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OCTOBER 3, 2007

Izz and Dex with backpacks, walking to school
Dex

Posted by: Dex
6:39am

Today is Walk to School Day. Did you know that Izz's dad used to walk to school uphill and backwards – both ways?

Izz

Posted by: Izz
6:42am

Ugh. Please don't remind him...

Izz's Dad

Posted by: Dad
6:45am

Did someone say walk to school? In MY day we had to walk three miles, rain or shine. Or snow. Or hail. Or drizzle. Or drizzle that looked like hail but was really regular drizzle only bigger. You kids don't know how lucky you are.

Izz

Posted by: Izz
6:47am

I warned you not to set him off. Still, try this out: this site lets you calculate your neighborhood's "Walk Score." Walking to school is green because it uses no gasoline and doesn't pollute. No carbon footprint! It's also very good to get outdoors and enjoy the world around you and get a little exercise while you're at it.

Dex

Posted by: Dex
6:49am

Neat. That site isn't bad: you type in your address (with your parents' permission!) and it finds all the schools, restaurants, grocery stores and things that are within walking distance. Then it spits out a number — the closer you are to 100, the more walkable your neighborhood.

Izz

Posted by: Izz
6:53am

How do you get around in your neighborhood? Do you think a Walk Score is important? Tell us your Walk Score!