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Monday, January 5, 2009

That's My World Tuesday: Crabtree Trail

In my opinion there are too many malls and shopping centers in Raleigh, NC, U.S. where I live. I hate the traffic and congestion and don't enjoy shopping that much. However, there is a rather pleasant trail that starts a few miles from my house where I can walk on foot to Crabtree Valley Mall.

Instead of driving to the mall, and looking for a parking spot, I can walk along Crabtree Creek and look at reflections in the water.

There are paths under the road and bridges over the water. Generally I don't see too many people on the path.

I can soak up some beauty before entering into the dreaded mall. I'm exaggerating. I don't hate malls that bad but I do hate parking that bad so arriving on foot with a backpack is so much nicer than driving.

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26 comments:

babooshka said...

Your world of reflections and nature trail and today is stunning and reminds me of my own beloved nature reserve. Island life for me.

fishing guy said...

Carver: Thanks for sharing this neat little walk to the mall. You are lucky to have it.

Sara G said...

Great post and photo's!!
Thanks for sharing your part of the world with us!!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Walking in nature with your camera is cheap entertainment and way more fun than shopping any day...at least according to me. ;-

Louise said...

I wouldn't be exaggerating if I said I hated malls and shopping. But getting to one on a path like this might make it worth the trip!

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for getting us away from the malls and into a beautiful envrionment.

ewok1993 said...

Now that is the way to go to the mall. Glad you have that place within walking distance.

Happy 2009.

imac said...

Im with you on that Carver, a stroll through the wood and countryside, cant beat it esp if you hace a camera in your hands.

ms426d said...

Great way to get to the mall like we seem to need to do once in awhile. Would kind of limit spending too, only what you can carry home. Beautiful way to save money.

Wren said...

Much nicer than my route to the mall, which involves interstate highway.

Even without a destination, this would be a lovely place for a walk.

marcia@joyismygoal said...

that is awesome that you can do that i used yo do that in Ohio too but here it is a5 miles which might take a bit too long:) but your photos and trip are so lovely

Indrani said...

Your mall is so close to nature! Lovely shots!

janeywan said...

You right malls and parking aren't as much fun as the trip there, well at least in your case.

Nice shots!

Dirk said...

What a fine way to go to the mall! Very nice area (and no parking problem this way :-)

Lilli & Nevada said...

What a lovely walk you took us on, and as for malls i hate them so will not find me there but maybe once a yr. Like this yr i have gone into one of our malls just after x-mas to Sears and that was it, didn't buy a thing.

ViennaDaily said...

Some of us have a secret place where we enjoy being alone...very peaceful!

Arija said...

What a nice way to go shopping, even I could be persuaded to go now and then, well , maybe then. Mostly though just to walk with my camera.

Dragonstar said...

These are all fine shots, and I love the first one!

The Arthur Clan said...

Now that is the perfect way to go to the mall! What an absolutely gorgeous view you had on your walk. Your photos are wonderful.

~Angie
www.thearthurclanphotos.blogspot.com

onangelwings said...

What an awesome post. Great photos and very nice reminder of the beauty that surrounds us.

antigoni said...

Great place. I sure want to visit it one day.

maryt/theteach said...

Lucky you can have such a lovely walk to your mall, Carver! Thanks for sharing! :)

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Well, that's neat that you have this little area to walk.... a little oasis.
I just wish we had a mall!! LOL

Mojo said...

Well this'll tell you how long it's been since I went to the "dreaded mall". I know exactly where in the parking lot this trip ends, but I don't ever remember seeing that foot bridge before!

And if this is the trip from your house, you can't live more than a mile or maybe two from me! I thought you were further north...

lissa said...

looks like a wonderful place to take a walk, a break from the everyday rush

becky voyles said...

the 1st shot is just perfect!

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