Walking, walking, bus and then more walking

Recently, I had some major maintenance on my car. Unfortunately, there was still a problem – its leaking oil – not good! I still like the shop I go to (Westcoast Tire & Service) and since they have a 100% guarantee on the work they do, it really wasn’t a big deal to take it back.

Usually when I drop off my car, I do it at night so my husband can drive me back home. Then when the car is ready, I take my dog, stroller & car seat and walk there to get it. The shop is a little less than 2 miles away so its a nice walk. Not too short, not too long.

But we didn’t have time to drop it off last night so today I drove my car to the mechanic and the three of us (Milan, Liberty and me) walked back – although technically, Milan just sat. When I got home and took my keys out of my pocket to open the door, I realized that I forgot to leave the car key – DOH!

So I made a yummy breakfast shake for me and Milan and then I headed to the computer to see about taking the bus. Luckily for me, I live in Los Angeles and metro.net has a handy-dandy trip planner. After we ate, I put Milan in my Ergo Baby Carrier, threw the diaper bag/backpack on my back and I took off for our little adventure.

We walked about 1/2 mile to the bus stop (I only wanted to take 1 bus instead of 2 so we had to walk farther to the stop). I got off on the stop before my stop cause I thought it was closer. I was wrong. So I walked another 1/2 mile to Westcoast Tire and Service. Then walked back another 1/2 mile because I wanted to take a look around Adventure 16 – its like REI.

There were so many things to look at. Milan had such a great time crawling around and playing with the camping pots and pans. You know he’s an official member of the Pots and Pans Rock-n-Roll band!

After perusing at all the fun things, we headed back to take the bus. Both bus trips were pretty uneventful. However, the bus driver almost took off when I was getting off my stop AND I learned that you need to push the doors open if you’re getting off at the back of the bus.

Then we walked back the 1/2 mile to our home. I must say, I’m really happy with my Ergo carrier. Its quick and easy to put Milan in and its really quite comfortable. Although, I must say, I’m still quite partial to my long piece of material that I use, too!

I’ve already walked about 4 miles today. Now I’m just waiting for the phone to ring so I can walk back another 2 miles to go pick up my car!

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