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Way back when…

We all remember how it was when we where young. We all had 10 miles to school. We had to walk through the djungel, wade through water, eat only small rocks, and now and then sleep in a cave on the way home when we quit school late.

Lotten has checked how far she was walking to school, and discovered it was not at all 10 miles, but maybe a thousand meters. Hey! I thought, I had 10 miles to school! So I checked. You can see on the map below how I had to walk. On my own I must say, crossing one (or two) major roads when being 6, 7 and 8 years old (at 1, 2 and 3 on the map). I can see I did not have 10 miles either. Only maybe 500 meters, 600 meters and 2km. Disappointing… Memories are better as memories I guess, and they should stay that way. Or else I have to stop talk about me fighting with bears and tigers just because I wanted to finish my math test.

Updated: As you can see on the map, I can not even measure correctly. Correct distances are probably 300 meters, 400 meters and 1km.

How I walked to school when I was young(er)

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