Walked 6.00 Miles - SE Salmon Street
This was a very cathartic walk for me. I spent the entire past week caring for Trilly, my 16 year old cat, who went downhill unexpectedly fast. It was evident that old age had finally taken its toll, so Greg and I kept him comfortable and helped him through the transition of dying. It was a really rough week both emotionally and physically. He finally passed yesterday morning. I'm so grateful that I got to spend this time with him and I'm also grateful that he's no longer suffering. Today I wanted to walk to clear my head and stretch my legs. Amazingly, I had not a twinge of pain during this walk. I can't remember the last time this has happened. It felt so good to walk, that I just kept going. 6 miles is the farthest I've walked in such a long time.
Construction taking place directly next to the Westside of the Gideon pedestrian bridge. It's a sad reminder that this bridge will be gone soon. I'm still hoping Portland finds money somewhere to replace this structure once Max is completed. I see so many people using it all the time.
Trilly died on Dia De Los Muertos which was a little comforting.
Yes, even our cars have mustaches.
03 - as in 1903? I didn't want to get too excited, because these markings were so different. Sept 12 - I've never seen the actual date on cement markings. I was pretty sure that it truly was 1903, but I still had a shred of doubt.
1903!! This was a block farther down and there can be no mistaking that these markings are from 1903. I really didn't think I'd ever find this year. I'm still looking for 1905 and 1906.
Ok, these two comics were on opposite street poles. I totally don't understand them, but for some reason I can't stop laughing when I look at them.
Sunnyside School is an environmental school. Their grounds are complete with chickens.
The election is so close! I'll be glad when the whole ordeal is over.
I was just thinking that I hadn't seen any Kanye stickers for awhile. I was walking in prime Kanye territory, so I definitely kept an eye out. I couldn't believe my luck when I found this gem.
A small lending library on a completely residential street. I would love to have something like this in my yard.
There were several times that I cried, thinking about Trilly,on this walk. My sunglasses on this gray cloudy day came in really handy. I saw cats and cat motifs everywhere I looked.
Everyone was out raking leaves into long piles in the street for the street sweepers. I'm glad that Leaf Day was coming soon to this neighborhood filled with such huge trees. It was getting kind of hard to walk through the leaves that have piled up everywhere. Sidewalk cracks were suddenly hidden, so I was extra cautious. Also, with the recent rain, the mushy leaves are in full force and made walking slippery.