"Sez Me"
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 and 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 If you have questions that are not to be published in the newsletter, send them to me at  and I will do my best to direct them to the appropriate destination.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

Led by: Marilyn B. and Elaine B.

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.


Saturday, December 15, 2018

Led by: Beverly B. and Elaine B.

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

This Halloween night (10/31) get off the couch and plan to frighten the kiddos in your scariest costume, by walking the night away in our 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, 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.


Tuesday, December 25 Ÿ 9:00 a.m.

Broken Yolk Cafe, 1851 Garnet Avenue, Pacific Beach

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:

Walkabout International
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.


What Kinds of a Walker are you?

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


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


Volunteers Needed!

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 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.