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.