Saturday was a special day. One that I have been waiting on for a while. We were going to hit up Stephanie’s old neighborhood, where she grew up, where was partially responsible for her becoming the woman she is; the one I love. I know this isn’t the place to put all that mushiness but it was important to get there.
We started at Mt. Tabor High School, home of the Spartans, Stephanie’s Alma Mater. She gave me a tour of what the school looked like when she attended, the new auditorium, etc. We walked from the school to Petree Rd. where we walked south to Polo Rd. and we turned east. We walked to Carter Circle, the eastern entrance. Then, I suddenly wasn’t feeling well, so we walked back to our car at Mt. Tabor. Even that little bit was quite hilly and difficult to traverse, but I did it. The reason we were going to walk this path was it was what she walked home almost every day when she was in high school.
I was feeling better and we decided to drive closer to where she grew up. So we ended up parking at College Park Baptist Church at the intersection (fork) of Ransom Rd and Polo. From there we walked west on Ransom until we got to Belwick Dr., where we turned north. We followed Belwick to Oakland. Stephanie grew up in the house on the corner of Belwick and Oakland Dr. We stopped as she told me about growing up there, where her room was, the improvements and enhancements to the property. That was fun to hear about. That’s part of what this blog and eventual web series will be about. Stories and/or history of the neighborhoods.
We went west on Oakland to Loch Dr. where we turned North to visit a private “lake” (or loch in Scottish) that the street crosses over. Stephanie talked about spending time as a young girl walking there just to enjoy the view and nature, itself. We came back south on Loch, noticing that this area is named heavily from Scottish reference. Belwick, Loch, Loch Lomond and so on. That’s cool because I have history with the country and its heritage. We took that all the way back to Ransom where we went west back to our car.
Including walking around my house, from our car to Mary’s Gourmet Diner, south on Trade to Atelier on Trade and walking around Mt. Tabor, my Omega Sports sponsored Vivofit 3 registered 10,000 steps. Our post-walk celebratory beer happened at Hoots Roller Bar and Beer Company added a few steps, too. Then we came home and showered, went out to have drinks with friend and dinner. All said, at the end of the day, I ended up with 12,800 steps, a walking distance of 6.37 miles and 3412 calories burned. Not a bad day, at all.
Many thanks to Omega Sports for their sponsorship and support of my efforts to be healthier and more active. Omega Sports is a locally owned company that puts their support behind the ‘everyday active’ while still being there for the die-hard runners, athletes and most active. Omega Sports is the sporting good store of choice for The Man Who Walked the Town.
Get to steppin’!