Sunday, July 24, 2016

Tysons Galleria Escape From the Heat Walk

We usually walk about three miles every day. But even we can't stand the dreadful heat of the last few days past and a few more to come. The concrete national mall has little shade, and the neighborhood is just plain too hot. So we decided to drive out to Tysons last evening and check out the Tysons Galleria Mall that we haven't been to in quite some time. We arrived around 7:30 PM and it was very busy with primarily people out for dinner and other folks like us trying to get out of the heat and get in some exercise. All the restaurants were packed. As we walked the first, then second, and third level of the mall I noticed that Allen Edmonds, a Milwaukee/Wisconsin treasure, had opened a shop and my favorite Cole Haan shoe store vanished! It was upsetting! As time passed, the place was emptying out, and the third floor looked a lot like the long corridors of the Library of Congress that I used to walk in when I worked there. One whole turn around one level equaled about a 0.2 mile - the corridors here were definitely longer. So when it was over we tried to guess how far we actually went and it was 3.1 miles. It felt good to know we made the limit, but it takes a good twenty-five minutes to drive there from here. I suppose once in awhile it's okay, but we much prefer staying in the neighborhood. 

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