This blog has lain fallow for some time, but I’m hoping to nudge it awake.
One of the things I decided that I could write about are the walks I take. I don’t get much exercise per se but I do go for walks — sometimes, rather long walks — and I’m often struck the be beautiful, the hauting, the pastoral, and bizarre things I see around my city.
Moreover, I’m usually too busy and tired these days to, say, spend a night walking twenty miles all over the place. But I realized if I just used the trails, roads, and sidewalks available all over Genesee County, I could cumulatively put together some fairly epic flaneurings. That’s one thing I’ll be posting about here in the weeks and months to come.
My first walk on this project, which I took at night several weeks ago, and during which I did not take any pictures*, traced a route through my neighborhood — Flint’s College Cultural Neighborhood or East Village (depending on who you ask) — through the Mott Community College campus to the Flint Cultural Center. That’s where I met the trailhead of the Flint River Trail, which I will save for another time. I walked past Applewood Estate, back to the winding trail that passed along Gilkey Creek through Mott and arrived back home.
It was a short walk; less than two full miles. But it was a beginning.