Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Walkabout Wednesday…with a challenge!



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I am fortunate to live in a neighborhood that has been allowed to keep it’s mixed-use zoning.  (Where the rest of the city, with a few exceptions, isn’t “walkable” as far as being able to walk to schools, restaurants, etc.)

So nearly every Tuesday, DL and I walk down to Diamondback Grill—about 2 blocks.  Tuesday is trivia night, and I pretty much always win, which gets us a $10 coupon to use toward a future visit.

Along the way, we pass the two condos we rent to college students, as well as other condos that I love.

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This little cutie with the seafoam green door is one of my favorites.  It’s owned by an older lady who has been able to keep her beautiful garden, despite the fact that the neighborhood association doesn’t want anyone to maintain a garden.

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(If you could see her gorgeous gardens in person, you could see why this directive is total bull$hit.)

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We also pass my gym, but I try not to go in.

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Yesterday when we went to Diamondback, the guy in charge of trivia, John, was on vacation.  So the manager asked me if I would like to provide trivia on the nights when John isn’t there!  He gave us a coupon anyway, because he knows I usually win, so it’s a safe bet that I would have won yesterday,too.

Is your neighborhood walkable?

9 comments:

  1. so is the challenge you doing trivia? you can totally run it! and i love that little house with the fun door- i don't understand why the neighborhood doesn't want gardens. that is the craziest thing i have ever heard.

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  2. Our neighborhood is totally walkable with a fun sushi spot, a great Italian restaurant and a yogurt shop that always has a long line. I avoided the yogurt shop for the first year because I knew I would love it. Now I have to avoid it because I could drop in daily, but eventually I wouldn't fit through the door.

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  3. Nope! I mean you can walk to a walgreen's and a liquor store, but nothing quaint or interesting to look at in the housing tracts on the way!

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  4. Yes it is walkable. But mostly bicyclesble. When I used to be able to do long walks I could walk 18 miles and see nothing but incredible.

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  5. Your neighborhood is wonderful. I can walk for a mile before I see my nearest neighbors so I would say yes, very walkable, unless theres a skunk. Then it's run-able!

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  6. My neighborhood is walkable. I live in the country so yeah... you can walk miles and miles. And I should! But it's too hot and a hurricane is heading this way. Ugh!

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  7. Our city's downtown square is about 4 blocks from my house. There are constantly people (and many dogs) walking around my neighborhood. I like it that way.
    I believe that a homeowner's association should mandate that people HAVE gardens, not the other way around. Have they lost their minds?
    Trivia is a blast. I loved playing Trivial Pursuit when it was popular - until no one would play with me any more due to my, um, overenthusiastic behavior.

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  8. My 'hood is very walkable. When we bought this house, it was in the middle of nowhere. It's still a drive to get to anything, but the neighborhood itself has trails and lakes. Good for walking the dogs or riding our bikes.

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  9. I'll just bet you piss off all those other people on Tuesday Night Trivia. Like, why bother? Kirby's here.

    -andi

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