Where Did I Walk Today? To the Regal Beagle!

On the 1970s sitcom Three’s Company, the cast members would occasionally be seen having meals/ drinks at a local bar/restaurant called the “Regal Beagle.” It was a great place for the sleazy Larry Dallas to put the moves on someone female, hapless and braless…or at least talk about it.

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Check out the pay phone in the background!

My own neighborhood also has a Regal Beagle Lounge! I’ve only set foot inside of it a couple of times, and both times because trivia was being hosted there. It was a very short experiment with a Saturday trivia scene in early 2013, which ended nearly as soon as it started. I have no photos of the interior, but it’s a dive bar with uncushioned booth seating. Was it orange? Avocado green? Brown? Bright yellow? I don’t remember…though it did appear that the bar had not received any kind of “upgrade” to its decor since maybe the late 1970s.  The bar only accepted  cash – no plastic money. Good thing one of the people playing the trivia game with us happened to bring cash – and the drinks were super cheap!

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The Regal Beagle Lounge, on East Michigan Avenue in Ypsilanti, MI. This is a VERY  busy road, and I didn’t like being on it for long!  I actually saw a “real” beagle while I was out walking, but didn’t take a picture (would have had to photograph the dog’s owner too).

Per Google maps’ reckoning, I covered 4.2 miles on today’s walk, which took just a little more than an hour to finish. This is the longest “solo” walk I’ve done this year.  My “focus” today was on speed – while I enjoy the nature walks with my husband, I need to go “off leash” once in a while and walk the speed my legs want to take me. It’s not always easy to match the pace of a walking partner – whether they’re walking too fast for you – or too slowly for you. Even though I was focused on speed today, I did manage to take the time to snap some pics:

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Love those bright colors!

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Gremlin! Love those old AMC cars…

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Have you seen Trixie?

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Love the bright shirts when I’m out for a walk!

Today’s “soundtrack” took a bit of effort to nail down. I had to hit “next” on quite a lot of tracks in the search for the perfect tunes to help keep me steppin’. A list of some of today’s walking tunes:

  • Everything’s Gone Green, New Order
  • Pilgrimage, nine inch nails
  • The Day The World Went Away, nine inch nails
  • True Faith, New Order
  • Stayin’ Alive, Bee Gees (this one always makes me swagger a bit)
  • Angelsea, Cat Stevens
  • Night on Disco Mountain, Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack
  • Paradise, Coldplay
  • To Live and Die in L.A., Wang Chung
  • Mid Life Crisis, Faith No More

 

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