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Bellevue and King

The beautiful fall weather enticed a new record number of 25 walkers to come out November 7 for the Piedmont Recreation Department's Walking on Wednesdays weekly stroll. It was by far the largest number of walkers, prompting one member to suggest they might need a parade permit.

Three of the walkers, learned about Walking on Wednesdays the previous Monday at the first

meeting of the Recreation Department's newly launched First Mondays Reading Group.

The Walking on Wednesday group has an informal objective of eventually walking every

street in Piedmont. It is getting harder to find new, readily accessible streets because

the walkers have covered a lot of ground and streets since the group started last April. However, Priscilla Wanerus has been tracking the walked streets on a map of Piedmont, and the map

was helpful to see streets, or at least parts of streets, where the group hasn't gone. Two beautiful, not-visited streets were Bellevue Avenue and the upper part of King Avenue. The group made them their destinations on a route that took them from their Exedra starting point on Highland to Sheridan to Lincoln to King, and then on to Farragut to Sea View to Mountain to Bellevue, and then

back to the Exedra down Pacific to Dormidera to Mountain to Highland. The walkers covered

many beautiful streets on the beautiful day. Along the way walkers also shared knowledge

and personal memories of some of the homes they passed. The walk lasted about 90 minutes

and covered a little over two miles.

On King Avenue the group stopped for a group photo in front of the stately home at 60 King, formerly owned for more than 40 years by Betty Hine, a champion of the Piedmont Center for the Arts.

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