In my former life as an urban planner, I worked for a private consulting firm, but I interacted with local and county government departments frequently. My favorite department to talk to was undoubtedly Parks and Recreation. I never realized that most Parks and Rec were so extensive and amazing â€“ not only do they handle parks, but most departments also operate trails, dog parks, public gyms and pools, and bike paths.
So â€“ a little tip! If youâ€™re looking for a new cycling route or an â€˜undiscoveredâ€™ off-road running trail, just Google your city (or county) and â€œparks and recreation.â€
Thereâ€™s tons of info available online and most of the amenities are free! Well, paid for by your taxes. Practically the same thing, right?
Thanks to my Parks and Rec department, I found out that my aquatic center membership (AKA my pool) gives me access to another amazing gym run partially run by the city! I canâ€™t even believe that I get access to two great facilities for such a low price. Three cheers for city government!
Eats, Eats, Eats
Snack was a few handfuls of pumpkin seeds.
And dinner was a giant pancakeâ€¦. Yes, a giant, thick, fluffy pancake. With Greek yogurt, almonds, and blueberries. Breakfast. Itâ€™s whatâ€™s for dinner.
Thinking about an orange or a fruit smoothie for dessert.
Thought of the Day
â€œYou are free to experience life negatively or positively, and the choice you make determines whether you are at cause, or at effect, of the life you are living.â€ – Marianne Williamson