Real Trail Talk: the Levine Family



Who are you? Levine Family (Steph, Elliot, Sophia, Ben…and Rosie (the dog))

How do you use the Trail?   Most evenings, we are either riding our bicycles or walking the trail with our dog.

How is your life different having the Cultural Trail downtown?  We see the Cultural Trail as an extension of our neighborhood in Ransom Place. It connects us to our favorite downtown destinations, including the Downtown Canal, Zoo, Central Library, CFI-2 school playground, and many local restaurants and businesses.  The art installations are wonderful too, and make the Cultural Trail more than than just a wide sidewalk.  You can’t really appreciate Looking Through Windows, Swarm Street, or Ann Dancing if you’re whizzing by in a car.

Any good stories to share from your time on the Cultural Trail? Share something you’ve seen or experienced that maybe you were or weren’t expecting.  One of my favorite memories on the Trail occurred almost 3 years ago.  We were out for a walk after dinner to the Canal.  The kids were walking ahead of us, and joined hands to walk together. I just remember saying to myself, “Ah, this is the life.”

Any final thoughts? Let’s just say we will never have to submit to suburbia!