Elaine Berger, President

Thanks to all who were able to join us for the potluck luncheon and tribute to Bruce Herms. I did not have the pleasure of traveling with Bruce and it is certainly my loss. I am awestruck by the fact that we still have members who were part of the original formation of Walkabout. It was great fun and very educational to hear about the founding of Walkabout including stories of “The Pack” and walking once a month during the full moon (all walks were in the evening). Hearing how the number of walks increased and started occurring during daylight hours and the increasing numbers of walkers was very inspirational. And we got quite a laugh as we heard about the first out of town trip—a trip to LA in a rented yellow school bus! All in all it was a very lovely tribute to a man who played such a significant role in Walkabout.

Free is Good

Liberty Station Art Walk

Liberty Station Art Walk. Aug 10 from 10am to 6 pm and Aug 11 from 10 am to 5 pm. Ingram Plaza, 2751 Dewey Road. The festival brings together more than 200 artists, musical performers and food trucks in a family friendly atmosphere. San Diego Union Tribune Festival of Books. Saturday, August 24, 2019. Liberty Station in Point Loma, 10 am to 2pm. In conjunction with KPBS, the “One Book San Diego” will be revealed. If you are a bookworm this is a great place to check out books, meet authors and just have a good time.

Pageant of the Masters

One Day Trip: Wednesday 8/21/19

 We leave San Diego at 11:30am via a 47 passenger coach/tour bus. Stop at La Costa Park & Ride at noon to pick up North County passengers.

Arrive in Laguna Beach around 1:30-2pm. Which will give us plenty of time to participate in the art festival activities before the Pageant of the Masters show and have dinner.

Gather at the theater early enough to get into the theater, use the restroom, and get to our seats before show time, which is 8:30pm.

After the show, which will be around 10:pm board our bus for the ride home. Stop at La Costa to drop off North County passengers.

Arrive back in San Diego about 12:30-1:30am.

Drive yourself home.

The price will be $125.00 per person.

Send your check to Walkabout International, 2650 Truxtun Rd., Suite 110, San Diego, CA 92106. Mark the memo line – Pageant of the Masters. 


Larry walking at the beach

With the recent passing of our founder Larry Forman, many have contacted our office to make a contribution to Walkabout in Larry’s memory. The board has established a fund to receive these gifts. Any contributions made should be earmarked “Forman Forum,” and such gifts will be used to bring a well-known speaker to San Diego to share walking stories with our membership and the public later this year. All donors will be acknowledged in our program unless you wish anonymity. Walkabout International is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization, and all gifts are tax deductible.

Stan to lead Boise and Trailing of the Sheep Festival

October 7 to 14, 2019

This trip is presently filled and we are accepting names on a STAND BY LIST in case anyone has to drop out. Pleases call the office at 619.231.7463 

Join us for an 8-day, 7-night Coach tour of Idaho highlights, from the state capitol in Boise to the wonderful Trailing of the Sheep Festival in Ketchum. On Monday we fly nonstop to Boise and will start with 3 days with walks along the Boise river and tours of the beautiful State Capitol. We will stay at the Marriott Springhill Suites as we have in times past. https://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-photos/boidt-springhill-suites-boise-parkcenter/ On Thurs we take a coach trip through the Sawtooth mountains to Ketchum where we will be staying at the Limelight Hotel, https://www.limelighthotels.com/ketchum.   We will spend 4 days and enjoy the Trailing of the Sheep Festival   http://www.trailingofthesheep.org/ and watch hundreds of sheep parade through town. On the last Monday, we will again coach back to Boise with spectacular views and then have a nonstop flight home. Breakfasts in our hotels and one or two evening banquets is included in the cost. Other features will be announced in S D Feets, Web Site and WalkaBlasts as they are known. Other attractions will be announced as they develop.

 Del Parkinson has agreed to entertain us again as he has on ALL of our previous Boise trips  https://music.boisestate.edu/dparkins/

Walter K Serenading the group in 2015

Walter K entertains our 2015 group; they are in the mirror and are really watching him.

Since the trip is still seven months away, the cost of the trip is still evolving; however, until April 5 the cost is $1,219 per person, double occupancy.  The cost for single occupancy is $1,789.  If 3 travelers wish to share a double queen bedroom the cost for each will be $839. The minimum number of travelers may be 20. The maximum number will be determined by hotel room availability and air travel factors. The deposit is $719 and is refundable until April 5, at that time it will be NONREFUNDABLE.  Travelers are always encouraged to take trip insurance to cover unanticipated cancellations. Please send your deposits of $719 to the WI office now and mark for “BOISE 2019”.  If you have paid your deposit of $419 Please send an additional $300 which is refundable until April 5. 

There will not be any mailed information so one person in each traveling group needs to have an email address. I need to know each traveler’s full name as on your identification and birth date.

Walkabout International

Boise 2019

2650 Truxtun Rd, Suite 110

San Diego, CA 92106

Please call Stan Follis at 619.222.3447

Sheep Dog Trial
Trailing of the Sheep 2017