Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh
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The mighty tromping

This long weekend has been bookended by lazy stay-at-home days (reading, sorting stuff, watching more of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 6), and in between both lazy stay-at-home days was a bunch of tromping around east Portland. My legs worked well for me Sunday!

The Rt. 70 bus to NE Sandy, and up Sandy for several blocks until the Rt. 12 bus caught up: catching-up shopping at Cosmic Monkey Comics; walking back down Sandy to the nearest library for computer use; walking for, I think, my first time past the traffic circle at NE 39th and Glisan, where the Joan of Arc statue is (I think I've always just gone through in vehicles before); browsing and a few bucks' worth of shopping at Music Millennium; cutting through Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery for the first time; and finally having a small and satisfying dinner at Noho's Hawaiian Cafe at SE 26th and Clinton. Dinner was saimin (a Japanese noodle soup with sweet pork) and a side of kim chee: a small, cool and bite-you-back-a-bit spicy cabbage bowl.

I'm proud that once I got off the #12 bus, I walked the rest of the way. I've been doing big walks like that at least once a weekend since, well, a lot of weekends ago. I've gotten to go through neighborhoods, often very cute ones, that I've never seen before. I could insert my usual Portland gushing here, but I guess it's implied.

Oh, I should mention I was plenty sunblocked, with a ballcap. I knew I'd be out for a while in warm, sunny weather, and my perfect-for-Gothness paleness wanted to stay pale and not, y'know, burnt into jerky.

And that was a good chunk of my weekend.
Tags: peregrinations, portland
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