Tuesday, June 3, 2008

A Walk to Work.

Every so often when my car needs meeeellions in repairs, I drop it off at a garage a few miles from work and walk in the rest of the way. The main road to the school has negative sidewalks (rich folks don't like foot traffic, yo) so I take an alternate route through the woods, sort of. Today I thought it would be fun to photograph my route, the results of which is more photos that I know what to do with. So, fair warning: pic heavy! And possibly dull! Click on the pictures to make them big!

This look is so Working Girl:




First I have to cross this stupidly busy street and try to not get run over:



Then I walk down a sad strip of sidewalk. I sometimes get weird looks because this ain't a walking area:



Then I run out of sidewalk and walk on the path as traffic wizzes by on my left:



On my right, I come to Bandy Field, a neighborhood park where bird frolic, dogs get walked, and rich children practice field hockey:



I walk past half of the field and then follow the path that cuts up to the right:


I walk past the back half of the field where dogs get walked:


I saw this insane car on the way. BE HAPPY (definitely get clicky on this one):



there's a little lane that runs alongside the field and I follow that:


It narrows down:



and down:



and eventually forks out. I take the left path which leads through the trees and down a hill (which is hard to walk but would be fun on my bike):




The hill bottoms out at the cul de sac end of a very nice neighborhood. I always feel weird walking this section, like a wealthy person is going to chase me out with a broom or something:



At the end of the street I come to another little wooded path. It's really hard to find in the middle of the summer because it gets so overgrown, but right now it's still pretty tame:



The path goes down a hill and over a tiny bridge:



and then straight up again:



At the top of the railroad stairs I find:



Now I have to trek across campus. I go around the entrance sign and cut in between the tennis courts and a running track:



That ends at a parking lot and then I cross a street and follow this path between buildings:



More paths:

A cool view of the building on my right, but I take these little steps down and around it:



That's my building down there:



I take a path to the right and then follow this brick path down the hill to work:



Holy crap, that took forever. The End.

9 comments:

  1. Hey, that was lots o' fun!

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  2. What a pretty campus. Lordy, how did you ever figure out a route like that?

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  3. It was passed down to me from a friend - a lot of employees use that mechanic, apparent.

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  4. Lord, today, tomorrow and yesterday! That's quite a hike! Be careful roaming through the woods. Especially now that you've photographed your route and put it up for all the world to see! I'm just being selfish... i want more blog entries. It's not because I like you and want no harm to come to you, or anything.

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  5. Just to be clear, the "woods" are basically a cut through between wealthy neighborhoods. I think the worst that could happen is getting licked to death by Biff's chocolate lab.

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  6. Beware the automatic sprinklers in those schmancy neighborhoods (you know, the ones which never stopped in the drought last year). They're vicious beasties.

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  7. Wow, that's beautiful! Where's all the trash and graffiti? That's what my walks look like.

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  8. I thought you were going to end up in Narnia at one point there!

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  9. The grass and trees made me happy! Thanks for all the photos too! Cheers! Bruce

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