30 x 30 Challenge – Day 9 -12

The second week of the 30 x 30 Challenge continues with time in Delaware, Philadelphia and Toronto.

Day 9 started out with my usual walk on the Wilmington Riverfront before my train.  Since I have never mentioned it, it is the Christina River that I am walking along.  I then had a picnic lunch at Penn Park, a fairly new large green space on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus. It was a beautiful clear day, but quite windy and a bit chilly.  It is nice to have the center city skyline behind the trees. So the feeling – content

Day 10 – A rainy day in Toronto.  It was a difficult day to get my half hour in – between traveling, dealing with lost luggage, and shopping for clothes to wear to my talk, I just barely got in 1/2 hour outside.  Luckily my taxi let me off about a mile from my destination restaurant (not planned), so I was able to get the additional time outside looking around at trees that I needed to top 30 minutes.  No pictures though – too busy dealing with all the mishaps.  Feeling – frustrated.

Day 11 – I was stuck inside a convention center all day, my only time outside was my walk to and from the center.  Once it ended it was raining, lots.  So, although I did not get out in nature today, I did go to the gym and watch the video of the hill I was measuring my stair climbing against.  A poor substitute.  So I am feeling disappointed that I do not have a nature experience to share my feeling about.  But, tomorrow is another day.

Day 12 – My last morning in Toronto and I finally got out for a walk to the riverfront.  I even found a park; it felt so good to see trees! So how do I feel?  Relieved and refreshed!  I feel fortified for my day of travel and horrible airport and airplane air.

There is nothing like the red that maple trees turn in Canada!



Let me know what you think of this post, and if you try the recipe, please let me know how it was and any suggestions you have. Thanks, Andrea

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