I’ve been using the FourSquare app on my phone. The premise is that I check into places and then my friends know where I am. If I don’t want my friends to know where I am, I can go “off the grid”. I’m enjoying the challenge of finding new places to visit. This is as easy as can be when traveling or when starting up the program, but now my summer trips are slowing down and I’ve already checked into most of my regular spots (grocery store, Starbucks, fav. restaurants, local library, etc.) So, my personal challenge is one new place every day during the rest of 2011.
There are two reasons to do this
1.) It gets me out and about to new and interesting places. I’m learning things about my community!
2.) It provides a snapshot of various places. In the short time that I’ve been working on the ‘New Place of the Day’ project, several of the places have closed. This blog is a way to remember, not just the big glitzy places, but the individual stores and community places.
This project was inspired by MakeSomething365.com
As of 8/22/10 I’ve checked in 267 times. I’ve traveled in five states (WA, TX, CA, MT, ID) and two provinces (NB and AB).