You're probably wondering why I don't get any of her foods. Remember, I have dietary restrictions and unfortunately I can't eat her foods. She makes delicate puddings, a mean chile, and to die-for empanadas. She makes a lot of foods I just can no longer sample--but I remember the flavors and textures very well. It's one of those things that I had to sacrifice in my life's journey. Nonetheless, my lovely, lovely neighbor is very good to me.
Mrs. C takes me walking. About every other day, she drags my happy butt around the park or other places and I let her. That's right--I LET HER. It keeps us both healthier by going for these walks. It gets her out of the house and gets me away from my computer. Walking gives us fresh air, exercise, and time to chat and visit. Our doctors are all happy that we've both been walking.
Mrs. C's plan is to have me walking all over town by summer. Last summer we went to our local Farmers' Market twice a week. This fall, we've concentrated around the library park, but occasionally, we go other places. I thought I'd show some of the places we see on our walks.
Mrs. C usually hikes my butt around this park every other day
Immaculate Conception Church
Going around the park means transversing the ICC with its two parking lots.
This is Mrs. C's church and she adores Father George.
The Las Vegas Peace & Justice Center
In my final year of graduate school, I completed my practicum at this wonderful little center.
You wouldn't know by looking at this place, but the people of the center are all volunteers and have worked towards stopping herbicides from being used on our local watersheds, assist the local jail in being more humane, and were the forerunners in developing state voting reform.
Semilla Natural Food Store
Our local health foods store where I get some of the foods I can eat.They have a small selection--nothing you will see at Whole Foods, but their selections are excellent.
I also get my Burt's Bees products here along with other of life's necessities!
Sometimes, if we are lucky--we get to see some of the local wildlife on our walks.
The other day, Mrs. C needed to visit her bank. So we walked downtown and found the city was putting up our holiday tree. It was a delightful surprise!
They were getting it centered before adding the tree topper. I'll take another picture when it's lit up.
Thanks for "walking" with us!