Thanks Robert Smith , Yeah, I've been struggling with that sidewalk line. I'd prefer to throw an "a" or something between the words to let it roll off the tongue more easily. I've thought about using "light posts" as a short term solution since it feels slightly more natural.
My pleasure. I was born in Los Angeles, and have lived near or in big cities all of my life. I loved balloons as much as the next kid, and got the opportunity to play in trees and go to playgrounds. As a father her in Philadelphia, I see all that you write with my son as we walk around town. He always points out the fire station, and runs around at the various playgrounds. He not quite at the age where he can climb trees, but he'll be there soon ;)