Heart rate and calorie burning are all well and good, but they are not the first thing I think of when someone says Good Walk! I prefer the less rigorous approach.
1. Keep up a sauntering pace.
2. Take frequent breaks for observation.
3. Stay alert for mysteries.
4. Acquire a souvenir (or two or three).
5. Don't forget to hydrate.
Last week I took a break from research at the public library downtown to amble down Hayes Street to Patricia's Green (named for a local gourmand).
See the sign above the sign? It always makes me do a doubletake. Who's going to touch down first? Left? Right? Right appears to have the advantage, but considering where the sign is, the left will probably win.
Patricia's is a pocket park with lots to offer. There are some rules for using the park. Including...
...no skateboarding on the benches. I'm not a rules freak, but I do like the gingko leaf details they chose to discourage the grinders. Besides, there are other things to do.