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Monday, June 6, 2011

My Run Route Specials...

Some people run for a "runners high".  Some people run to keep in shape. Me? I run to look at houses.
Here are some of my favorites along my route. If you are a local, see if you can name the location!
If you live in one of these houses, please don't sue me or take out a restraining order.
(I am free for a tour, however!)


  1. We must run in the same general area--along University--but I go down McKinley, while I'm guessing you go down Willis.

    LOVE these houses too!

  2. Ooooh, you're good! Bud Light for you!

  3. Love them all! One of those is Bob's favorite in Champaign. I just ran a new route last week and didn't even notice how far I'd gone because I was so busy gawking ...

  4. Okay, I don't run, but that's my hood! Clark and Willis, Willis and Springfield, Clark and Willis again, Ben Watts' house on University and McKinley and University! (I'm just excited that I actually know the answer to something - even if everyone else does too!)

  5. What fun! I used to live in Champaign (our first house was in the 1100 block of W. John St.) I'm not sure how I stumbled onto your blog, but this post brought back some wonderful memories. Keep posting photos for those of us who aren't there anymore!


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