Neil (nt) wrote,

Sunday stroll

After a hearty breakfast at our favorite diner, Lorna and I went on a seven or eight mile walk through the Mount Royal area and Stanley Park. It had been windy, cold and raining yesterday, so it was a pleasure to be able to get outside, even though it was still rather cool.

I took these pictures:

• interesting and colorful mural on the side of a brick building on 17th Avenue S.W.

mural on a building on 17th Ave.

• brightly colored banners outside the Memorial Park Library building

banners outside Memorial Park library

• hill in Stanley Park; flagpole at the top flying the flags of Canada and Alberta

hill in Stanley Park

We've really gotten into walking in the last four or five years. The original idea was that it would be good exercise; then we noticed that we were covering a lot of ground and seeing interesting areas we had never been to before. Now we're not thinking about the exercise. There is so much to see within a three or four mile radius of our home. Almost every time we go out, we find something new. I am a bit over 6' 2", so I walk fast, but Lorna manages to keep up with me without any problem even though she is only 5' 7". At times, I even have to ask her to slow down a bit...

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