Thursday, April 12, 2012

A Walk Around the Block

Last night (Friday) we decided to take a walk around the block after supper. It's definitely different from a walk around the block in our neighborhood in Syracuse (where the only thing of note was the Women's Info Center).

It took us about 40 minutes to walk the 2 miles around the block and here are some of the things we passed:
- Tops grocery store
- McDonalds
- Loyds of Lowville - a diner we're supposed to check out
- Kinney Drug Store
- a huge cow with sunglasses (Lady LaWinDa Milkzalot) that the kids pretended to milk
Milking LaWinDa Milkzalot
- a cheese shop offering 75 varieties of cheeses
- AMF plant (where I think I've heard all the bowling pins made in the US are made. We'll have to confirm that with our neighbor who works there. I'd love to get a factory tour as well.)
- a phone booth
- Kraft foods plant (I've heard that if you buy Kraft cream cheese east of the Mississippi it comes from that plant. Another fact I'll have to confirm. Another place I'd love a factory tour of.)
- Dunkin Donuts
- Subway
- a veternary clinic
- a laudrymat
- a couple car parts stores
- a Welcome to Lowville sign with ~7 churches advertised
- WalMart
That was the first ~1/2 mi then we turned left where the sidewalk ends and walked past some more things of note:
- a sign indicating we were entering the village of Lowville
- a couple of cow pastures one of which had 2 fire hydrants in it which we thought was kind of strange - our suggested reason for why was that maybe cows catch fire around here, the cows in the other one looked at us with curiosity, I'm not sure that many people walk around our block (on trip #2 around the block on Saturday night the cows caught sight of us and followed us all the way to the end of the fence, occasionally running to catch up - haha)
cows following us on Saturday night
- the former military housing where we thought we might live
- Tractor Supply
- a hill with a path on it that Abigail was so excited about she ran up it
- a couple of old cemeteries
- Then back onto S State where we passed the Ford dealership on our way home.

That was a lot of things I've never passed on a walk around the block before. So much exploring yet to do in this town :)

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6:08 PM

    cool! You orgainze both factory tours - same day - and we'll join you! are there other homeschooling folks in town? Sounds exciting!


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