right around noon, on a pleasant, dry fall Saturday. Late in the season for tourists, perhaps, but still, not a bad day for anyone to be out and about, right?
Except that...There is no reason for anyone to be out and about in Port Angeles. Check out this photo from the middle of the road along the exciting (and expensive) new waterfront...
Watch out for all that traffic, Tyler!
Of course, maybe no one is on the road, because they're all at their destinations already. Yeah, that must be it. So, what destinations are there in downtown Port Angeles? Hmmm...Oh! I know! How about Nathan West's Million Dollar Sandtrap Bogus Beach?
Sorry about that, but, if you blow up that big picture of that big new beach, you might be able to see the...one person, and one dog, that are out there. The dog's off leash, which, in most circumstances, would make me worry about it running out into traffic, but...
...Here's the view down Front Street nearby. So I think the dog is probably safe.
But how safe is the economy of Port Angeles when things look like this? These photos look like a town that is afraid to go out. No one - no one at all - on the streets. What, do the Forks vampires come out in Port Angeles during the day? Is everyone at home under quarantine? Is Wal-Mart having a sale? What?
Or should I say how? How does a town of close to 20,000 people look so utterly deserted?
And here's a photo (taken by a Yelp reviewer) from the Holiday Lodge. The one word that recurs again and again in the reviews of the Holiday Lodge is "sketchy." Would YOU feel safe staying at a sketchy place with a chain lock like this?