transport | urbanism | adventures | pontification
Yesterday, on my way back from University City High School, I decided to go for a walk in the warm, breezy weather. As I had done once before, I alighted from the R3 at the Gladstone Station. There is a nice park there, and it’s a block away from Baltimore Pike, which is a suitable street for walking or catching the Route 109 bus back to Swarthmore. The 4.8 mile walk home ended up being a bit more adventurous than I had anticipated. The wind was gusting to about 45 miles per hour, and I was walking straight into it for the entire walk. The flying dirt hitting my face was fairly painful, and I was worried that a road sign was going to snap and come flying at me. On the plus side, the hills and wind made for better exercise than would normally come from such a walk. I also happened to pass a local sporting goods store which was having a sale on hockey equipment, so I decided to take the opportunity to pick up some new hockey skates.