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Pace Yourself
Measured in miles per hour

Half Speed: 1-2 MPH

Casual: 2 -3 MPH

Moderate: 3 MPH

Moderate plus: 3 1/2 MPH

Brisk: 4 MPH

Very Brisk: Over 4 MPH

 

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Potential new Weekly Walk

Carol B. would like to lead walks in North County on Wednesday mornings around 8 am beginning in September. She is looking to see how many people would be interested in joining her. The walk would be at a moderate pace for approximately 3 miles either in Rancho Bernardo, Poway or Escondido.

If you are interested please call the Walkabout office at (619) 231-7463 and put your name, phone number, and preference of walking area on the list.

 

Walkabout International November 2014

WEEKLY REPEATING WALKS

Mondays

10:00 am

CROWN POINT AREA BECKONS. Start out your week with beautiful scenic views of Mission Bay and nearby homes as a guest leader takes the group on a moderate to moderate-plus flat walk for about 2 hours with a pause for coffee or yogurt. Take I-5 to Grand Ave. and go west to Lamont St., turn left on Lamont St., then right on Crown Point Dr. to meet at the west end of the parking lot by the park’s southern end restrooms. To use public transport, take the trolley to Old Town and board the #9 bus at 9:10, get off at La Cima Dr. and walk 3 blocks east to the parking lot. Rain cancels. Kathy L. (858) 484-0349.

Tuesdays

6:30 pm ***NOTE NEW LOCATION***

ABOVE THE BAY. Join us for some exercise and fabulous views of the lights around Mission Bay. Meet by Carl's Jr. at Clairemont Dr. and Burgener Blvd. for a hilly, 1-hour plus, moderate to moderate-plus walk (see Thomas Guide 1248-F6). Rain, but not mist, cancels. Flashlight recommended. Please call Teri E. (858) 483-0512 or Jill F. (858) 292-4231 to make sure walk is "on" for the week.

Wednesdays

3:00 pm ***NOTE NEW TIME***

WEDNESDAY WORKOUT. Join us at Pioneer Park in Mission Hills next to Grant School at Washington Pl. and Randolph St. for a 1½ hour moderate-plus walk. We head in a different direction each week to explore Old Town, Hillcrest, Bankers Hill, or Mission Hills. Rain cancels. Come and have some fun! Barbara N. (619) 226-3024.

Thursdays

10:00 am ***NO WALK THANKSGIVING DAY***

MISSION BEACH NORTH & SOUTH. Walk the beach or the bay and stop for coffee near the end of this moderate-plus or moderate flat walk. Meet at the Belmont Park ticket booth off Mission Blvd. To use public transport, ride the trolley to Old Town, take the #8 bus at 9:40 to Mission Blvd. arriving at 9:54, and walk across the street. Rain cancels. Kathy L. (858) 484-0349.

10:00 am

SHELTER ISLAND WALK & TALK BUNCH. Sandra, Sally and Friends will do a casual+ walk from the Bali Hai Restaurant to the Friendship Bell and back on flat sidewalks (about 2.2 miles round trip, about 60-70 minutes including pit stop). Breathe delicious ocean air and enjoy dynamic bay and city views from ships to wildlife. You may stop at one of the many benches and rejoin us on the return leg. Meet at east end of the island to the right of the Bali Hai by the lamp post and hand rails, where we will stretch for a few minutes. If you're late, drive down the island and join us along the way. Take the #28 bus and walk approximately 3 blocks to the Bali Hai where there is ample free parking. Optional eats afterward. Rain cancels. Join us - just for the health of it! Sally R. (619) 222-3800.

10:15 am ***NO WALK THANKSGIVING DAY***

MORNING STROLL IN BALBOA PARK. Meet at the Senior Lounge across from the Museum of Photographic Arts to walk at a casual pace through beautiful Balboa Park for about 45 minutes. Terrain is flat and mostly paved. Stay after for optional coffee. For public transport, use the #7 bus. Rain cancels. Mary T. (619) 291-1349.

Fridays

4:30 pm ***NOTE NEW TIME***

MISSION HILLS MEANDER. Come see the great views and picturesque homes and gardens of this old neighborhood on a 1-hour casual walk for about 2.5 miles on flat terrain. Meet at the coffee shop at 1920 Ft. Stockton Dr. From Washington St., go north on Goldfinch St. and west on Ft. Stockton Dr. Rain cancels. Wear white at night. Pat P. (619) 291-6162.

Saturdays

6:00 pm ***NOTE NEW TIME & LOCATION***

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, LIVES! Join our varied leaders as we rejuvenate one of Walkabout's most venerable evening walks, a casual pace through the downtown streets of San Diego in search of the new and different in the city's center. Meet outside the historic Balboa Theater entrance (4th & D Sts.) for a 90-minute visit downtown. The route (and leaders) may vary each week, and an optional dinner gathering follows. Take public transportation or consider free, machine validated 3-hr. parking offered at the Horton Plaza parking garage. Rain cancels. Leaders: Dan, Donna and Jerry (new recruits welcome). (619) 231-7463.

Sundays

8:15 am

MERRY GO-ROUND. Start from the carousel in Balboa Park and join us on one of the most scenic walks in San Diego. Our moderate-plus pace encompasses the harbor, downtown, Bankers Hill and bridges depending on size of group and mood. Allow 3 hours, which includes a coffee break. To use public transport, take the trolley to 3rd Ave. and C St. At 3rd Ave. and Broadway take the #7 bus at 7:42 or 7:48. Arrive at Zoo Pl. at 8:00 or 8:06. Meet Rick at the carousel at Park Blvd. and Zoo Pl. (858) 565-7212.

Hike wednesdays & saturdays

Time: TBA

WILDERNESS HIKE. Details e-mailed a day or two before. IMPORTANT HIKE INFO: Park on the street in front of the Methodist Church, 2111 Camino del Rio South (west of Texas St.). Be prepared to drive yourself if there are no other carpoolers. Bring lunch, 2-3 quarts of water, sun and rain protection, and lug-soled shoes. “First timers" must call the leader. All participants must be in top condition, well prepared for trail conditions and will be accepted at the leader’s discretion. Hikers must be able to keep pace with the group. Check http://www.walkabouthikes.org as weather or unusual conditions may cause the hike to be moved or canceled. If you have any questions, please contact the relevant hike leader as noted below.

Date

Contact Information

Nov 1

Candy: (619) 435-2894 or ccbeckwith146@yahoo.com

Nov 5

Don: dpiller@cox.net or (760) 796-4007

Nov 8

Candy: (619) 435-2894 or ccbeckwith146@yahoo.com

Nov 12

Don: dpiller@cox.net or (760) 796-4007

Nov 15

Bill: (619) 206-5809 or wa4lrm@gmail.com

Nov 19

Stan H: (619) 448-1668 before 6:00 pm or shunt92071@yahoo.com

Nov 22

Candy: (619) 435-2894 or ccbeckwith146@yahoo.com

Nov 26

Stan H: (619) 448-1668 before 6:00 pm or shunt92071@yahoo.com

Nov 29

Bill: (619) 206-5809 or wa4lrm@gmail.com

 

 

 

MORE GREAT WALKS this month

 

Sunday, November 2

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS AT 2 AM. REMEMBER TO SET YOUR CLOCKS BACK 1 HOUR.

7:15 am

BREAKFAST SPECIAL DOWNTOWN. Let's explore the harbor north or south with a flat, moderate, 1-hour walk to see what changes are going on downtown and along the harbor. We will start from Ruocco Park at the intersection of Harbor Dr. and Pacific Hwy. (across from former police station). Meters are free on Sundays. All trolleys go to Amtrak station and then a 15-minute walk 1 block west to Pacific Hwy. and 4 blocks south to Harbor Dr. gets you there. Optional breakfast follows. Rain cancels or postpones. Pat's Pals (619) 469-6223.

Monday, November 3

6:30 am

SUNRISE SERIES: KENSINGTON. Gardens are in bloom in this charming area at this time of year as we take a moderate flat 1-hour walk to view gardens and homes followed by an optional breakfast. Meet at the library at Kensington St. and Adams Ave. Pat K. (619) 469-6223.

Wednesday, November 5

10:00 am

SUNSET CLIFFS. Robert and Friends will enjoy a 1-hour casual, flat walk to view the cliffs, ocean and lovely homes. Meet at the corner of Sunset Cliffs Blvd. and Point Loma Ave. Take the I-8 west to its end, turn left onto Sunset Cliffs Blvd. and proceed through Ocean Beach to Point Loma Ave. (Note: not West Point Loma Blvd.) To use public transport, take the westbound #35 bus to arrive at the meeting place at 9:43 or before. Optional eats/refreshment afterward. Rain cancels. Robert B. (858) 414-6181.

1:00 pm

Tide Pooling. Meet at the ice cream store at La Jolla Blvd. and Pearl St. It is advisable to bring a hiking stick. We’ll take a casual walk to Coast St and onto the beach. You can sit on the rocks and wait for our return up the stairs in the other direction going back to Coast St. We’ll have a color guide book of the sea creatures. Virginia C. (619) 231-7463.

Thursday, November 6

6:30 am

SUNRISE SERIES: CLAIREMONT. Meet at Clairemont Dr. and Rappahannock Ave. by the CCSA Building as we explore for 1 hour the almost finished area with new landscaping, etc. As usual there will be 2 groups, casual and moderate paced. Watch the weather and dress accordingly. Bring money for optional breakfast afterward. Verna (619) 276-3055.

Saturday, November 8

9:30 am

Sculpture Gardens. Meet Virginia in the parking lot at Muir College, 9500 Gilman Dr., 92093 (UCSD/La Jolla) for a casual walk to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, where we will see the sculptures in the Healing Arts Garden. We will walk back to the parking lot where we started. Take Torrey Pines Rd. and turn at Muir College (from the south turn right/from north turn left) into the free parking lot. We'll have a guide book with lots of info to share. (619) 231-7463.

Sunday, November 9

7:15 am

BREAKFAST SPECIAL IN BALBOA PARK. The park is beautiful any time of the year with many paths to explore on this flat walk at your own pace. Eating and chatting afterward (Greek?) is optional but great fun. Meet at the carousel on Park Blvd. at Zoo Pl. Pat’s Pals (619) 469-6223.

9:15 am

A COZY CANYON OF CALM IN CARMEL VALLEY. The caldron of construction in Carmel Valley continues to heat up, but there still remain some secluded canyons of calm unbeknownst to the casual passer-by. Don't pass by this chance to saunter serenely through one such canyon on a 3-hour, moderate-plus prance over mixed-up and -down terrain. Look for Larry in front of Torrey Pines High School outside the parking lot by the signal at 3710 Del Mar Heights Rd. and Torrey Ridge Dr., about one mile east of the Del Mar Heights exit off of I-5. Rain cancels. (858) 755-1751 (evenings and weekends).

Monday, November 10

6:30 am

Sunrise Series: Balboa Park East. We’ll meet at the merry go-round off Park Blvd. near the Zoo for a moderate one hour walk. We’ll see roses and cacti galore, and also much more of Balboa Park. Be ready for some uneven dirt paths. Bring money for an optional breakfast afterward. Connie (619) 477-8628.

Tuesday, November 11

3:00 pm

Veterans Day Walk. Celebrate Veterans Day by strolling the streets of north of Adams Avenue Antique Row that look out over Mission Valley. We will check out the bungalows, California courts, brick houses, and the beautiful 1916 Villa Montemar estate. Meet at the corner of Kansas St. and Collier Ave., one block north of Adams Ave., for 1-1/2 hour flat, casual/moderate walk. Bus #11 stops at Adams Ave. and Utah St. Rain cancels. Evelyn K. (619) 461-6095.

Thursday, November 13

6:30 am

SUNRISE SERIES: NORTH PARK. Meet at Pershing Dr. and Upas St. for a one hour casual to moderate walk. We’ll stroll thru Bird Park and checkout the area around it. Take I-5 to Pershing Dr. exit and continue on Pershing Dr. for 1.5 miles – your destination will be on the right. Bring money for an optional breakfast afterward at a new restaurant. Frances (619) 479-3962.

Sunday, November 16

7:15 am

BREAKFAST SPECIAL ALONG EAST MISSION BAY. Let’s take a flat walk at your own speed to see the birds, boats, and views. Optional breakfast and chatting follow. Meet on Mission Bay Dr. by the restrooms just south of Clairemont Dr. Rain cancels or postpones. Pat’s Pals (619) 469-6223.

Monday, November 17

6:30 am

Sunrise Series: SHELTER ISLAND. We’ll walk this beautiful mostly-flat area by the bay where there are many beautiful homes. There will be a choice of going up a hill for those who feel they would like to climb to where the view is very scenic. To meet the group, from I-5, drive west on Rosecrans St. to Shelter Island Dr., turn left and go about two blocks to Anchorage Dr. to the large parking lot (park where there are no meters). Bring money for optional breakfast afterward. Fusa (619) 223-6947.

Wednesday, November 19

10:00 am

A DELICIOUS TASTE OF YESTERYEAR. If you enjoy the rural scene and love to see ducks, geese and rare white pelicans, then take a 1-hour casual meander with Robert and Friends around Lindo Lake. Take Route 67 from I-8, turn off at Riverford Rd. and go through Lakeside on Woodside Ave until you see the park and lake. Turn right on Chestnut St. and a quick left into the VFW parking lot. Later, as an option, we will chow down at a local restaurant. Rain cancels. Robert B. (858) 414-6181.

Thursday, November 20

6:30 am

SUNRISE SERIES: Eastern Balboa Park. Meet Edie at the merry go-round off Park Blvd. near the Zoo. We’ll see roses and cacti galore, and much more on this moderate 1 hour walk. We’ll stay on cement paths, cross a bridge and hope for a rose garden in full bloom. Plan for an optional breakfast afterward. Shall we try Greek? (619) 222-4396.

Sunday, November 23

7:15 am

BREAKFAST SPECIAL IN PACIFIC BEACH. Before the crowds arrive, walking in Pacific Beach can be delightful. We’ll walk along the ocean admiring the waves on a flat walk at your own speed and then return by the same route. Meet at the west end of Garnet Ave. by Crystal Pier. From Old Town Transit Center, take the #8 bus at 6:30. Rain cancels or postpones. Optional breakfast follows, perhaps overlooking the ocean. Pat's Pals (619) 469-6223.

Monday, November 24

6:30 am

SUNRISE SERIES: SEAPORT VILLAGE. Meet Gloria at the south end of Pacific Hwy. at Seaport Village where you can park next to the merry-go-round for free until 10 am. The walk is mostly moderate, but you may walk at your own pace for 1 hour on flat and paved terrain. We should be able to reach the pedestrian bridge over Harbor Dr. near Petco Park and see the new Central Library. Bring money for optional breakfast afterward. Gloria (619) 482-7677.

Thursday, November 27 (THANKSGIVING)

Thanksgiving With Your Walkabout Friends

Sycuan Casino

5469 Casino Way, El Cajon (619) 445-6002

Join your Walkabout friends for a holiday meal at the Sycuan Casino. The all-new Paipa’s Buffet in the non-smoking East Wing of the casino offers over 100 fresh food items including turkey, prime rib, seafood, specialty international food stations, and an expanded dessert bar.

 

We will meet at the casino at 10:30 am to sign up for Club Sycuan membership and get a coupon for our first buffet meal for free (yes, you can use the coupon on Thanksgiving) or pay $25.95 per person (sorry no senior discount). Then, we’ll line up as a group for the 11:30 am opening of the buffet. We will carpool to the casino. Call the office at (619) 231-7463 to sign up on the interest list with your name, phone number, and preference as driver or passenger. RSVP by Monday 11/24!

 

Sunday, November 30

7:15 am

BREAKFAST SPECIAL ALONG ADAMS AVE. Interesting homes and views along the edge of Mission Valley will greet us on this flat, moderate walk. Optional breakfast follows. Rain cancels or postpones. Meet at 30th St. and Adams Ave. Pat's Pals (619) 469-6223.

 

 

 

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BRUNCH & GIFT EXCHANGE

Thursday, December 25, 2014 at Broken Yolk

1851 Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach

Walk begins at 7:45 am from the corner of Lamont St. and Garnet Ave., with a buffet at 8:30 am. Mail your check for $12.00, which includes everything – tax, tip and coffee, tea or milk, to Walkabout Int’l, 2650 Truxtun Rd., Suite 110, San Diego, CA 92106. Last year we got rave reviews on the buffet. Bring a gift marked (Male), (Female) or (Generic) with a value of under $10.00. No fruit cakes PLEASE. We really had some nice gifts last year and the rules are you cannot take someone’s gift away from them. Call Rita with any questions at (619) 266-2555.