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May 10, 2006

pineapple popsickles

One mile from my home is a park. It is not an uncommon park. Every berg has one. It is where grandmothers go to swing young toddlers early in the day before the teenagers show up with their skateboards and high energy levels.

Where you can watch a good baseball game between the Cudahy Bacon Burners and the Wauwautosa Tractor Pullers.

It is also where the ice cream man goes to sell his frozen treats. When you see him, I recommend the pineapple popsicle.

Julie lives in a far away place across the big pond. No not Lake Michigan, I mean THE big pond. She has this challenge for couch potatoes like me. It goes like this: walk a mile from home every day and document it on a blog devoted to the challenge.

I accepted her offer without thinking of the consequences - the time, the pain, the frustrations of trying to come close to her wonderful illustrations. She is the master.

Here is her site - go and enjoy. One mile a day

You can click on the images to enlarge them.

Posted by roadapples at May 10, 2006 09:46 PM

What a great idea!

Posted by: poopie at May 12, 2006 08:58 AM

I only ever went down a mine once. It was a goldmine outside Tennant Creek - 500k north of here. It was on Christmas Day 1967. I went down with the mine manager and his son, who was a friend of mine. There was no one else there. It was hot, wet, and very eerie. At no time did I feel safe.

Oh, well. It's time to go gliding now.

Posted by: Tjilpi [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 12, 2006 06:12 PM

I think these photos are lovely. To see the similarities and also the differences of someone else's mile from home is fascinating, I love the names - "the Cudahy Bacon Burners and the Wauwautosa Tractor Pullers". Thank you so much for being so kind about my illustrations.

Posted by: Julie Oakley at May 13, 2006 02:45 PM

i usta do a daily walk from downtown los angeles to the beach at santa monica. that's about 15 miles, longer if you take the hollywood detour.

ok. it's been awhile. um, a long while. but i still try to hobble about two miles on good days. so, i'm sure you can do it. time will prolly be the biggest challenge, much easier for me now that i don't have the dayjob using up so much of it. but i hear school's almost out for summer.

Posted by: kim [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 13, 2006 06:23 PM