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I Walked Over Three Miles Yesterday and Another Mile Today

I finally discovered a site where I can find out how far I have gone when I have finished a walk . I have been busily going back over some of my past walks and mapping and saving the routes. I name the walk, map it out manually, record the time it took to finish, and then decide if I also want to save it as a . This just may motivate me to get out and get more because I will know just what I have accomplished.

I already described the walk I took yesterday . I mapped the way and the way back separately, since it wasn't a straight round trip. I detoured through the shopping centers on the way home. I didn't have to stick to the trails and roads while , so I could even map my route through the J.C. Penny store. I have discovered there are there mapping tools online for those will smart phones, but I don't have anything with a GPS.

My route was more confined to my tract this morning. The introductory photo shows that I learned my lesson yesterday and I'm wearing a hat. This is the first selfie I've taken with my camera.

Below is a portion of the Charolais Corridor Trail in Paso Robles – the part that runs behind the tract I live in -- between South River Road and Riverbank Lane. That portion of the trail is is .37 miles long. But I walked a total of 1.09 miles including this stretch because I walked from my home to get to the trail and back. The trail runs between a drainage ditch that leads to the river and the wall of the housing tract. The photo is looking towards Larry Moore Park, but that's too far ahead to see.

I took the photo.

When I started out this morning I was expecting to walk the tract snapping photos of some of the elaborate Halloween decorations I saw while my precinct, but I only ran across one on my route today. I'll take a different route next time. This is the one photo I got.

I took the photo.

Do you or your neighbors have elaborate yard decorations for Halloween?

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LoudMan wrote on October 11, 2014, 7:37 PM

This DOES sound like you're onto something good.

JanetJenson wrote on October 11, 2014, 7:51 PM

That looks like a walking path that cries out for a hat! I am distracted here by an ad from a Japanese clothing company called Uniqlo and did just go over there and bought some stuff. Found them in a mall up in Northern California this summer and it was love!

Feisty56 wrote on October 11, 2014, 8:26 PM

This is such a coincidence! Out on my walk today, I nearly took a photo of a neighbor's tree with the witch on it too! By the way, you look very cute in your "bonnet."

LeaPea2417 wrote on October 11, 2014, 9:19 PM

That looks like a good place to walk. No, there are not many houses in my neighborhood who go all out with the Halloween decorations.

BarbRad wrote on October 11, 2014, 10:43 PM

It's fun. It makes me want to try new routes.

BarbRad wrote on October 11, 2014, 10:45 PM

I've got enough stuff. I think I bought this hat a OSH a few years back because my other hats blew off in the wind.

BarbRad wrote on October 11, 2014, 10:46 PM

This hat is very functional. But I like my Amish bonnet better in the garden. I bought it in Pennsylvania. I'll let you guess which town.

BarbRad wrote on October 11, 2014, 10:49 PM

It seems so many holidays have become commercial. It seems so many think they have to spend money to have fun .

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on October 11, 2014, 11:52 PM

I wasn't quite that energetic today. 4/10 of a mile to the mailbox and back, then back to the computer.

melody23 wrote on October 12, 2014, 7:25 AM

Halloween in the UK is nowhere near as good as it is in the states. When I lived near the navy base all the American families went all out with decorating and having parties, its just not the same here. People just use it to dress up and get drunk, that's about it really.

Scorpie wrote on October 12, 2014, 8:35 AM

Walk some extra for me so I can sit home and watch football.

SLGarcia wrote on October 12, 2014, 12:04 PM

That is something I must definitely try. There are people in my neighborhood who have some great decorations.

BarbRad wrote on October 12, 2014, 1:46 PM

That's about the distance it is to my mailbox. I think I'll map it.

BarbRad wrote on October 12, 2014, 1:47 PM

Halloween is a holiday I'd be happy to do without.

BarbRad wrote on October 12, 2014, 1:48 PM

I feel a bit weak today, so I won't even be walking for myself.

BarbRad wrote on October 12, 2014, 1:49 PM

When ever there is something I can photograph connected with a holiday, I take photos. I just never know when they will come in handy.

BarbRad wrote on October 12, 2014, 2:07 PM

Just mapped it. Round trip to my driveway is a bit shorter than yours at only .27 miles. You can see it here, I hope. Please test the link and let me know if it works for anyone but me. I'm not sure if my privacy settings will let anyone but my non-existent friends see it: . I'd love to copy the map for a post, but it's thoroughly watermarked by Google.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on October 12, 2014, 3:22 PM

All I saw was your profile. That may have been because I'm not a member. It might have shown if I was logged in. I don't know.

SLGarcia wrote on October 12, 2014, 6:20 PM

I use my cell phone camera, which is usually always with me.

AliCanary wrote on October 13, 2014, 2:10 AM

Love the photos (the witch that flew into the tree is funny)! Good for you on the walking--when I was in high school and college, I used to take off on long walks with my headphones, just enjoying the music and being outdoors. I'd be out for hours, but I had no idea how far I actually walked. I went back to my hometown a few years ago and decided to use my car's odometer to measure the distance of one of my typical routes, and found it to be more than ten miles!

BarbRad wrote on October 13, 2014, 1:50 PM

That's the way I used to figure it out, but that only measured my mileage on roads. This website lets me measure it all -- my driveway, from one store entrance to another, off the beaten path at a vineyard -- everything -- because you can also map in satellite view and see the buildings, trees, paths, everything.