What number of occasions have I heard that there was “nothing to do in Lompoc”? It’s often adopted by a request to the municipal council to fund the exercise that the complainant is selling.
Nicely, it turns on the market’s lots to do in Lompoc moreover buying on the nearest hashish outlet.
A current report from the town supervisor to metropolis council, and publicly out there on the town’s web site, indicated that the next actions had been provided to individuals of all ages by teams renting area at city-run recreation services:
Karate, Kendo (a contemporary Japanese martial artwork), dance health, stretching and leisure periods, youth basketball camp, youth soccer camp, grownup softball, Lompoc outside neighborhood market, volleyball- walk-in ball and meals truck rally in Previous City on Friday evening.
For seniors, there are service membership actions, line dancing, and exercises particularly designed to assist seniors keep in form.
Moreover, Metropolis Parks gives a Frisby Golf Course and a handicap-accessible playground at Beatty Park; a number of strolling/biking trails; tennis courtroom; a skateboard park; a well-equipped aquatic middle; and different health actions. And the native Channel Islands Household YMCA gives indoor sports activities venues for particular person and group sports activities.
Once I go for my common bodily exams, my physician all the time asks me, “Did you train?
Once I inform him I attempt to stroll just a few miles three or 4 occasions every week, he says that is wonderful for a person my age. So, I pat myself on the again and depart figuring out that I’ll final just a few extra weeks. You see, even self-paced strolling helps your physique elements work the best way they’re speculated to.
For those who’re not a sports activities fan, there are numerous festivals in late spring and summer time to maintain you entertained at Ryon Park; and concert events organized by the Lompoc Pops orchestra.
To see how issues had been earlier than telephones and the Web, there’s Mission La Purísima and the Lompoc Valley Historic Society on West Walnut and the Lompoc Museum on H Avenue South.
Every of those locations will introduce you to how individuals lived earlier than there have been trendy conveniences or distractions. Life was a lot much less complicated then, and households might concentrate on elevating their households as an alternative of fixing the world’s issues.
So to say there’s nothing to do in Lompoc is a bit deceptive. For those who’re an web weblog surfer who spends most of your day and evening researching “web information”, you most likely consider this fantasy.
So it appears all it takes is a need to go discover one thing to do. And if you happen to’re searching for a aggressive sport, there are many alternatives to sweat it out whereas kicking a soccer ball, taking pictures hoops, taking part in softball, or hitting tennis balls.
So do not sit round complaining when all it takes is somewhat effort and yow will discover significant exercise to make your day higher and distract you from the issues on this planet which you could’t remedy anyway.
— Ron Fink, resident of Lompoc since 1975, is retired from the aerospace business. He has adopted Lompoc politics since 1992 and, after serving for 23 years in numerous Lompoc commissions, retired from public service. The opinions expressed are his personal.