Much Afoot

Karen's Weekend Assignment this week asks What is your favorite form of transportation, and why?

I love to walk. I walk for pleasure, but I also like to walk to and from errands. When I work for clients in the city, I enjoy walking home from their offices.

I live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and it's a gift to be able to enjoy the architecture, the people, the dogs, and the birds that surround a walker.

I enjoy a weekly walk to Trader Joe's (where there's usually a long line of cars waiting to get into the parking lot); I pick up a dozen items and walk home with them in my backpack. I get a scenic stroll, a healthy dose of exercise, and an errand checked off my To Do list.

Driving can be fine, too, especially if you can schedule it outside of rush hour; the sense of solitude can be a welcome respite (at least if you don't hit ugly traffic), and it certainly beats walking for distances over 10 miles. But when I can, I love to use my own two feet.

Comments

a good walk

Walking is a great way to get out and see things. Sounds like you live close enough to walk to get most things done. I live in the suburbs, not much I can get done on foot unfortunately.

Nothing beats walking in San

Nothing beats walking in San Francisco! I was just doing that last Sunday - from the Embarcadero to Chinatown to downtown to North Beach - what sights, smells, and sounds there are. And walking up those hills has *got* to make you stronger!

On My Feet!

I took a walk around my new office today, and hope to walk a little further at lunchtime in days ahead. It was over a hundred today, but maybe not quite that bad in Oro Valley, or I probably wouldn't attempt it. But walking...yes, I want to do more of that!

Walking

I agree. People thought I was crazy to buy my house in the city. They were wrong -- I love the fact that I can walk to the performing arts center, a world renown repertory theatre, Trader Joe's (yes, I'm a fan too), and to In and Out Burger. It's amazing what little details you see when walking -- the opossum and her babies, the new flowers in a neighbors garden.