Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Oh The Places You’ll Go… On Dunwoody Sidewalks!

Dunwoody has a lot of wonderful things to offer, but when it comes to a casual and warm summer evening, nothing really beats a leisurely walk to your local fro-yo spot.  Since the city of Dunwoody began identifying areas in need of safe passage and installing sidewalks, these walks have gotten easier (and best yet, as a mom to wee ones – safer!)

You would think the highlight of the Dunwoody Club Drive walk would have been landing at our local favorite, Yogli Mogli.  Not quite though.  Yogli’s Mogli’s “Pink Lemonade Sorbet” came in a close second to the sidewalk art. A few concrete smiley faces and a full sized "sad man" had them thoroughly entertained for the 3 mile round trip.

As my eldest pointed out, “Even the sidewalk is happy to have us walking on it!” 

While the concrete artwork was the highlight of my kids’ evening, and I do adore taking these walks with my young brood, my husband and I enjoy “walking date nights” out here too.

If you haven’t taken a “walking date”, I’d highly recommend it.  You don’t have to fight over who is the DD, pedestrian traffic doesn’t slow down your travel time (unless you run into a friendly neighbor who offers you a glass of wine on the way to your destination – thank goodness for not having to worry about the DD thing again), and you can burn off those calories before and after you indulge in them!  A win-win!  Seriously though, it slows the pace down a little, allows you to hold hands, and just… Stroll.  Chat. Breathe. It’s lovely and I recommend it. 

And I recommend you packing your kids up and going for a stroller walk to.  If you live along Mt. Vernon near the Village, another family favorite of ours is to take a morning walk to Dunkin' Donuts for the kids and then over to Starbucks for the survival kit of Skinny Vanilla Lattes and Spinach Feta Wraps for the adults.  A little bit of feet up time, kids running around in the grass outside of Starbucks, and then legs are renewed for their journey home.

My thanks go to the City of Dunwoody for embracing the need and taking the efforts to create safe and accessible walking paths – so that myself and my loved ones can enjoy a stroll in and around our wonderful city.  Sidewalks have made my Dunwoody a Better Dunwoody. 

And so the question is, where will your sidewalks take you in the near future? Maybe to the Dunwoody Food Truck Thursdays at Brook Run?  Who can pass up Moon Dog Growlers and a Chorizo Panini from Pressed for Time?!?!  Let us know what gets you to toss on those walking shoes and hit the pavement in your part of the 'hood!   

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