Welcome to Walkabout International’s 40th Anniversary year, with celebrations planned to commemorate this milestone all year long.  Many of our events are grouped around our founding month — March — but we will celebrate all year long. Watch for walk leaders to lead 40th  Anniversary walks celebrating the best of the best all year long. There may be special lectures during the year — stay tuned, but read on….

We have offered a spectacular promotion called “$40 for Forty” which gives you a $60 value by paying for our narrated bus tour (which includes lunch) on Saturday, Feb. 25, our 40th anniversary High Tea on Monday, March 13 and our Home and Garden Tour on Saturday, April 1.  If you were to purchase these separately, they would cost $60, but you save $20 by taking advantage of the $40 for 40 promotion and sending your check  to the WI office now. Only about a dozen spots remain for this promotion, and it’s one way to secure priority for the bus tour, which sold out five years ago. (It’s also possible to purchase each activity separately; prices below).

 

Our 40 Anniversary Event Calendar

Convergnece walk to Walkabout Office
Convergence Walk January 29th

January 29. 11:00 am – We Converged.

February 20. – We had our Presidents Day Reception.

February 25. –  We’ve taken our Anniversary Bus Tour and Luncheon.

March

Saturday, March 4. 40th ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE 4 – 6 pm.  Although this is not actually our founding day, we use it because of the “march forth” connotation!  Enjoy a hosted cocktail party at our Green Room with wine, cheese, and hors d’oeuvres, with a media/slide show of 40 years of Walkabout activities. Official proclamations will be read with all sorts of anniversary surprises!  RSVP deadline is Wednesday, March 1 at 2 pm. No admission charge.

 

Monday, March 13$40-for-40 40th ANNIVERSARY TEA!  This elegant event will be held at 1 p.m. in Walkabout’s Green Room which will be suitably decorated for the occasion.  Walkabout men will serve! We hope to have a “high tea”, with musical guests and wonderful refreshments. Dress to impress — the surroundings will astound you! RSVP by March 1. Charge:  $10 per person. ** See $40-for-40  bundle pricing!  

 

Friday, March 17.  40th ANNIVERSARY RE-CREATION. Join Walkabout founder Larry Forman at 10 am on an almost-re-creation of the walk that started it all 40 years ago!  Meet Larry at the corner of Scott and Emerson Sts. (near Pt. Loma Seafoods) for a moderate 2-hour amble.

 

April

Saturday, April 1$40-for-40 40th ANNIVERSARY HOME AND GARDEN TOUR 1 pm – 4 pm.  Join us for a rare peek into several fellow Walkabouters’ homes and gardens on this afternoon self-drive visit to various locations around San Diego.  Pay the fee and receive a map to the “stars” homes, who will welcome you with refreshments at each location. Spring has sprung, and you should too, with a chance to learn how the other half (hey, it could be the bottom half) lives!  We offer tour experiences — from  “tiny” homes to mansions and gardens all decked out to impress! Tickets: $10 each or ** See $40-for-40  bundle pricing!  

November

Hornblower SD
San Diego Bay

November 2017.  40th ANNIVERSARY BOAT TOUR.  Join us on a date to be announced for a boat tour of the bay with a commercial tour operator.  Date and time TBA, but don’t miss the boat!  The cost for this tour is not a part of the bundled pricing.

 

 

 

December

Were you There?
Were you There?

 

 

 

 

December 2017.  40th ANNIVERSARY TRIP REUNION!  This is a trip reunion experience to rival all others.  Walkabout will publish every extended trip ever led over the years (there are 100+) and you make your own name tag with those trips you went on.  Then come to our potluck at the Walkabout office Green Room and share your experiences.  There will be prizes for most trips, best memories, best stories — this will be a fun reflection event not to be missed.  Even if you haven’t travelled, you’ll want to come! It’s free!

 

**We have offered a spectacular promotion called “$40 for Forty” which gives you a $60 value by paying for our narrated bus tour (which includes lunch) on Saturday, Feb. 25, our 40th anniversary High Tea on Monday, March 13 and our Home and Garden Tour on Saturday, April 1.  If you were to purchase these separately, they would cost $60, but you save $20 by taking advantage of the $40 for 40 promotion and sending your check  to the WI office now. Only about a dozen spots remain for this promotion, and it’s one way to secure priority for the bus tour, which sold out five years ago. (It’s also possible to purchase each activity separately; prices below).