Bob Wilson turns the magic 100 years young in November. Join us for the regular Merry Go Round walk on Sunday November 3rd at 8:15. Bob will be leading the walk for that special day. Come out and see if you can keep up with a real live Centenarian!!! Be careful because this young rascal can be pretty quick!!! Details for this walk are in the monthly walk round up. We will be taking a break at the Headquarters patio at seaport village with a small celebration for the young man’s birthday. If you have any questions, please contact Jim Miller at 619-578-2607 or jimbarb23@hotmail.com.


Elaine Berger, President

Hard to believe that we are rapidly slipping into fall, but here we are. I want to invite all Walkabouters to the annual picnic/meeting/ auction on Saturday, October 26— see details below. We welcome everyone and want to see as many of you as possible—especially some of our newer members. If you see someone you don’t recognize, go up and introduce yourself and introduce them to others. We want everyone to enjoy themselves.

I also want to give a shout out to Bob Wilson who will turn 100 years young in November. He will be leading the walk on Sunday, November 3 (see page 6 of the newsletter). I have no doubt that this guy can outwalk me!




Pumpkin spice time means it is time for the Walkabout annual picnic, membership meeting and fund-raising auction. The event will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 11am to 2pm. This is a pot-luck luncheon, so here is your chance to impress your fellow Walkabouters with your culinary skills—or your Costco shopping skills as the case may be! Remember to bring enough to share with +20 or so others. Since this is the only meeting we have for all members at the same time, we want to encourage as many of you as possible to come. We especially want to encourage those folks who have been with us for 1-5 years, as we want to meet you. You may feel awkward that you don’t know many of the people at the picnic, but don’t worry. Walkabouters love to talk and tell “tales” of previous picnics, walks, trips, etc.—believe me, many of these are hilarious. After our lunch and meeting we will move on to our auction which will be moderated by our auctioneer-extraordinaire, Dan Haslam. Remember, this is a fund raiser as well as being a way of sharing excess goods with others. Therefore, we ask that you bring items that someone else might want—gift cards, tickets to events, food (brownies and cookies are popular), gift baskets or plants. Avoid bringing artwork, clothing, electronics (unless they work) and anything not in good condition. And remember to bring a few bucks so you can bid on items! The event will be held at East Mission Bay Park in the Playa II covered shelter (gazebo) south of the visitor’s center and north of the Hilton Hotel. The park is located on East Mission Bay Drive just west of the I-5 at Clairemont Drive exit #22. Look for our bright blue banners and signs. Plenty of free parking is available in the nearby lot and Walkabout will provide drinks, ice, cutlery, napkins, cups and plates. A walk will take place along Mission Bay before we start our luncheon at Noon


 Boise trip  Oct 7-14
 Annual Picnic/Walk/Meeting/Auction Sat, Oct 26
 Thanksgiving Shelter Island Walk 10am Thu, Nov 28
 Thanksgiving Dinner Thu, Nov 28
 Office Appreciation Holiday Party/Gift Exchange TBD
 Holiday Tree Lighting/Balboa Park/Coronado TBD
 San Diego Bay Boat Parade of Lights TBD
 Annual Christmas Breakfast/Gift Exchange Wed, Dec 25
 Annual New Years Day Walk  Wed, Jan1
 Annual Walk Leaders Appreciation Luncheon TBD
 Walkabout Anniversary Potluck TBD
 Board Members Annual Retreat/Planning Session TBD

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. Please call the office at 619.231.7463.

Join us for an 8-day, 7-night Van tour of Idaho highlights, from the state capitol in Boise to the wonderful Trailing of the Sheep Festival in Ketchum. Please use these hotlinks to see the some of the attractions  on this trip. On Monday, October 7 2019, 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/

 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 entertains our 2015 group, they are in the mirro and are really watching him from the front.

The cost for double occupancy is $1,319 for each person. The cost for single occupancy is $1,886. If 3 travelers wish to share a double queen bedroom the cost for each will be $941. The deposit is $719 and is 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”. Breakfasts in our hotels and one or two evening banquets are included in the cost. 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.There will not be any mailed information so one person in each traveling group needs to have an email address. Call Stan Follis at 619.222.3447 for any questions.   

Walkabout International

Boise 2019

2650 Truxtun Rd, Suite 110

San Diego, CA 92106

Please call Stan Follis at 619.222.344

Sheep Dog Trial
Trailing of the Sheep 2017