derics route_150Not to brag, but it’s Friday afternoon and I just feel compelled to share the joy of living in a place where I can reach most everything I want on foot or on bike.

At 8:30 this morning I walked 15minutes from my apartment on Capitol Hill to Downtown Seattle where I work.Mid-day I jumped on my bicycle (I left it here last night) and cycled 20 minutes to a lunch-time pick up soccer game in the Queen Anne neighborhood.After the game, I stopped by my father’s house for a cup of soup and a quick rinse. I was back downtown 10 minutes later. (My whole day’s route is highlighted in red on the map.)

By 6:15 tonight, when I get home, I’ll have put in seven and half hours on the job, gotten plenty of exercise, and spent time with my family.Needless to say, it feels great to have my life close at hand. I’m not sure yet what I’m doing tonight, but perhaps I’ll head out to one of the 483 restaurants within one mile of my house. Or maybe I’ll just stay home.