This past weekend I had the opportunity to walk the streets of my town as my chauffeur hubby (our EarthDance Farm friends call him “Dean the Drivin Daffodil”) was out-of-town with the white whale van, and our jeep is still lame. Though I wanted to get to church for Saturday was the annual Remembrance Mass. My father had passed away 1 month ago, and we as a church community prayers said together for many other deceased families. Very moving ceremony, the grace of God was evident. The walk is about 2.5 miles, took 40 minutes and another 40 back home. Cool crisp frosty morning. It warmed up as the morning went along. I was fortunate to have sidewalks most of the route. Then Sunday, I walked the other direction about 1 mile to another church to assist with catering of donuts and coffee. Walked back home, though challenged with an area of no sidewalks, and no sign to indicate a warning of such. I had to cross a very busy road to find the sidewalk. Next week I will attend a lecture at Washington University in regards to street designs sponsored by TrailNet. Lector John Norquist, the president and CEO of the Congress for the New Urbanism will speak on some projects in the St. Louis area. Do you walk or ride a bike to church, work, or play? Please share your alternative transportation experiences.
We enjoy walking the sidewalks and biking too. One problem in the winter is that not everyone will keep the sidewalks clean from snow and ice.
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I am sorry to hear of your father’s passing. 😦
As far as transportation, I never walk unless absolutely forced to…but I know it is a good thing so must change my attitude. 🙂
Blessings to you…
I am working on a walking program for our employees to start next spring. As Northern Narratives states, icy sidewalks can be a hindrance.
Ohhh, icy sidewalks…definitely a hazard! Praying your project will take off as it is a great idea. 🙂