Saturday, July 28, 2007

Village Walking

I was feeling a bit bored with my neighborhood walks, but the heat and humidity usually make for too many bugs in the woods. I had some borrowed items that I needed to return to my dad, so I decided to multi-task and walk in Hometown Village.

It worked out better than I could've hoped. When I pulled in the driveway my parents were standing there in their running gear about to set out. They went for a run down towards the school as I headed down towards the river.

I enjoyed the old houses and well-tended gardens, plus the bonus of having a sidewalk. From the bridge I watched a barge squeeze into the lock with only a few feet to spare on either side. I had a near-encounter with an old classmate who still delivers pizza, but fortunately his attention was diverted and I was able to slip past undetected. The dead tree covered in flowering trumpet vine looked exactly the same as it did in the summer of 1993 when I spent many nights walking around town with friends.

Back at the house, my parents and I sat cooling off beneath the ceiling fan while we visited.

4 comments:

BerryBird said...

Does former classmate still have very long hair? If we are thinking of the same kid, I always keep an eye out for him when I'm passing through town, having spotted him in his pizza duties several times. When the mood is right, I feel I'd like to stop and chat, but of course, that is never when I see him.

Nadine said...

Excessively long. At least he's not cooking the pizzas though.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I wonder how many people are giving ME the slip--but then again, I probably didn't want to talk to them anyway, LOL! I run into a lot less people here than I used to there.

I used to love walking around Hometown Village, it's really an interesting place, in the downtown, canals, and bridges area and so on.

coffeypot said...

Chilling with the parents and enjoying what was can be some of the best of times. Enjoy and send pics.