I had the most fantastic day Friday with a ka-zillion errands and appointments on the calendar. Living in a community with great connectivity and walkability and the necessary services within walking distance makes Living, Working and Playing in Midtown easy breezy if you are Going AWOC – Atlanta WIthOut a Car!
My errands started at 13th and Piedmont with a walk across the street and up the hill to return an item borrowed from a friend. I then walked 5 blocks to the UPS Store on Peachtree and 8th to fax (really, DELTA, FAX?) some needed info to Delta or my Sky Miles account. I then walked across the street to have a healthy lunch at Arden’s Garden. I sat at the bar, had a few shots (of wheatgrass- oh, how my life has changed!) and chatted about the merits of juicing with some amazing women.
After my engaging conversation and healthy lunch, I walked across the street to my bank, Delta Community Credit Union, and completed some mega-transactions for my upcoming trip
to Barnhouse on Martha’s Vineyard. (I love this bank! Can you say that about yours?)
After banking, I walked across the street, then west 3 blocks from 9th and Peachtree Place to 10th and Piedmont for my haircut @ HELMET Hairworx. (Do you think Lisa Rinna says ‘I want my hair cut like Stephanie Armistead’s?) Then again, I walked across the street to get a frappacino @ Caribou to take with me to my salon next door to get the all-important pre-trip mani-pedi. After that, it’s a less than a block walk around the corner for my chiropractic adjustment and then down the hall for my facial appointment.
Feeling pretty pampered and productive, I headed home. On my way , I walked across the street and down a block to 12th and Piedmont for a light salad, then walked a block home to freshen up and quickly head out for a concert. ” In a car?” you ask. “Ney!” I say! My Concert (was) in the Garden.so I walked across the street to the Botanical Gardens for the Shawn Colvin, Mary Chapin Carpenter show. Can it get any better than this?
After a rain free evening (so rare these days) with fantastic temperatures and amazing music, I walked home, in the dark, through the Park, with a group of new friends. I then walked across the street and was back at home – safe and sound, enjoying my wonderful life in Midtown!
How many ‘walked across the street’s did you count?
I love MIDTOWN and all that is happening here and THANK YOU Dan and the gang at Midtown Alliance for making it easy for those of us Going AWOC – Atlanta WithOut a Car!