CALEXICO —As the last few rays of light of another day were snuffed by the horizon, Elsa Montoya pushed a stroller containing her 2-year-old daughter Luisa along the walkway of the Meadows Avenue bridge that spans the All-American Canal here.
Stubborn flecks of light shimmered on the canal's surface as a comfortable wind blew through the reeds lining the banks.
Asked why she liked to walk through this particular spot in the evenings, Montoya said, "It's refreshing and relaxing."
Others interviewed during an evening stroll said they walked Meadows because it's good exercise.
"My doctor said so," and it's a chance to get out of the house, said one woman.
Every evening — even during the weekends — the sidewalks of Meadows Avenue become a walking/jogging path for dozens of Calexicans.
The pedestrians — and serious jogger types — are supplied in large part by the new homes that line each side of Meadows Avenue north of Highway 98.