Month at a Glance


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Santa Luz Cruise May 2017


Featured trip of the Month

Bus trip to Riverside County - Saturday, December 9

Our first stop will be at the Old Town Farmers Market in Temecula. Our next adventure takes us to Tio Tacos - a traditional taco shop with funky, eclectic, folk art behind the building. All of the art material is either found or recycled.

Then to a docent led tour of the famous Mission Inn which is comparable to the Hotel Del in Coronado. Lastly, we will experience the Festival of Lights at the Mission Inn at dusk. Millions of lights will create a magical experience. Details to follow in future newsletters. 


Please call our office (619) 231-7463 for details or to be placed on the Interest list







These walks repeat every week this month at the same location, day and time. 



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 transit, 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.


6:30 pm

Mission Bay Lights
Mission Bay Sunset

Mission Bay Sunsets. Walk leaves promptly at 6:30. Rain cancels. Enjoy the cooler evening air and beautiful views of Mission Bay! Join us for a flat but fairly fast-paced moderate to moderate-plus walk along the shores of Mission Bay. Take I-5 and go west on Clairemont Dr. to meet at the former Visitors Information Center. Teri E. (858) 560-0446 or Jill F. (858) 292-4231.


10:00 am

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 of Mission Blvd. To use public transit, ride the trolley to Old Town, and then 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. Join Sandra, Sally and Friends for a casual+ walk from the Bali Hai Restaurant to the Friendship Bell and back on flat sidewalks (about 2.5 miles round trip; 60-70 minutes including pit stop). Breathe delicious ocean air and enjoy dynamic bay and city views from ships to sea lions. Meet new friends 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. Ample free parking. 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, Optional eats afterward. Heavy rain cancels. Join us - just for the health of it! Sally R. (619) 222-3800.

10:15 am

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 transit, use the #7 bus. Rain cancels. Mary T. (619) 291-1349.






5:30 pm

Thursday Tromp. Meet in front of Bookstar in Costa Verde Shopping Center at 8650 Genesee Ave. for a friendly walk’n’talk for about 1½ hours at a moderate-plus pace through neighborhoods, parks, and canyon trails all around UTC and UCSD areas. Rain cancels. Kathy T. (858) 539-6888 or Barbara S. (858) 452-8832.


6:00 pm

MISSION HILLS MEANDER. Join us for great views and picturesque homes of this old neighborhood on a 1-hour casual walk for about 2.5 miles on flat terrain. We will enjoy the late afternoon views. Meet at 1920 Ft. Stockton Dr. From Washington St., go north on Goldfinch St. and west about a mile on Ft. Stockton Dr. Rain cancels. Stan F. (619) 222-3447.


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 walk 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 transit, 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 in lot near 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 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.



Contact Information

Jun 3

Bob R: (760) 728-8232

Jun 7

No hike

Jun 10

Bill: (619) 206-5809 or

Jun 14

Mike L. (858) 455-0738

Jun 17

Bill: (619) 206-5809 or

Jun 21

Bob R: (760) 728-8232

Jun 24

Don: or (760) 796-4007

Jun 28

Stan H: (619) 448-1668 before 6:00 pm or

Having Fun With Wind Gust Of 50 MPH - Mt Laguna





Thursday, June 1

6:30 am

SUNRISE SERIES: UPTOWN/UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS. Let’s walk over the bridge and wander past these historic homes and modern drought resistant gardens for 1 hour at a moderate pace on mostly flat terrain. We’ll meet by the entrance to the pedestrian bridge behind Trader Joe’s. Turn north off University Ave. at Vermont St. into the parking lot. Mark L. (619) 964-3097.



Friday, June 2

10:00 am

Balboa Park Morley Field. Meet at the coffee shop/nursery on the SW corner of University Ave. and Texas St. for a casual walk mostly on sidewalks to explore the sights. We will see the sports complex including tennis, swimming, bicycling, baseball, soccer, archery, and disc golf plus an attractive residential neighborhood. Optional lunch afterward. Rain Cancels. Roger L. (619) 299-0489.

Sunday, June 4

7:15 am

BREAKFAST SPECIAL ON SHELTER ISLAND. Ships and seagulls will delight us as we walk as far around Shelter Island as we wish at our own speed. Time out to pet cute dogs. The walk is mostly flat, but we might go along the shore and some might go up the hill for the views. Optional breakfast follows to eat and chat. Meet at Shelter Island Dr. and Anchorage Ln. This intersection is served by the 6:45 #28 bus. Rain cancels or postpones. Pat’s Pals (619) 469-6223.

Monday, June 5

6:30 am

SUNRISE SERIES: LAKE MURRAY. Walk at your own pace for 1 hour on a mostly flat path around the lake. Drive through the main entrance to Lake Murray at the end of Kiowa Dr. off Lake Murray Blvd. Meet in the main parking lot on the left as you approach the lake. Optional breakfast follows. Betty (858) 248-3782.

Wednesday June 7

10:00 am

OASIS IN GROSSMONT CENTER. Oasis Lifelong Adventures which offers classes and activities from exercise, classics, travel , and others are moving to Grossmont Center. Let’s explore at a casual pace what they will offer. We will meet at the parking lot entrance to the Bank of America building on the corner of Center and Grossmont Center Drs. Take Fletcher Parkway or I-8 to Grossmont Center Dr. or take I-805 to Fletcher Parkway. For public transit, take either the Green or Orange line trolley to Grossmont Center stop with elevator up and walk one block to meeting site. Rain Cancels. Pat K. (619) 469-6223.

Thursday June 8

6:30 am

OASIS Fitness Center

SUNRISE SERIES: GROSSMONT OASIS. Let’s check out the new location for Oasis Senior Center in the Grossmont shopping center. Meet by BofA at corner of Center and Grossmont Center Drs. If you take the Orange or Green line trolley, it’s up the elevator and one block south of station on Fletcher Pkwy. We will walk at a casual pace through the center to check out the new Oasis sites. Then linger to nibble at a popular eating place. Pat K. (619) 469-6223.




Saturday, June 10

7:15 am

LATE BIRDS. For those of us who can't get up in time for the Sunrise Series, Anna T. will lead a flat 1-hour walk at your own pace around Pacific Beach, followed by an optional breakfast. Take the #30 bus at 6:45 from Old Town, exit at Mission Blvd. Meet in front of Crystal Pier at the west end of Garnet Ave. Rain cancels. (619) 231-7463.

Sunday, June 11

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.

Monday, June 12

6:30 am

SUNRISE SERIES: LAKE MURRAY. Walk at your own pace for 1 hour on a mostly flat path around the lake. Drive through the main entrance to Lake Murray at the end of Kiowa Dr. off Lake Murray Blvd. Meet in the main parking lot on the left as you approach the lake. Optional breakfast follows. Margo C. (619) 287-7722.

Tuesday, June 13

2:00 pm

University Heights. Come explore some secluded streets in this charming, historic neighborhood. We'll see lovely gardens, cobblestone walls, Mediterranean mansions, a castle house, and maybe a Victorian house or two. Meet at the corner of Madison Ave. and Maryland St. for a 1.5+ hour moderate mostly flat walk. Bus #11 stops at Park Blvd. and Madison Ave. Evelyn K. (619) 461-6095.

Thursday, June 15

6:30 am

Seaport Village
Seaport Village

SUNRISE SERIES: SEAPORT VILLAGE/EMBARCADERO. We’ll start at Seaport Village and walk along the bay toward the Convention Center, exploring Marina Park, on this moderate 1-hour flat walk. Join us for spectacular views of the bay, Coronado Bridge, Coronado, and downtown San Diego. If we have time, we’ll also visit the “The Kiss” located next to the USS Midway Museum. Meet at the south end of Pacific Hwy. and park by the Seaport Village merry-go-round. Bring money for an optional breakfast afterward. John & Marilyn (619) 840-5544.


Sunday, June 18

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. If road/parking lot is closed for an event, meet in the restaurant parking lot at Pacific Hwy. and Rosecrans St. to walk along the river or Old Town. Pat K. (619) 469-6223.

Monday, June 19

6:30 am

Sunrise Series: SHELTER ISLAND. Let’s take a casual to moderate walk along 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). Optional breakfast afterward. Fusa (619) 223-6947.

Thursday, June 22

6:30 am

SUNRISE SERIES: Chula Vista. We’ll meet on Third Ave. between F and G Sts. to inspect the Third Ave. renovation. Take the I-5 south to the E St. exit, continue straight onto Bay Blvd and then turn left onto F St., turn right onto Third Ave. and park in area near the fast food restaurant. This 1 hour walk will be casual to moderate on flat, paved streets. Optional breakfast afterward. Frances (619) 479-3962.

Sunday, June 25

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, June 26

6:30 am

SUNRISE SERIES: LIBERTY STATION. Meet Edie at Womble and Truxtun Rds. for a 1-hour casual to moderate walk on flat, paved terrain. We’ll walk the arcades to see what new businesses and attractions are being added to this historic location. We’ll see such diverse attractions as Historic North Chapel, our own Walkabout office, and numerous art galleries and dance studios. Optional breakfast afterward. (619) 222-4396.


Thursday, June 29

6:30 am

SUNRISE SERIES: MISSION HILLS. We’ll discover what’s happening in one of San Diego’s oldest neighborhoods on this moderate 1-hour walk on flat terrain. Meet Connie at Goldfinch St. and Fort Stockton Dr., which is 1 block north of West Washington St. Optional breakfast afterward. (619) 477-8628.

Flashlights should be kept handy on evening or early morning walks. They help you not only to see, but to be seen. In case of emergency please carry ID and medical information.