Franklin Hills East-Lyric Loop stairwalk #30

Tree with glass ornaments

This is Franklin Hills East-Lyric Loop, stairwalk #30, from the book, “Secret Stairs,” by Charles Fleming.   As I was driving to Franklin Hills to do this stairwalk, the song “Beautiful Day” by U2 was playing on the radio.  It was a beautiful day and the song definitely set the tone for the stairwalk. The first stair walk I did was this walk combined with Franklin Hills West,  stairwalk #31.  It was a walk led by Grace Vergara and the stairwalk meetup group.  It was difficult the first time because I wasn’t in shape for the stairs.  The second time I did this walk, it was led by author Charles Fleming and it was a combination walk of stairwalks #30 and #31.  Charles leads a monthly walk, the first Sunday of every month.  I have never done stair walks #30 and #31 separately and decided to do so.

One street I really enjoyed was Udell Court.  The houses on this street are very charming and unique in design.  No cookie cutter houses here.  The street is very narrow, so narrow that I had to get off the street and onto the stairs as a car was coming.  There is barely enough room for a car to pass with cars parked along one side the street, let alone a pedestrian.  There also are no sidewalks.  If two cars were coming towards each other in opposite directions, it would be difficult to pass.  As much as I love the street and the houses, I could never live on a street like that.

A little further up from Udell Court, I came across a house that is only accessible by the stairs.  It is a charming house with decorative tiles on the front porch.  The front door was open and I happened to catch a glimpse inside.  The inside was just as charming as the outside.  How I would love to have a tour inside this home.

After about 2 hours, I finished the stair walk.  At first I thought of doing stairwalk #31 but decided against it, saving it for another day, preferably in the morning when it is cooler. It was 90 degrees and I was ready to go home.

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2 Responses to Franklin Hills East-Lyric Loop stairwalk #30

  1. Wayne Hazle says:

    This the best walk I have done so far. I would love to do it again

    • Karen says:

      That is the first walk I did with the Secret Stairs meet up group. I was so out of shape and couldn’t keep up. I decided to get the book and do the walks on my own in order to get in shape. By the time I finished my 14th walk, I was joining the meet up group for their walks.

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