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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Yesterday was a perfect day for a walk. Although it was a little on the humid side, the temperature was seventy and it was overcast.

I have been looking for places near me that have hiking trails, and it is amazing how many there are in Atlanta. 

The problem is the distance of the hiking trails themselves and just how hilly they are.

I've been riding the exercise bike and doing water aerobics, but I haven't done a lot of walking lately. Also, hills are hard on my knees. 

I found a place just down the road from me that said it is easy on knees, not too long, and the path is wide and graveled over. Sounded perfect. 

I pass by the Marcus Autism Center regularly, but I had no idea that there was a hiking trail there. The entrance to the path is hidden at the back of the center, although there is access from a side street as well. It's a good place for people in that neighborhood to walk their dogs. 

I was really impressed with how well maintained it was, and although it isn't a long trail there are some side trails that were a bit too muddy for me to try today, I didn't want to risk sliding down a hill on my rear end. 

I actually parked on the wrong side of the center so that gave me an extra walk. It was a bit hilly, but just enough to give me more of a workout without bothering my knees. 

It was great to get outdoors for awhile. I really like the area I live in. Although it is in Atlanta and has all of the amenities of the city, it doesn't feel like city.

This morning is water aerobics and then this afternoon I am going to take my oldest and youngest grandchildren to the bookstore. It is one of their favorite places. 

It's good to be busy.

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  1. Laura, You might want to take a walking stick along on your can help with balance and protection in case you need it. Please be safe, you are right getting into a slippery area. I love that your grands want to go to the bookstore. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

    1. I had a walking stick, but I seem to have lost it. I will have to look for another one.

  2. It's wonderful to find those hiking trails and go on adventures. I hike loops sometimes but other times I just turn around after a certain amount of time to make my hike whatever time I want to be there! It's always a good workout to be outside! Enjoy your day!

    1. I have done the turnaround thing too. It's a good plan.

  3. Beautiful area Laura. I like the winding roads and greenery. You seem pretty happy. Enjoy


  4. That first pic is gorgeous, Laura!

  5. You're so lucky to have all those hiking trails right in town! It's so pretty there with all the trees. We have one walking trail here but is all out in the open and no trees.


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