Elaine Berger, President
Greetings to fellow Walkabout friends. I hope you are enjoying the lovely fall weather we have had for the last few days. It makes walks much more comfortable.
This month we need to address emails addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com from walk leaders. I believe that you all know by now that Kathy Garcia has taken over from Kim Mills as the editor for the Walkabout newsletter. I would appreciate it if everyone would check the items you send to Kathy. Please take a moment and read the write-up for your walk. Make sure it is accurate, includes the walk leader and a correct phone number. Only send Kathy the final write-up you want to see in the newsletter. This month Kathy ha received numerous emails that were redundant, confusing or at times had nothing to do with the newsletter. This simply makes her job a lot more difficult to execute. We all got very spoiled by Kim, as she had a long association with Walkabout, knew most of the walk leaders, and was able to correct errors if she discovered them. Kathy has no such institutional memory and we must help her continue to put out a great newsletter. If you have questions that are not to be published in the newsletter, send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do my best to direct them to the appropriate destination. Thanks for your help.
Remember that Daylight savings ends on Sunday, November 4. You don’t want to miss that extra hour of sleep!
Also, remember that Election Day is Tuesday, November 6. Please vote. I will be a poll worker in my neighborhood and hope to see a large turn-out.
Upcoming Featured Trips & Events
Saturday November 10, 2018
Explore the many visual pleasures of the Huntington Library. Start anywhere you want … the Thornton Portrait Gallery … where you can view the original “Blue Boy” by Gainsborough and “Pinkie” by Thomas Lawrence just to name a few. In the Library, West Hall , you’ll find “Architects of a Golden Age” an exhibit documenting creative and influential periods in Southern California architecture. Stroll through the many beautiful gardens, including the Japanese Gardens, the Rose Gardens and Desert Landscaping. Lunch is on your own. There is a cafeteria style restaurant called “The Café” with a huge assortment of choices and view of the gardens. Cost of the trip $75. Include San Diego or North County pick-up location and your phone number. Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope so we can mail your itinerary.
RIVERSIDE COUNTY, MISSION INN
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Our first stop will be at the Farmers Market in Temecula, where we’ll will have time to see the local fruits and vegetables, plants, flowers, crafts and much more. Then we’ll head for downtown Riverside to Tio Tacos’s, a hole in the wall taco shop. A great place for lunch (on your own). From Tio Tacos, we’ll walk to our final destination, Mission Inn, a national historical landmark. Cost of the trip is $70. Mail your check for either trilp to: Walkabout International. Please include your email address and cell phone number. Refunds only if there is a waiting list.
Trek Or Treat
Meet Sharon Nelson at Trolley Barn Park (Florida Street at Adams Avenue, Univ. Heights. #11 bus) at 5:00 p.m. You'll parade over at a casually paced walk to Dan Haslam's nearby cottage in UH to eat the complimentary "Ghoul's Buffet" (roadkill with a mysterious red sauce) and then join the maddening crowd for the Nightmare on Maryland Street Halloween event. Bring a flashlight for this event.
You must RSVP for dinner by 10/30. Text or email Dan at 619-318-4870 or email@example.com, or just show up for the walk only. This is a one-way walk as we cannot keep a group together in the crowd. You will have to find your way back. Come early to locate parking, or take the bus.
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BRUNCH AND GIFT EXCHANGE
Tuesday, December 25 9:00 a.m.
Walkabout’s Annual Christmas Brunch attracts around 40 people and is an excellent way to celebrate the holiday with your Walkabout friends. You can make this the center of your day, or simply start Christmas Day off with us and move onto other events. You are warmly welcome.
Brunch: 9:00am (serve yourself - buffet style)
Gift Exchange: 10:00am (bring a gift to receive a gift – gift not mandatory)
Walk: Will depend on who leads the walk, could be before or afterwards.
Gift Exchange: bring a gift valued around $10.00 marked (Male), (Female) or (Generic).
Enjoy a bountiful brunch of scrambled eggs, bacon, fresh fruit, pancakes, muffins, orange juice, coffee, and tea. Cost is $18.50 per person (includes tax and tip). Send your check t:
2650 Truxtun Road, Suite 110
San Diego, CA 92106.
Be sure to note “Christmas Brunch” on the check. Questions call 619-231-7463. Deadline to receive your check is Friday, 12/22/18 by 2pm when the office closes
North Coast Repertory Theatre
Presents “Always Patsy Cline”
Saturday, December 29 2:00 p.m.
Walkabout wants you to join them on a musical journey with the North Coast Repertory Theatre Presentation of “Always Patsy Cline” A dramatic musical theatrical experience. “Always Patsy Cline” has enjoyed great success all over the US. The show is based on a true story of Patsy’s friendship with a fan, Louise Seger, who continued a correspondence with Patsy to the end of her life. The musical play includes many of Patsy’s unforgettable hits such as “Crazy”, “I Fall To Pieces” and “Walking After Midnight” Gather together your theater buddies and join us for a matinee performance at 2pm on Saturday, 12/29/18. Send you check marked Patsy Cline for $ 40.00 to Walkabout International, 2650 Truxtun Road, Suite 110, San Diego, CA 92106. Deadline to receive your check is Friday 12/21/18 by 2pm when the office closes.
It would make a great holiday gift to yourself or someone you love. You will pick up your ticket at will call. We recommend you arrive at the theater by 1:40pm at the latest to give yourself time to pick-up your ticket at will call, use the restroom, and be in your seat before the show starts at 2pm.
Theater is located at 987 Loma Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA
Take the 5 freeway to Loma Santa Fe Drive (exit 37) go east to the 2nd driveway into the shopping center.Turn left at the first stop and go towards the back of the shopping center. The Theater is in the left corner. Plenty of free parking. Carpooling is recommended. Maybe a group dinner afterwards.
No matter what type of walking interests you Walkabout-International has it covered. Enjoy a few views of our many varied walks around the County, Country and the world.
A nice San Diego Neighborhood
Hardy Desert Hikers on the PCT
Friday Evening Enjoying - Sunset Cliffs
A day at the Zoo
Resting Under Bermuda's Moon Gate
UPCOMING WALKS, EVENTS & TRIPS
Please call our office (619) 231-7463 for details about any of the following.
|Annual Meeting Potluck & Auction||October 28|
|Huntington Library||November 10|
|Thanksgiving Shelter Island Walk||November 22|
|Riverside County - Mission Inn||December 15|
|Christmas Brunch, Gift Exchange||December 25|
PLEASE WE NEED YOUR HELP!
We need office volunteers and board members. We are also recruiting new walk leaders. If Interested, please contact Norm Vigeant at 858-278-1253 or firstname.lastname@example.org and he will guide you through the process. We always looking for new ideas for walks so If you are interested in any of our volunteer opportunities, please call the office (619) 231-7463.