Thursday, April 19, 2012

What do I Miss Most About Living in the City?

The walking.   The kids are off from school this week, so yesterday my husband and I took the kids into the city for the day.  

First we went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art were we checked out the Egyptian Galleries and European paintings. 

Then, we just walked around the Upper East Side for a few hours shopping, and capped off the day by having dinner in a European-style bistro.  

We drove into the city.  Parked the car on the Upper East Side, and then from there just walked.   We walked for hours, and I wish I had my pedometer on to clock how many miles we covered. 

I miss walking like that.   I lived in New York for over ten years, and always adored just walking around.    I hated both the subways and buses and rarely took them, and I couldn't afford to cab it everywhere.    That pretty much left just walking as my primary mode of transport.  

Within a year of moving into the city, I dropped 15 pounds without really doing anything.

Walking is probably the reason why most New Yorkers are slender.   When walking is your primary means of transport, you can't help but to shed pounds.   I just wish the opportunity to walk for hours shopping, dining, etc., existed where I live now. 


  1. I grew up in NYC and agree 100%. While I love to walk where I live now (Maine) I can't walk year-round and I do need to drive to get to the stores. When I walk it's for the sake of walking as opposed to walking here and walking there. Also, I find I am able to walk more in NYC sometimes because of all of the interesting distractions that make me forget that I'm even exercising!

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