The Yellow Truck on Cherokee

The Universe does work in mysterious ways and is full of surprises. On this particular evening, I took a completely random way home from work, as opposed to my usual route. The night was still fairly young and the breeze in my hair felt so refreshing as I cruised the Westside with my sunroof open. Some people love to cruise random neighborhoods and admire all the old homes. I on the other hand, always have my eyes peering in-between the houses and into the backyards of each property. I didn't have to do a whole lot of searching for this truck because it stood out like a sore thumb.

From a distance, I began to think a school bus was parked on a residential street. This wouldn't be the most uncommon thing to see in Saint Paul, but as I got closer, I realized it was just a large truck. What I noticed next was the windows. It was obvious that this truck had been customized and back door had been modified and was no longer a functioning door. There in the front seat was a hamper full of clothes as well as what appeared to be some random personal belongings. There was a large yellow blanket hanging in the windshield to create a sense of privacy while parked on a city-residential street. I knew it was a tiny. 

I circled the block at least 18 times to scope out this tiny dwelling that was quietly parked in an adorable neighborhood not far from my home in Saint Paul. Total stalker status. I was working up the courage to knock, as there appeared to be an interior light on. The sun began to set and I didn't want to disturb anyone at that point in the evening so after sneaking some drive-by photos, I decided to call it a night. 

On my way to work the next morning, I decided I was going to drive-by the truck again, just to see if it was still there. Sure enough, it was. This time I noticed, parked on the other side of the street, a large enclosed trailer that had a circus mural painted on the side. It was the week of West St. Paul days, and I was beginning to wonder if the Yellow Truck on Cherokee belonged to a traveling carni! I didn't have time to investigate any further and eventually rerouted my way to work. 

 

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I had been recently joking about how easily I am able to spot Tiny Dwellings and how I should create some sort of series spotlighting each one I find and chose to investigate. The Yellow Truck on Cherokee inspired this joke to become a new reality! Now if only I would have had the nerve to knock knock!