"Walk with us this Saturday and witness a Laredo green gem about to be destroyed for the extension of Springfield Avenue".
So reads the invitation for Laredoans to join the Rio Grande International Study Group in their latest Loving Laredo Hike.
The details of this Saturday's event follow:
Loving Laredo Hike #9
Rio Grande International Study Center
DATE: Saturday, May 26
MEET TIME: 7:45 a.m.
LOCATION: Leyendecker Property
ADDRESS: 14 Candlewood Rd.
(From I-35, exit Del Mar Blvd. heading east. Pass Springfield Ave. and take left onto Candlewood. Go straight and through the open gate to family home.
George Bernard Shaw was known to have said “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”
As Laredo's policy makers continue to focus only on jobs and "progress", no doubt they long for the day when Laredoan's will finally enjoy the financial windfall of incessant development. But then where will they find a pond or some other refuge of nature to spend their leisure - If they look the other way while, one after another, they are all destroyed?