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Old 12-29-2010, 11:21 AM
 
Location: The Port City is rising.
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in the interest of healthy living, DW and I have continued to expand where we walk. DW wants to be able to walk WEST some distance. Given the absolute 100% unwalkability of the LRT bridge over the beltway right now (its supposed to be MUCH better when its all finished) we decided to take a christmas eve walk (we are jewish, this was a good way to spend christmas eve) through the snow to check the condition of the foot bridge over the beltway to wakefield park.

We walked down Americana to Patriot. I had never walked down that way before. It was more attractive than I thought - the buildings were in better condition than had been my impresson from previous drives (perhaps because the worst are beyond Patriot and my memory of my drives was confused?) It was also a lot more woodsy than I expected. Still striking, a neighborhood by the beltway with all apts and THs, no SFH's at all. And the sound wall along the beltway is not exactly an enticing view.

We never did make it to the footbridge. By the time we reached Patriot we decided weather conditions were making it advisable to head home, and we needed time to stop off at Hmart for a couple of things. Hmart was rather bustling for christmas eve. Apparently its not only Jewish people who eat asian food on christmas eve - asians do as well.

We hope to start earlier one day and do the whole walk to and over the footbridge, and then up the Accotink trail.
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Old 12-29-2010, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Springfield VA
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Well I would imagine that Hmart would have been pretty busy on Christmas eve with people getting ready for big Christmas dinners. Yours truly was at the mall versus the grocery store though :-)
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Old 12-29-2010, 11:36 AM
 
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Well I would imagine that Hmart would have been pretty busy on Christmas eve with people getting ready for big Christmas dinners. Yours truly was at the mall versus the grocery store though :-)

This was already kind of late though. After 6PM.
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Old 12-29-2010, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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I'm loving this thread! As a person who regularly walks around my own neighborhood, I'd enjoy hearing about the new things that you discover with each walk. You do see so much more of a neighborhood when you walk through it.

After the trees leaf out this spring, maybe you can take a camera along with you and show us some of the places you walk by. Annandale's a neat little area, I'd love to see some photos.
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