A Walk in the Park

21 Mar

When I first “retired” in ’83, there wasn’t much traffic on this road, so every morning at 8:30 I’d take the dog and go for a walk.  Bogart and I would go about 3/4 of the way around the block and back, which was 2 miles. The last leg of the journey had NO shoulder, and I wasn’t keen on walking in the street. Over the years, traffic picked up considerably, and it just seemed a little risky to be out there. Now, with so many folks staying at home, there aren’t many cars, so I may give it another go.

The weather here has been simply beautiful – it was 77° F yesterday (25° C) so I drove over to the park to take a walk. The “loop” is a mile and a half, and it seems a bit silly to drive that far to walk so short a distance.  Still, it was fun watching the squirrels and the birds, but the place was mobbed. School aged kids, adult men and women, and a few dogs to pet.

It was disconcerting to see so many folks sporting masks.  I felt as if I’d wandered into downtown Beirut by mistake.

One Response to “A Walk in the Park”

  1. Garfield Hug March 22, 2020 at 8:50 am #

    I don’t like walking on roads too
    Unsafe with maniacs in cars or some mobility device. Wise of you to stick to road shoulders. Glad that with the Covid isolation, there are lesser cars on roads. Still, plse take care and look out for cars.

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