Walk ‘n Talk

I got home before it was dark out today due to a slightly shorter than normal day.

We took advantage of the fading sunlight to exercise my sore back.
The back has been sore for several days and I was in search of a heating patch.
So we set off for Bartell’s Drugstore – not the closest one, but the larger one in University Village.

It is between 1-1/2 to 2 miles from our house, and generally downhill to the shopping center.
Reaching our destination, they did not have the type of back patch we were looking for, or postcard backs, or LEGO figures or anything else we were looking for. We did manage to pick up TURBO Tax (ready for your W-2s Rey).

Heading through the mall on the way out we happened by a store that had LARGE bottles of the shampoo and conditioner I like that are very difficult to find in the large size. What’s another $100 or so. (But we did get 2 free travel sizes with the gigantic ones.)

Bumble & Bumble

Bumble & Bumble

Finally took a turn for home.

We headed up the 45th Street incline. (For those that know Seattle). This is a route that rises from the near lake level to the heights of the University. About a 200 foot gain in about 1/3 of a mile. That is really a hill, not an incline. It is a bit of a Seattle thing to differentiate between the various grades of hill. Sort of like twenty different varieties of precipitation.

Finally passed by another version of a drug store – but no back patches to my liking.
Home again, home again.

Almost $200 lighter (or heavier for the person carrying the bag) and despite no back patches, I think the walk may have helped.

2 Responses to “Walk ‘n Talk”

  1. RegenAxe Says:

    To quote Mark quoting someone else, “It’s just a hill, get over it!”
    It’s a good thing I wasn’t carrying a giant size bottle or two when he said it. 😉

    • raincharm Says:

      It was just a hill. Not just an inline, and not quite steep hill (as defined by raised bars across the sidewalk to help with traction, but not quite an actual set of stairs)

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