Well, the first-ever Lost City walking tour took place yesterday, and though my modest Midwestern blood does not permit me to boast, I think I can say it went well. The weather was fine, bright sun and just a touch of chill. I was blessed with a wonderful group of fellow walkers, inquisitive, intelligent and easygoing. They made it easy for this novice guide.
We tromped about from Henry to Degraw to Hicks, across the bridge to Union, Columbia and President and back. The whole walk took about two hours—a half hour longer than I expected. Looks like my wife was right, and I over-researched. Ah, well. The time flew. Which is not to say that by the end, I hadn't worked up a huge hunger, and was more than ready for a visit to the House of Pizza and Calzone. I was happy to see that two of my guests had taken me up on my suggestion to hit the place for lunch.
Just a note there are a few spaces left for the Sunday, Nov. 29, Thanksgiving tour, of the same area. If you're looking to walk off some of that turkey and stuffing, this is a good way to do it! Write me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And if you come, I'll tell you what intersection this picture, from 1945, depicts. You'd be surprised.