Monday, October 26, 2009

Walking!

Our primary mode of transportation here in Scotland is ... walking. This great buggy (stroller) has seen a lot of miles in it's short time here.

We walk 1.3 kilometers (0.8 miles) to the grocery store, load up the great basket under the seats, and walk home with the loot.

Yesterday morning we walked about 3 kilometers to church downtown to hear a friend preach.

It was a beautiful morning - very overcast, but there was a break in the rain and we decided to take our chances. It rained during church, but had stopped when we were ready to start walking again.

We stopped at the grocery store on our way home. It rained while we were in the store, but again, stopped when we were ready to continue our walking.

I am enjoying the exercise, but it is taking some serious mental adjustments to not have a car. We may eventually purchase a car here, but we decided to wait for a while before making a final decision. So, for the time being, we are out for a walk.

3 comments:

  1. Biking is also a great alternative! At least if you're going out without the kids, or when the kids get older and can bike themselves.* Granted, we don't have children, but we do all our grocery shopping using our bikes. It's amazing what you can carry! Plus, the refrigerators are also smaller here, so you couldn't fit a carload of groceries in, even if you wanted to.

    * One thing that kind of astounded me about Germany: Here, kids Joshua's age are already riding bikes without training wheels! It just goes to show, that this particular skill is all about socialization and not necessary about age. ;)

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  2. Just got back from a walk too - but it's sunny all the time here... We should trade places. I live rain, maybe not when walking to the grocery store is a necessity. Sounds like God timed the showers just right for you this weekend, though.

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  3. I mean I LOVE rain .. oops

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