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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Out and About - Appreciating Scenery

It was a beautiful Sunday that started out like most Sundays, but went on to be an amazing day. I caught the bus that would take me to the train station. My fellow passengers were either still sleepy or solemn-looking but I, on the other hand, was wide awake with my cup of hot decaf coffee in my favorite Starbucks cup.

As I walked into the train station, I was happy to see that the train was only two stops away. I looked around me and the train station was packed with people, unlike how early Sunday mornings usually are. I soon recalled that the Boston Marathon runners were in town and I admired all their colorful running shoes. The train came and I sat comfortably, putting on my earphones and listening to The Martian on Audible.

Church was wonderful and afterwards, I met up with my friend, who had told me earlier in the week that she was going to give me a tour of the wharf in the city. I was equipped with my running shoes and ready to enjoy a long walk after church.

I can't begin to tell you how great the city looked. The weather still held a slight chill, but it was sunny and clear. There were so many people around doing one thing or another and I admired the structures and waters around me. It's true what they say about being in a place and not really knowing the place. Most of us stick to a daily routine that doesn't give us time for exploration. It's always good to take time out of our busy schedules to walk around or drive around, depending on our locations and explore.

Go farther than you usually do. Eat in places that you're not familiar with. Attend shows that you think aren't your taste. You don't have to spend so much travelling when you have gems hiding within your city. All you have to do is to go looking for them. My walk, which was long by the way, was a sweet experience; one that I hope to do more often.

(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor)

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