Archive for September, 2011

  • This week, one of us really didn’t feel like hiking what we expected to be a ho- hum area of town. It was a foggy weekend morning and lounging in a warm bed seemed infinitely more appealing than hiking along Las Positas Road, but the OTHER urban hiker was insistent that we carry on in our quest to walk all 256 miles of public streets within the city Santa Barbara. And so, with a very bad attitude, the recalcitrant urban hiker agreed to get up and go. This is the hike we took. # # # # We parked […] 0

    The Longest Mile

    This week, one of us really didn’t feel like hiking what we expected to be a ho- hum area of town. It was a foggy weekend morning and lounging in a warm bed seemed infinitely more appealing than hiking along Las Positas Road, but the OTHER urban hiker was insistent that we carry on in our quest to walk all 256 miles of public streets within the city Santa Barbara. And so, with a very bad attitude, the recalcitrant urban hiker agreed to get up and go. This is the hike we took. # # # # We parked […]

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  • This week we continued our quest to walk all 256 miles of public streets within the city limits of Santa Barbara. Rather than report on a specific adventure, we’ve decided to indulge you with a few photos of the remarkable details we’ve discovered downtown. We’re convinced that unless you see most of these while on foot, you haven’t had a chance to savor them or think about their purpose. The Greek Philosopher Heraclitus said, “Whoever wishes to know about the world must learn about it in its particular details.” Here are some of the “particular details” of our town. […] 0

    In the Details

    This week we continued our quest to walk all 256 miles of public streets within the city limits of Santa Barbara. Rather than report on a specific adventure, we’ve decided to indulge you with a few photos of the remarkable details we’ve discovered downtown. We’re convinced that unless you see most of these while on foot, you haven’t had a chance to savor them or think about their purpose. The Greek Philosopher Heraclitus said, “Whoever wishes to know about the world must learn about it in its particular details.” Here are some of the “particular details” of our town. […]

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