Best Puddle - 2010
Tempe Town Lake
"Look!" our kid said, as we drove across Mill Avenue Bridge. "It's the Town Puddle!"Indeed it is, but not for long, we hope. We still think the idea of putting oversize balloons up, letting water out of the dams upstream, and calling it a lake was ill-conceived on some levels, but once we had that lake, we didn't want to let it go, a fact driven home by this summer's disaster. If you build it, people, please maintain it. Jeez. We're just glad no one died — and that no dead bodies were found (that we heard about, anyway) when the thing drained itself. Now we've been looking forward to November, when officials have promised to fill our little lake back up again.