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Week #3: 2015 Jan 8 – Jan 14

For my third week of using the Fitbit given to me by SuziQ for Christmas 2014, still with the goal of walking the equivalent of doing the trip from home to New York City by Christmas 2015 —

  • Since Christmas 2014, through January 8 of 2015, I had walked far enough since starting to use the Fitbit Flex, that from home I could have walked to Martha’s Bloomers, a favorite quick escape destination of ours up in Navasota.

  • In 1999, SuziQ and I honeymooned in New York City. When it was time to return to work, we drove back to Houston from the B&B where we’d stayed in northern New Jersey, with a quick stopover along the way to pick up my belongings. The route we used then was essentially what here I’ll be calling my “southern route” for the equivalent of my walking to New York City this year. On that southern route, the last city before reaching Houston for our honeymoon return, and the first city reached heading out of Houston on this walk, is Beaumont. Through January 9, I had walked far enough since this past Christmas that from home I could have walked to Beaumont.

  • When SuziQ’s family used to travel to Kerrville up in Texas Hill Country to visit her grandmother when she was young, they would always stop along the way at Frank’s Restaurant in Schulenburg. Since becoming a Texan 15 years ago, I’ve added some of my own memories at Frank’s. And with more than 100 miles walked since this past Christmas, through January 10 I had walked far enough that I could have walked from home to Frank’s.

  • “Preserving History: Promoting Public Service” reads the banner on the home page for the website of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. And although I someday do want to repeat the visit SuziQ and I made there several years ago, it doesn’t take a visit to the presidential library of George H.W. (who, by the way, recently celebrated his 70th wedding anniversary – kudos for George and Barbara both!!) for one to know that the value of public service is one of the most enduring legacies of his presidency. In sad contrast, the most enduring legacy of the Obama Administration will be the permanent damage he has inflicted on public service, threatening to deliver to our children and their children a government that simply does not work. But that rant, for another day. In any event, through January 11 I had walked far enough since Christmas that I could have walked from home to the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas (with a stop at Hullabaloo Diner, our favorite College Station dining spot along the way; and with enough slack to walk through the exhibits at the Bush museum).
    2015-01-11 19.18.18

  • Through January 12 I had walked far enough since Christmas that I could have walked from home to Madisonville, Texas, well up the road to Dallas.
    2015-01-12 17.44.23

  • Through January 13 I had walked far enough since Christmas that I could have walked from home to Orange, Texas, with enough extra to make it a bit further up the road to the other side of the bridge at the Texas-Louisiana border.
    2015-01-14 06.58.24

  • Through January 14 I had walked far enough during the 3 weeks since Christmas that I could have walked from home to Victoria, Texas.

     

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Written by macheide

29 December 2014 at 8:26 pm

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