Unique Streets: 28
Miles Walked: 6.56
Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day, underlined are not in the city): Sussex Avenue, Cedric Avenue, Perri Drive, Beltram Avenue, Holcomb Avenue, Barbadoes Avenue, Tarbell Street, Rockford Avenue, Woodbourne Avenue, Harex Way, Chelton Avenue, Hobson Street, Lugi Way, Freedom Avenue, Trelona Way, Berkshire Avenue, Oakridge Street, Norabell Avenue, Civic Way, Unis Way, Sageman Avenue, Royal Way, Fortuna Avenue, Queensboro Avenue, Brookline Boulevard, Glenarm Avenue, Fitch Way, Edgebrook Avenue, Milan Avenue, Lynnbrook Avenue, Bellaire Avenue, Whited Street, Gallupe Drive, Roswin Drive, Alwyn Street, Bellaire Place, Birchland Street, Breining Street, Clippert Way, Wareman Avenue, Yola Way, Creedmoor Avenue, McNeilly Road, McNeilly Court.
Today, I took a long hot walk in Brookline. I parked near the Aldi on the corner of Sussex and McNeilly and started up. At this spot, Sussex Avenue mainly serves as the border between Baldwin and the City of Pittsburgh. On the right side, when you’re going up, there is one street that is not COP: Perri Drive. I found this very strange as I labored up Cedric. I spied a Gator on Rockford:
The area was mainly residential and very hilly. At the beginning of my walk, the sky was overcast and the heat wasn’t too terrible. Then the sun came out.
The Golden Girls helped keep this car cool:
Many yards had strange collections:
After walking many streets on the south side of Brookline Boulevard, I ventured up to the main drag for some food and more water. I did not fill it here:
I actually stopped in the Library to fill my bottle and then stopped in Antonio’s Pizzeria for a slice.
I crossed Brookline to walk some streets I’d already visited because I realized I’d missed some. I spied the UPMC building:
This guy or gal epitomized my feelings about being out in the hot sun:
After walking Lynnbrook, I’d hoped to take the Milan Avenue stairs to Whited but found a permanent closure:
My water was running low again and unfortunately, this sink wasn’t accessible or functional:
The heat was relentless and I slowly went down to Brookline Boulevard and then back up the hill I’d come down. I didn’t get many pictures until I came back down to McNeilly Road. Most of the other side of it is Baldwin Township except for a few streets. Since I had a flat walk to my car (yay! no more hills1) I walked up McNeilly Court and found a neat bridge over a creek filled with fish.
I’m glad I took that detour.