I live in downtown Atlanta.
Beginning in June, my neighbor, Faye and I began meeting in the lobby of our condo at 6:15 a.m. and walking. For several months we took a different direction, ending up in Midtown, about a mile and a half north, or over in Centenial Park (where the Olympic Rings fountain and bomb site is now a park). We watched the new World of Coca-Cola open its doors. We walked further west and south around Philips Arena, one day through a gathering crowd of American Idol wannabes. We walked through the construction of yet another W Hotel and up to Georgia Tech, which is an interesting and even attractive campus, though best seen on foot.
We often walked east along the Freedom Path that took us to the Carter Center and into Inman Park sometimes turning into the Sweet Auburn neighbhorhood and so passing the MLK, Jr. birthhome. A great street.
We called this the Lotta Fruita loop because we passed a great little cafe that sells only fresh fruit and salad and home made fruit popcycles.
But when we realized that our favorite walk actually yielded the most "steps" (I wear a pedometer), we decided to just walk that with only ocassional variations. It's a combo of neighborhood and Freedom Park trail and includes a bakery (Highland Bakery).
I've lost 15 pounds since starting and have grown, if not noticably thinner, certainly smoother and have a lot more energy. I also can't sleep later than 5:30 any more!