From time to time I'll use this space to share some of daily aspects of living in a walkable community. I know that for many of you this may seem, well, like nothing at all. But I know that a great many people have either no experience of living like this or have completely forgotten what it's like. I enjoy sharing some of the small joys, and even some of the small frustrations.
With that all said - here's a quick example.
Two destinations attracted us this weekend as we got out to socialize. On Saturday it was dinner out for sushi and a bier afterwards at the Bierhaus. Sidebar: I love the food and drink at this little German/Belgian-inspired place, though it has absolutely the worst location in all of downtown Savannah.
Here's a Google map showing how far the walk was, and some pretty obvious suggested routes. These are pretty routine walks for us, especially on a weekend. Note for my New Urbanist friends: check out how far this is beyond the "5 minute walk" barometer that we seem to use as a holy measuring stick. I previously wrote about this same notion here in a discussion of "Walk Appeal."
I'll admit that the weather was pretty great this weekend, so even a normal walk became even that much more enjoyable.
On Sunday it was a visit to some friends' house, who are sadly leaving Savannah for Miami. For that trip, we took food and drink with us, which simply meant throwing on a backpack and carrying a small bag for the walk. Here's a map of that walk: