“The mesa” is the name a friend of mine gave the plaza of a neighboring apartment building. The mesa is an amazing outdoor space, considering it’s a rental building.
You can imagine how lively it gets in the summer, when people come out to grill, sunbathe, talk on their phones, chill, eat dinner outside. The mesa has four-season landscaping, so that even when it’s covered with snow it looks decent. On beautiful summer nights, it looks like something out of Big Night.
Since we don’t have any outdoor space like this ourselves, we like looking out on the mesa. I feel a twinge of regret, sometimes, and wish we lived someplace that was more outdoorsy.