Walking Everywhere, and Anywhere!

Every now and then I will update this blog with thoughts about walking, and being a pedestrian in Southern California. As of 2014, this blog will also be featuring posts about my bicycle adventures around Southern California.

Monday, September 27, 2010

How To Be A Southern California Pedestrian

Here was a hub I wrote awhile back, which was the entire inspiration behind my blog the pedestrian walking life.

How To Be A Southern California Pedestrian

Spend 900 Dollars On Tires, Or Walk For Free

I know most people need to drive because of their commutes to work and other activities, but the nice thing about arranging your life so you do not have to drive is sparing the expense of paying for tires. I must say I am happy I can walk for free when I hear people have to spend about 900 hundred dollars on having the tires on their relatively new car replaced. Not only do people have car payments ranging from 300-500 dollars, but they also have to spend several hundred dollars on car repairs and replacing their tires every year. Of course you can cut down on some of these expenses if you are an expert mechanic. However, not everyone has the time or the patience to acquire these skills, and you still have to pay for the materials needed to repair your vehicle, which costs far more than the couple of pairs of walking shoes I have bought over the last several months. I must confess that the relatively low price of walking far outweighs the expense of car repairs for me, and I am definitely happy I continue to choose to be a pedestrian. I realize walking is not for everyone, but all the money I have saved over the years is another reason it is a good choice for me.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Pedestrians Taking Pictures At Sunset

At sunset time I love walking around the San Bernardino Mountains because there is always something beautiful to see. Walking is a beautiful way to commune with nature, especially when you can take pictures of a glorious sunset.

I love how the sun is just below the horizon here, which is a picture I took during my pedestrian walk.

The outline of the trees during sunset is amazing.

When you go for a walk rather than driving then you can slow down and appreciate the sunset.

Here I photographed a tangerine colored sunset with streaky pink clouds in the distance.

The outline of the mountains has inspired another picture, which I may turn into a drawing later.

Walking is a wonderful way to take exquisite pictures of the San Bernardino Mountains.

I took a picture of some flowers during my walk.

Here is the bright sorbet colors of the sunset that I captured during my walk through the San Bernardino Mountains.

This is a very deep and brightly hued sunset.

I like the way the trees are framing the sunset here.

Another amazing picture I took during my walk.

The outline of the blue sky with the tangerine clouds is simply glorious.  If you get out of your house to take a walk then you can see beautiful sites this as this sunset.

You can see the mountains in the distance in this photograph.

A closeup of the beautiful tangerine hued sunset.

I love how the branches hang down in this shot.

As I was walking I was lucky enough to capture this picture.

The streaks of light orange to dark tangerine in the sky are amazing.

Another view of the sunset with the tunnel two ridge in the background.

Walking at sunset is a spiritual way to end you day, especially when you can see beauty such as this.

The branch hanging down lends interest to this picture.

I love the vibrant and beautiful colors of the sky that I saw on the night I took this picture.

The colors of the rainbow are present in the sunset picture I took during my walk.

There are some pinkish hints in the sky here.

This bush is covering Mount San Antonio in the distance.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

A global day of doing | 10:10:10

A global day of doing | 10:10:10

I just want to say this is a great cause for environmentalism, so visit the link above. On October 10 I will be walking, as usual, so that will be my little contribution to helping the environment. Yours might be using cloth grocery bags, or installing solar shingles on your home. Remember every little bit helps.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Pedestrians Are Very Green!

When you think about it pedestrians are very green because we decide to walk rather than driving, which saves on money and pollution.  Walking is a great form of exercise as well.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Three Mile Walks Among The Palm Trees

I love the three mile walks among the palm trees glancing up at the outline of the San Bernardino Mountains.  Southern California is the place where people from all over the world come to visit, at least when the economy was good, but even now people love to come here.  Knowing I can spend everyday looking up at beautiful mountains as I walk among the palm trees is really quite delightful.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Pedestrian Crossings: Pedestrians Are Entitled To The Walking Light

Pedestrian crossings can be quite scary, and dangerous, when drivers fail to yield for the walking light, or stop their cars in the cross walk; thus preventing the pedestrian from crossing. I hate crossing streets in the midday because many Southern California drivers' are way too aggressive about making their right hand turns, and often they will not yield for you, even when you have the walking light. I had one driver honk at me to get out of his way as I was crossing during the walking light! Did I mention I run across streets quickly, and I worry about senior citizens that might be hit by these overly aggressive drivers. If you are in a car and behind a wheel please calm down and realize pedestrians are entitled to their walking light.

If you are pedestrian buy some good walking shoes because stilettos are not the thing for walking! All you need is foot pain while trying to navigate the harrowing cross walks of Southern California.

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