I love the proximity of our apartment to "town" - we're just a couple of blocks away from the post office, bank, craft store, the university and a bunch of other places that I can't think of right now. We've always lived far away from everything (relatively), so we are totally taking advantage by walking everywhere. I love, love, love it!
The other morning, Gage and I were running errands and I thought it would be fun to document. Here are the photos:
Decked out in winter clothes, ready for adventure.
Gage running ahead then waiting for his slow-poke mama to catch up.
Quick snow-playing, picture-taking detour.
Stopping for a donut after hitting up the post office and the bank.
When we were in Ukraine, one of the things that I really loved was that since we didn't have a car, we had to use the public transportation/walk if we wanted to go out. At first the metro stations were intimidating and I was scared that my legs would get chopped off by the little ticket-taker walk-through thingy, but after a couple of weeks and a lot of help from my sister-in-law and my brother, I could navigate on the little maps which metro I should take and then which bus or how far I'd have to walk to get to my destination.
I definitely love having a vehicle (even though it is the worst vehicle on the planet), but I also kind of hope that we'll end up in a city again for a while where won't need or want one. There's something so freeing about being at the mercy of public transport/your own two legs.