Walking Winchester actually followed a wonderful much-needed and much-desired swim at this 50-meter pool at the Jim Barnett Park Pool. Available pools have been scarce on this trip; however, I was well aware of that fact after doing research prior to the trip, and I knew what to expect. No worries; this road trip has been well worth the time lost out of the pool!
Having said that, it was a nice surprise to arrive at this 80-degree long course pool and have a lane all to myself. Ahhh, what a great way to start the day!
Since it was hot and humid today, our only other activity was to do a self-guided walking tour in Old Town
Winchester, have a late lunch- early dinner, and call it quits. Temperatures have been consistently about 10 degrees above average the last several days, so we have been careful to not let it wear us down too much. Besides, when you’re on the road for 40 days, little breaks now and then are much appreciated!
Walking Winchester was lovely. We found the town to be quite clean, tidy, and well-maintained; and, they did a great job restoring the historic downtown.
Dating back to 1752 when Winchester was founded, this charming town is filled with many beautiful stone buildings that have survived through the centuries. They are now cafes, attorney offices, or other businesses; however, each one has been restored and preserved meticulously.
A pedestrian mall was created from one of the historic streets, and it is a wonderful place to stroll, dine at an outdoor cafe (although we opted to dine inside due to the heat!), and browse the shops. I sure wish the city of Griffin, Georgia would do the same thing with Hill Street!