Sunday, July 3, 2016

Home for the holiday. That would the the July 4th holiday...

A keen interest in taking better care of myself than I did last year has prompted a week long walk-break which, in this case, has meant a return to SF for the R&R and a couple of physical 'tune-up' issues.  It's such a blessing to be able to make the trip home.  And it's probably better than spending the red, white and blue holiday in the mid-west where American flags engender a near-religious fervor all year long.

On Thursday, the 7th I head back to my stopping point in Moline, Illinois.  Some recent research supports a shift in route, to a walking path across Illinios that is part of the relatively newAmerican Discovery Trail, a semi-coordinated project connecting walking and biking pathways across the US.  The piece I hope to intersect with in a few miles follows a couple of canal routes and a  road formerly made of wooden planks(!)  I am hoping that the way is adequately navigable for a cart like mine.  Much as I appreciate the 2-lane highway, it isn't always so hospitable for my purposes, what with the unusable or absent shoulders.  This has been more apparent as I have come further east.

While in San Francisco my intention is to spend as much time as possible near the Bay and/or Ocean Beach.  For the sea breeze, negative ions and to watch the seabirds, especially my avian heroes, the brown pelicans!


3 comments:

  1. I love your posts Rin. When everyone was hanging American flags after 9/11 I bought two World flags, one small one for my truck aerial and one large one for the railing outside my apartment window. I drove through Nevada, Idaho, and into Montana to Glacier National Park in the summer of 2002 with that small flag flying. There were American flags everywhere.
    P.S. I haven't stood up for the national anthem at sports events since the Vietnam War and am usually the only one.

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  2. Glad you're taking care of your physical body as well as other parts! :) xoxo

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