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Day #71 - Educational Exercise

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Last Wednesday, Day #71, 6/26/13 was pretty good.

Here's the exercise that I did Wednesday (6/26/13):



3.5 miles of walking - Wednesday's lunch walk was to the American Red Cross Headquarters

So Wednesday was another day where the afternoon temperatures reached into the mid 90s. I honestly did not feel like doing my entire lunch walk outside in that type of heat again (Monday and Tuesday were both very hot lunch walks). So I decided I wanted to walk somewhere that had air conditioning. I didn't want to necessarily go to a museum (they get pretty crowded during the day), so I needed to find somewhere else to go. So I did a little internet research and came up with the American Red Cross Headquarters. They do free tours every Wednesday and Friday, so that worked out perfectly. Here are some additional pictures from the walk:













So the tour of the American Red Cross HQ was great. I actually was on the tour by myself for most of the time. It was pretty cool. My tour guide was an archivist at the American Red Cross HQ and she absolutely loved talking about the organization. So on the tour I learned a ton about the American Red Cross, International Red Cross and Clara Barton (the founder of the American Red Cross). I also got to see a lot of cool Red Cross exhibits and items that were over 100 years old. So it was a very educational lunch walk.

I didn't get in any exercise in the evening because I had an evening meeting and had to do some work around the house, but it was still another good day.
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SUGAR0814 7/2/2013 11:26AM

    emoticon emoticon Pictures are great! Thanks for sharing!

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MARCIEMCGOWAN 7/2/2013 10:43AM

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Loved the Red Cross pictures. It is a great way to exercise and learn at the same time.

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SUNSHINE99999 7/2/2013 10:08AM

  this is pretty neat. I enjoyed the pictures. Have a safe 4th of July. emoticon

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CLESHER 7/2/2013 9:57AM

    That is so cool...thanks for sharing all the pictures....one of my employee's grand-daughter's Naomi who she raises, had to do a report on Clara Barton and the Amercian Red Cross last year for 4th grade...I helped my employee with the internet research...it is great to see the actual headquarters and some of the history....


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Do you have any fun 4th of July plans?

Cherrie

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NKING1982 7/2/2013 9:46AM

    Exercising physically and mentally, interesting

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