Do we really pay attention to which way everything goes? I think we are so automatic in our routines we have no idea what we see. That is why I enjoy the Which Way challenge.
This challenge sets out a broad set of criteria:
- Roads: gravel, asphalt, cobbled, dirt, freeway, expressway, highway, bridges
- Indoor walkways: hallways, aisles, people movers
- Outdoor walks: sidewalks, paths, trails
- Stairs, elevators, escalators, or steps: indoors, outdoors
- Railway tracks, monorails, ski lifts
- Runways and starmacs
- Ferry’s, canals and lochs
- Parking lots, private driveways
- Signs of any kind: directional, informational, store signs, wind vanes
- Maps that are posted as signs
Highways 11 & 58 are two of the major ones in the eastern United States. I lived on Highway 11 for two and a half decades without realizing its importance.
I live in a small town called Abingdon, in the state of Virginia. We are known for the Virginia Creeper Trail a hiking/biking trail and Barter Theater, where actors and actresses like Gregory Peck, Patricia Neal, Ned Beatty and others got their starts.
I am also blessed to live within sight of Interstate 81 which runs from Maine down into Tennessee. There is such an advantage to having such ready access to a super highway like this.
After nearly two years of multiple walks each day my miniature Sheltie certainly knows the way when we go out for a walk. I don’t always take her on the same circuit, but there is only a few possibilities, so she usually can figure it out quickly.