Saturday, June 13, 2009


Doesn't it seem like I just got a new pair of walking shoes? But in looking back, it’s actually been a year (see “Mama’s Got a New Pair of Shoes,” June 27, 2008). I figure that I got over 1,000 miles out of my current pair of Nikes (conservative estimate of walking 350 days last year, average of 3 miles a day—over a 1,000 miles). I think that’s about the equivalent of walking from Alexandria to Denver, Colorado—well, spread out over a year, which isn’t nearly as impressive.

Anyway, one day last week, I looked down at the toe of my shoe and my sock was staring back at me, so I knew it was time.
Time for a New Pair of Shoes

Luckily, my daughter Shannon is home this weekend, so I’ll make her come with me again. That way, I don’t have to make intelligent conversation with the athletic-shoe sales associate. She can talk jock-appropriate shoe analysis with him while I just decide what color I like best.

Shannon and I went down to Glenwood yesterday and did one of my favorite walks: along Lake Minnewaska. Just park your car at the public beach and start walking west along the path. Our goal was Torgy’s Restaurant, two miles away. Much of the walk is right along the lake with occasional landmarks—Lakeside Ballroom, the city park, the public boat landing, Hunt’s Resort, Waskawood RV Camp and Marina. But eventually you find yourself at Torgy’s where you can stop and rest awhile on the outdoor deck—or you can do like we did yesterday, just turn around and walk the two miles back to the public beach.

Walking by Beautiful Lake Minnewaska in Glenwood

I love Glenwood. It makes me glad to be a Minnesotan in the summer!

1 comment:

Elaine said...

You take the most interesting walks! Mine are just around the block.