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, January 21, 2013

Walking Around In January

These pictures were taken last week on my walk after the snow fall in the local mountains. The temperature was unusually cold that day, at around 40 degrees in the afternoon, but the clouds and snow capped mountains made for the most splendid photographing opportunities. Also, the palm trees look amazing with sunlight reflecting through, and creating a hazy effect that was achieved without photo editing software.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Flat Shoes For Comfort

Flat shoes are one of the best things you can wear for comfort, and these can be very cute as well.  You will not catch practical pedestrians wearing high heels, and honestly I stopped wearing heels of any kind when I realized I look just as cute in flats

What If You Do Not Want A Driver's License?

Do you hate having to explain this to people who think driving is the only way to get around?   The good news that attitudes towards being a pedestrian are actually changing, and if you live in an urban area you are more likely to have access to good public transportation.  Also, you can plan things out so you are within walking distance of most things you want to see and do, and walking and biking to commute are very viable options today.

So are you tired of people asking you why you do not have a driver license?  The good news you are not obligated to explain this to people, and the incessant busy bodies will stop inquiring if you never bring it up.

Living in an urban area means you might even connect with fellow pedestrians as well. Besides, walking and biking are great work outs and save on the gym bill.  Pedestrians are green to begin with, and we are greener than people who own smart cars.  This is not about being smug, and I have nothing against people who choose to drive, but the truth is when I was younger I felt grilled by people who believed driving was the only way to get around.

If you are tired of being told that you have to get a license and a car, then stop feeling like you have to do this.  I think being an introvert made being a pedestrian less of a stretch for me because I have always pretty much done my own thing, and I never really tried to live up to social expectations.

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