I love exploring. I can spend hours walking around looking at the sights and listening to the sounds of an area. I decided to start documenting my strolls with photos and adding them to the site in a new series I call street stroll. I started in the city I live in, Columbus Ga and picked one of the streets and areas that I love to visit...Bay Street and the River walk area. Plus I just purchased a new camera and this gives me a chance to learn to use it 😏
Bay Avenue runs right along the river and goes from 12th street near one of my favorite buildings, River Mill lofts, and goes down to 10th street ending at Woodfuff River Point Park and has several access paths and stairs down to the river walk.
As I walk and explore I try to discover sights or sounds that remind me of my Fab 5...Faith, Fitness, Family, Finances, and Fun. I don't always find things to match my list but this time I think I did. ☺️
Faith.....Meditation is a huge part of my spiritual practice and the island on the river walk is an amazing place to reconnect and clear your mind.
Fitness... Bay avenue is a perfect spot to exercise. There are sidewalks that run along the entire street and you have a great view of the 'Hooch. And if you need a longer trek, the Riverwalk is 22 miles long. There are always people walking, running and biking along the riverwalk. Some mornings there are paddle boat yoga classes. You can also tackle these steps a few times and your heart rate will get in the fat burning zone!
Family...Woodruff park has an amazing kids area, complete with playgrounds and a cooling splash pad. The park has a huge grassy area. This is where food truck festivals and many concerts are held. Great family entertainment!
Finances...this one was a stretch but one of my favorite views is from the island on the river that shows one of the large banking companies in the area, Synovus.
Fun...along the entire street and riverwalk are opportunities for fun. There is the Rivermill center for events, 11th and Bay restaurant for eats, Whitewater express for adventure and of course the park hosts all types of events monthly.
For me, the most fun and one of my favorite spots is this tree that grows on the riverwalk. I love how the branches stretch across the riverwalk providing the perfect canopy and much needed shade.
" Strollin' Strollin' we can have fun just strollin'. Rockin', rollin', oh yeah' ~Prince
Grab your camera, a good pair of shoes and go for a stroll. I would love to see what you find.