Athens, OH 8 November 2020 –
Yesterday, my roommate Kayla and I decided we both needed to step away from computers and schoolwork. It was very nice and sunny, so we went for a picnic on West Green. We made sandwiches, a fruit salad, and bottled some cranberry juice to drink. We grabbed a disposable tablecloth and one of my blankets and started our walk to West Green.
We walked down Court Street and all the local shops were open, so we made a mental note to check them out on our way back. Part of our journey included going under the new Richland Avenue Bridge. We admired the new walkway and the remodel of the front of West Green.
We wanted to sit a bit closer to the engineering building (Stocker Center), so we walked up the beautiful green. We found a nice shady spot under one of the many trees and started our set up. Once we had our picnic ready, we started to savor the weather and the feeling of being on West Green. There were only a few people out, a senior getting some pictures taken, and the occasional student out on a walk.
We reminisced about our semester and what went well or plans for the upcoming semester. We both want to read more and take daily walks. After talking and enjoying the weather we packed up our things and headed back home.
We did remember to stop by the local shops, and I got a few smaller gifts. An ornament for a family member and locally made stickers for some gift boxes Kayla and I were working on. Overall, getting out of our apartment was very much needed and a good way to get some extra vitamin D.