Monday, February 22, 2010

Family Walks

Journal Entry February 21, 2010: Weight = 171.2; Coinage = $2.97, 97 pennies (one wheat), 14 nickels, 8 dimes, 2 quarters; Glass bottles = 14; Ground Scores = 3; Best coinage find = after several days, still finding numerous coins scattered over the parade routes of Mid-City from the Endymion Mardi Gras parade.

Journal Entry Feb. 22, 2010: Weight = 173.4 lbs; Coinage = $4.34, 134 pennies (2 wheat), 11 nickels, 17 dimes, 3 quarters; Glass bottles = 14, Ground scores = 5 including two clothing articles to be recycled. Best coinage = more than one dollar found on the concrete platform of a car wash vacuum canister, not in the canister, then noting their proximity to the trash cans, took a look, and found another dollars worth in change in the can.

Feature entry: Family Walking

As the MoneyWalkers have watched their three children grow into adulthood and with their own families to raise, finding quality time with them is a premium. One of the ways that we connect is to take family walks and family hikes. Our Washington D.C. gang has introduced us to Billy Goat Trail near the Great Falls region of Maryland. You’ve got to try that trail if you are ever in the area. Our New York/CT gang enjoys taking us to nature hikes in the gorgeous New England countryside. We follow the suggestions in a book “Great Family Hikes in Connecticut.” And a third branch was responsible for the “Man Up Walk” honoring a late local sports caster that said he would walk down Bourbon street dressed as a woman if the Saints ever went the SuperBowl. We featured several "women" from the walk a few blogs back.

Our latest family walk was during the period just in front of the famous Krewe of Rex's parade on Fat Tuesday also known as Mardi Gras day. The photograph was captured by a street commentator for Neworleans. Com. To see the MoneyWalkers and other Mardi Gras sights use the URL below.

Three sets of the MoneyWalker clan are featured in the photo. As you can tell we used a Peter Pan theme. Mr and Ms MoneyWalker are second and third from the left beginning with the Indian. Family Walking may not burn many calories or result in much coinage plunder, but it was the best walk this money walker has completed in a long time.

The MoneyWalker

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