This neighborhood is sweet. All of the homes look like they're sitting on the front of a magazine. Lots of great colours and the designs aren't something I'm not used to. Everyone seemed to really care about their yards and the plants and flowers were amazing. I took several photos from the bus on the way in. It was all pretty groovy:
There were two buses in this tour and the one that I was not in apparently had a very low profile. He attempted to make it up the hill but bottomed out so the people in that bus had to walk up. Our bus was able to make it up and let us out just in front of the mailbox on the corner of NW Quimby and NW 33rd Avenue, which is just at the base of the private drive. When our door opened someone from the other bus came on and told us that the homeowner didn't want us up there. Apparently Creation Entertainment didn't bother to ask permission which is just amazingly stupid. Not surprising because they seem to fly by the seat of their pants but annoying none the less. Thankfully they liked Catherine Hardwicke and said they'd let us on if she came up and talked to them. I can't blame them. I'm sure they get a lot of crazies wanting to come see their home. Maybe not as many at once like this but I could see how it would be annoying. It really was nice of them to stop doing their yard work and not only let us look around and take photos but to talk to us about the house and pose for pictures. They were very nice. It wouldn't have been too far off base for them to be annoyed at Creation for sending all of these people to a private residence without getting permission. How hard would a phone call have been? Apparently it's much easier to just sit on your ass and cross your fingers.