Summer is finally here to stay in Springfield, MO and we've been making the most of those warm summer nights by taking daily walks downtown. I load up all three kids and between the Ergo baby carrier and our jogging stroller, I get plenty of exercise and the older kids get to run off their extra energy. We sometimes sneak out in the morning before it gets too warm, too.
It's been one of my new ways of coping with life in general lately. I've been enjoying the exercise and endorphins and am so thankful we are this close to some fun downtown joints. Not everyone gets to walk three blocks to the library, a cupcake shop, a donut shop, three hole-in-the-wall burger joints, four coffee shops, all while meandering down colorful alleys with plenty of bike riding room without fear of getting run over. It's been such a perk of living here.
Also, when you walk to the donut shop, it almost cancels out the donut.
Have you been rediscovering anything about your town this summer?