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Walking vs. Driving

May 22nd, 2022 at 01:51 pm

I forgot to add garlic to my shopping list when I picked up groceries from Wal*mart yesterday, so I grabbed my keys and walked to Publix. 


I needed to go to the bank as well and it’s in the same plaza so it worked out. 


The walk is about two miles total/round trip. I’m so happy to have done this, one it keeps me on track with my walking/exercise routine, and secondly I’m saving on gas. 


Wal*mart is a bit too far to walk, about 3 miles total. I tried that walk last week and was exhausted. I’ll walk to Publix if I have one or two items to pick up or if I need to go to the bank. This should help with gas. Now that I think about it, I have a Wal*mart grocery center that is much closer than their super center. That’s about a mile each way, I’ll go there instead. 

i like the idea of walking vs. driving. I've been considering doing this for quite some time and now I'm finally doing it. 

5 Responses to “Walking vs. Driving ”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    It's really nice to be in walking distance of a Publix! You can get just about anything there. Wish we had them up north.

  2. My English Castle Says:

    Great to live somewhere walkable.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    It sounds like a win save on gas and you exercise! Good for you!

  4. Lots of ideas Says:

    I live in the city and have never had a car here - I walk most everywhere.

    For shopping, I am limited to how much I can carry, although pre pandemic, once a month I walked to the supermarket once a month, did a β€˜big shop’ and took a taxi home.

    Now, I order non perishables from Walmart and Target - they have free delivery if you spend $35. I buy canned veggies, soup, crackers, salad dressing, flour, sugar, pasta sauce…stuff I can watch for good prices and it keeps. Because of where I live, the online prices are usually better than store prices. The delivery comes in a couple days.

  5. GoodLiving Says:

    That's my retirement goal is to live somewhere very walkable, with a town square where they have farmer's markets, music festivals and etc.

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