Elaine Berger, President

It was quite a shock for those of us who live in San Diego to realize that the craziness of the world can also take place here. To all our Walkabouters of the Jewish faith, we are sorry for your pain. Walkabout is an inclusive and welcoming organization. I don’t think any of us can imagine what the perpetrator of this tragic event was thinking.

It is also hard for all of us to realize that Walkabout has lost it’s two co-founders in the last three months. I did not have the pleasure of knowing or traveling with Bruce Herms, but everything I have heard describes him as a very special person who put his unique stamp on Walkabout.

Spring is clearly here as the days get longer, the temperatures get warmer and baby birds are everywhere. I hope you get out and enjoy some of the lovely walks listed in SD Feets for June. We are looking for events or activities for the summer months, so if you know of an event, a concert, a festival etc. that would be fun, just let me or Marilyn B. know.

Be kind to one another


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.

Courtland Wakefield Lowerison

September 23, 1924 – February 22, 2019

Court will be remembered as a loving husband to Lorraine Lowerison, his wife of 70 years. A longtime San Diego resident, he graduated from Hoover High School and San Diego State University. After college, he went to work for the San Diego County Treasurer before retiring in 1977. Court served as a sergeant in the US Army in WW II in Italy and North Africa in the 3194th Signal Service Company. Court and Lorraine joined Walkabout in 1984. In retirement, they traveled extensively and really enjoyed their many trips with the Walkabout group in San Diego.

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