Written by: Leverne Brown
As you may have heard, Saturday, April 22nd was Earth Day. I have always felt that everyday should be Earth Day, but for now I will have to settle for at least one day of social media awareness. I will have to settle for at least one day of less littering, one day of more recycling, and one day of marching and tree-planting. With any luck, it will become contagious. One of my favorite things about living in the Central Valley is the plentiful, and convenient access to the great outdoors and the countless activities available to us with just a short drive. Hiking, skiing, water sports, mountain biking, and countless other outdoor activities are available to us all year round.
With all of the options within reach, sometimes we forget that we have beauty in our own backyard. As a resident, I believe Clovis is something special. There is an element of pride and a commitment to cleanliness that sometimes we take for granted. Our own Buchanan Neighborhood has a plethora of parks, and several trails that are easily accessible, shade-filled, and pet friendly. Today I felt the need to remind myself that sometimes you don’t even have to get in the car to experience the beauty of the nature that our city strives to uphold. So, I did what many of us Fitbit junkies do, I took a walk.
Beginning at Railroad Park, I ventured over to the Old Town Clovis Trail to cross Peach Avenue. I’ve been on all portions of this trail and Dry Creek Trail, but the section from Peach to Willow is my favorite. It’s wonderful being able to avoid traffic, all the while taking in the beautiful landscaping, and almost forgetting that you are still in the Valley! The bonus perk is that when you come out on the other side, you are directly behind the Parkway Trails Shopping Center! If you’re as fortunate as I was today, it will be just in time for lunch at Mr. Sushi–#2. Buchanan Roll anyone?
What are you waiting for? Get your kids, your dog, and your Fitbit and join me on the Clovis Trails!
I am so thankful to live in the Central Valley, but even more grateful for all of the benefits of our Buchanan Neighborhood. If you would like to make this area your home as well, contact one of Guarantee Real Estate’s Buchanan Experts today, and we can help you make your move.