Afternoon pt today consisted of steps (in and out of the house and the truck), and walking (around several stores) in Longview. Our first stop was to shop for new walking shoes. Duane needed new ones to break in to his new gait. Mine had no tread left.
Since it’s been 2 1/2 years since I shopped for new walking shoes, I’d forgotten that this place is an exercise in futility for us. We don’t run, but we do serious walking for exercise. Dick’s caters to runners. They don’t sell walking shoes, but cross-overs, trainers, and running shoes. I find that these have two drawbacks. They either tip you forward, or they have Memory foam which quickly breaks down. The new styles and colors are not attractive either. We had better luck at Academy. Here, after a a bit of looking, we both found our favorite brands, New Balance and Saucony, both of which still make walking shoes.
Next stop was a quick trip around Sam’s Club for a few big package items, then time for lunch. Our pick was a well-established pizza place in Longview called Pizza King. Yelp gave it good reviews. We found it to be exactly what we like: nice thin crispy crust, good sauce, good service, reasonable price.
By the time we returned home (4 hours later), Duane was done.
Back to the grind next time.
Louise and Duane