One of the things I like about living in the city is that I do a lot more walking.

Where we used to live was beside a very busy highway.  We did often go walking to the creek at the back of the farm and did have much fun there but I didn’t find it the most motivating of walks.  Especially on colder autumn days.

Yesterday was a perfect day for walking and in the spirit of Carpe Diem we set out on a walk.  My husband was a little concerned at the ‘missed’ school day but was thrilled that I had taken the time to do some handy work around the house and had switched over some exterior doors first.

We left at about 10 a.m.  The Goal was Guelph’s Main Library Branch.  Along the way we stopped at McD’s to pick up 3 snack wraps, and an Extra large Fries.  I had packed 2 cans of coke left over from the weekend.  Nothing like some frivolous calories to motivate children!

Lets see, we stopped at 2 bike shops, checked our the Cathedral under reconstruction, 4 recycle/second-hand type store, a running store, Simply Wonderful Toys (DD’s B’day is on Friday), the Quebec street mall, the city office (double check how much taxes I have left to pay for this quarter), the library (didn’t forget!), the 2 rivers, the neighbourhood group, and so much more.  It was a blast.

We got home at about 4:30 p.m.  I have no idea how far we walked.  It was far enough to get a few complaints but that was about 1 hour into our meanderings.  Once they got past the initial hump we just let the zeitgeist take us where it may!

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One Response to Walking

  1. Elaine says:

    It would be wonderful to live so close to great places to walk as you do. Where we live there is the trail along the main road but it’s been ruined by people every spring who have to prove that their 4-wheel drive vehicles can go 4-wheeling. And there really aren’t any good destinations along the trail either.

    I would say that your day was an educational day. They learned about having to pay taxes, getting over the hump of walking, about rivers, healthy snacks and found reading books at the library. It doesn’t get much better than that as far as I’m concerned.

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