This is the last weekend before my endeavor in carlessness begins. I've tried to take care of some things that don't necessarily require a car, but are much less headache-inducing with one. Mainly, I went to the grocery store to stock up on items that suck to carry several blocks: the huge container of orange juice I always get, milk, and cereal.
From my apartment at Colesville Road and Spring Street, the closest grocery store is the Whole Foods located on Wayne Avenue. I like Whole Foods for picking up fresh produce, just a few items here and there - not a huge trip to the grocery store. I've never really thought about driving there - it probably takes as long as walking. So maybe I only get a few things there because I walk, or maybe I walk because I only need a few things.
For huge trips though, I drive down to the Giant past the metro on East West Highway. It's definitely walkable - but not if I'm picking up a gallon of milk or a gallon of orange juice, or a few boxes of cereal. So, while I hate driving places I could just as easily walk to, my rule has pretty much been walk to Whole Foods and drive to Giant.