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During this stressful time of quarantine, my mother has suffered from high blood pressure and cabin fever--two things that don't mix well. I didn't realize the severity of her health issues until we tried to walk around the lake at her apartment complex, a walk we had done many, many times before, and realized that she could hardly make it around anymore. Everything on the walk felt like a danger. I documented those dangers--and my fear for her-- in this map.
Every Sunday is a great adventure for the little twins! After a while exploring and discovering Sherbrooke's downtown, they defined an amazing circuit with incredible stops. As a token of their gratitude for this adventurous walk, they have added two stops specially for their parents. It can be a challenging walk, but at the same time very pleasant for the whole family. The twins highly recommend it!
Maybe I shouldn’t give away our little secret, but my home town of Fort Collins Colorado is a little jewel nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Our vibrant downtown is a great place to wander. Fort Collins is said to be one of the inspirations for Main Street Disneyland and you can feel the magic when you are here. Little shops, awesome restaurants, and street performers provide dynamic entertainment. Minutes away you can be connected to the Poudre River or extensive bike paths.
This is the route to my favorite castle that I often go to. It takes about an hour from my house to that point, which is a good walking course :) What is depicted in this illustration is the things I found along the way. The route is a little bit complicated and I often get lost, so I always use them as "guides" to reach the castle.
Where we walk - I spend almost everyday walking all around my garden. There is always something new to see. I check for newly emerging plants, things ready to bloom, even for insect or animal damage. I see all the interesting tasks I need to do. Walking all around there brings such joy!
During this stay-at-home era in California, my homestead has truly become my heaven on earth. Nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains amidst the “Three Magical Miles”, our beloved Blanch Ranch is always buzzing with activity and life. The trail of bees around my home represents my daily stroll - from the labyrinth to the apiary, the Ranch is ripe with sunflower patches, vegetable gardens, log hives, and wild peacocks. On any given day, you are sure to see bikers on Mulholland Highway zipping down to the beach, or a zipliner dashing to and fro from the Adventure Haus. The view from the hilltop art studio inspires much creative joy, and reminds me to take one step and one day at a time.
We live in small country village Bubovice near capital Prague (Czech Republic, EU). We have own special paths for walking, running and caniscross. Time to time we meet the badger from limestone mine - brave and stronghead creature!
The TART Trail* is a network of trails for wonderful walking, biking, rollerblading, etc. David Kirby, a local artist and high school physics teacher, led a project to install the planets in our solar system along a paved portion of the trail, to scale. The sun is located at the main library, while Pluto is near Bunker Hill Road, approximately six miles away. It really puts things in perspective when you walk that distance! Of course, a little ice cream never hurts.
*Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trail, or “TART” because Traverse City is a huge producer of cherries.
A walk from home, discovered during the first UK lockdown when we weren't allowed to drive anywhere for exercise. Good news: the ice cream parlour was open for refreshments. Bad news: the pub was not.
The Labor Day Bridge Walk is the most anticipated walk of the year, as you can only walk the Mackinac Bridge on that one day of the year (2020 excluded, of course). It’s not just a walk; it’s an event! Buses transport you across the bridge, then you walk back. After crossing, you get a numbered certificate, then go explore the town. Many businesses post a number in their window, and if it happens to match the number on your certificate, you win a prize! Scott and I walked it in 1994, but I took some liberties with the local destinations (some, like the Indian Museum and the Woolen Mill, were no longer operating by that date). I loved everything about Mackinaw City, particularly as a child when my sister and I were allowed to roam the streets unsupervised. I loved shopping for (and wore out many) moccasins, belts, and those fabulous “mystery bags”! Once, I even secretly purchased the jackknife I had been coveting...then sliced my finger, all of which went unnoticed. The whole town was a playground!