During my exploration of my soon-to-be hometown this past weekend, we camped indoors in my new apartment (recap here). On Saturday, we woke up at a respectable hour and made our 'bed'.
After breakfast, we drove around town. The town is right on the Mississippi, and it is surrounded by bluffs. We decided to see if we could find our way to the top of one of them.
There were some hiking trails at the top of the bluff, so we went traversing around. We saw some amazing old trees.
And some climbed some stairs...100's of them!
We also did a test-walk from my house to my office. It's a little bit of a trek - 0.75 miles each way - but it'll be a very focusing journey. Plus, my bank, my property manager's office, several bars, and a grocery store are all along the way, so I can just drop in and get stuff as I see fit. Plus, it's super safe. Something crazy happened on our walk...people stopped their cars to let us cross the street - and not even at crosswalks or just on residential streets. They stopped their cars on EVERY STREET. I've lived in the midwest my whole life, but this is craziness to me. I'm kind of excited...and thinking I might invest in some rubber boots and a bit umbrella to prevent sogginess on my walks to work....dorky? yes. But that's totally me!
Ok, one more tale of adventure is coming...and some great pictures of the mighty Mississippi!