SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
BREAKFAST SPECIAL: SHELTER ISLAND. Let’s take a casual to moderate walk along this beautiful, mostly flat area by the bay where there are many beautiful homes. Then back to optional breakfast. Meet at meterless spaces in the parking lot at Anchorage Ln. and Canon St. (one block south of Shelter Island Dr). Edie A. email@example.com. (619) 313 7818.
MERRY GO-ROUND. Join us on one of the most scenic walks in San Diego. We start at the carousel in Balboa Park. Our walk encompasses the harbor, downtown and Bankers Hill. Depending on size of the group and mood, we may include some bridges. Allow three hours, which includes a coffee break. To use public transit, take the trolley to 3rd Ave. and C St. At 3rd Ave. and Broadway take the #7 bus at 7:42 or 7:48. Arrive at Zoo Pl. at 8:00 or 8:06. Meet in the lot near the carousel at Park Blvd. and Zoo Place. Pace: moderateplus. Rick P. (858) 565-7212.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
SUNRISE SERIES:HARBOR DRIVE. We’ll walk for 1 hour at a moderate pace on flat paved terrain. We hope to see many changes. Take Harbor Dr. south a couple blocks past Broadway, turn right and park at the Kissing Statue near the Midway Museum. Bring money for optional breakfast afterward. John & Marilyn, 619- 840-5544.
AMERICA’S CUP HARBOR. Join peripatetic leaders Rob or Anita as we walk around America’s Cup Harbor on sidewalks to admire what’s new in the marina from bayside restaurants to a new brewery, gelato/ coffee shop, deluxe condos and new docks, with lots of construction and MORE. The casual+ pace walks on flat paved surfaces and are approximately 2.5 miles each for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Fun, friendly group. Optional eats afterward. Meet to the right of the front door of the Bali Hai. Ample free parking; Served by #28 Bus and walk 3 blocks. Heavy rain cancels. Sally R. (619) 222-3800. Repeats every other week.
CROWN POINT AREA BECKONS. Start out your week with beautiful scenic views of Mission Bay and nearby homes. Our guest leader will take the group on a flat walk for about two hours, with a pause for coffee or yogurt. Take I-5 to Grand Ave. and go west to Lamont Street, turn left on Lamont Street, then right on Crown Point Drive to meet at the west end of the parking lot — by the park’s southern end restrooms. To use public transit, take the trolley to Old Town and board the #9 bus at 9:10. Get off at La Cima Dr. and walk 3 blocks east to the parking lot. Rain cancels. Pace: moderate to moderate-plus. Kathy L. (858) 484-0349.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
POINT LOMA GARDENS. Come find the site of what was once the world-famous Rosecroft Begonia Gardens as we stroll down the tree canopied streets past spectacular mansions and gardens and up a hidden path. Meet at the corner of Catalina Blvd and Rosecroft Lane for a casual-to moderate 1.5+ hour walk with some hills. Bus #84 stops at Catalina Blvd. and Garden Lane. Evelyn K., 619 461-6095. 6:30 pm W ABOVE THE BAY. Join us for some exercise and fabulous views of Mission Bay. Meet at the Clairemont Information Center, west side of I-5 at the Clairemont Drive exit. Walk starts at 6:30 pm, is 1-hour plus and 3.5 miles plus long, moderate to moderate-plus walk. Rain, but not mist, cancels. Flashlight recommended. Please call Jill F. (858) 292-4231 to make sure walk is ‘on’ for the week. We do cancel if Tuesday is a holiday.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
WEDNESDAY WORKOUT. Join us in front of Bookstar in Costa Verde Shopping Center at 8650 Genesee Ave. for a friendly walk’n’talk for about 1½ hours through neighborhoods, parks, and canyon trails all around UTC, University City, and UCSD areas. Rain cancels. Pace: moderate-plus. Please call Nicki L. at 619-665-6981 or Barbara S. (858) 452-8832 to confirm.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
SUNRISE SERIES: NATIONAL CITY. We’ll take a moderate 1-hour flat walk to check out the National City Marina and then on to Pepper Park. We hope to see a cargo ship unloading cars or lumber and people fishing off the pier. Bring money for an optional breakfast afterward. Take I-5 south to the Mile of Cars Way/Bay Marina Dr exit, turn right (west) and then make a left at signal into the restaurant parking lot where we’ll meet. Connie V. (619) 477-8628.
MISSION BEACH NORTH & SOUTH. Walk the beach or the bay and stop for coffee near the end of this flat walk. Meet at the Belmont Park ticket booth off of Mission Blvd. To use public transit, ride the trolley to Old Town, and then take the #8 bus at 9:40 to Mission Blvd. arriving at 9:54, and walk across the street. Rain cancels. Pace: moderate to moderate-plus. Kathy L. (858) 484-0349.
SHELTER ISLAND WALK & TALK. Join Rob, Elaine, Janet or Kathy B. for a walk from the Bali Hai to the Friendship Bell and back on flat sidewalks (about 2.5 miles round trip; 60+ minutes including pit stop). Breathe delicious ocean air and enjoy dynamic bay and city views from ships to sea lions. Meet new friends to the right of the Bali Hai by the lamp post and hand rails, where we will stretch for a few minutes. Ample free parking. If you’re late, drive down the island and join us along the way. Take the #28 bus and walk approximately 3 blocks to the Bali Hai. Optional eats afterward. Heavy rain cancels. Pace: casual+. Sally R. (619) 222 3800.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
BREAKFAST SPECIAL: BALBOA PARK. The park is beautiful year round, with many paths to explore at your own pace. Eating and chatting afterward is optional but great fun. Meet at the carousel on Park Blvd. at Zoo Pl. Edie A. firstname.lastname@example.org. (619) 313-7818.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
SUNRISE SERIES: LAKE MURRAY. Walk at your own pace for 1 hour on a mostly flat path around the lake. Drive through the main entrance to Lake Murray at the end of Kiowa Dr. off Lake Murray Blvd. Meet in the main parking lot on the left as you approach the lake. Optional breakfast follows. Betty H. (858) 248-3782.
HISTORIC LA PLAYA TRAIL. Join peripatetic leaders Rob or Anita as we follow the historic La Playa Trail, along shoreline, past yacht clubs and amazing homes and gardens. Meet at trail marker by the bay at the intersection of Talbot Street and Anchorage Lane, adjacent to SD Yacht Club. The casual+ pace is on a dirt trail for approx. 2.4 miles and 75 minutes. Street parking; observe signage. Optional eats after; heavy rain cancels; served by bus #28. Sally R. (619) 222- 3800. Repeats every other week.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
LAKE MURRAY. Walk at a casual pace for 1 hour on mostly flat path around the lake. Drive through the main entrance to Lake Murray at the end of Kiowa Dr. off Lake Murray Blvd. Meet at the covered picnic table by the water just off the main parking lot. Optional breakfast after. Janet F. (619) 890 4622.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
SUNRISE SERIES: NORTH PARK. Meet Frances at the restaurant at 3949 Ohio St. just north of University Ave., where there is plenty of parking, for this casual to moderate 1-hour walk on flat terrain. This neighborhood is a walker’s paradise, where daily errands do not require a car. From I-805, exit at University Ave. and head west to Ohio St. Optional breakfast afterward. Frances (619) 479-3962.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
MISSION HILLS MEANDER. Join us for great views and picturesque homes of this old neighborhood on a 1-hour casual walk for about 2.5 miles on flat terrain. We will enjoy the late afternoon views. Meet at 1920 Ft. Stockton Dr. From Washington St., go north on Goldfinch St. and west about a mile on Ft. Stockton Drive. Rain cancels. Jim M. (619) 971-1518.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
BREAKFAST SPECIAL: MISSION BEACH. Let’s walk, at your own pace, along the boardwalk to enjoy the ocean waves reflecting the rising sun. We could go north or south as we admire the mixture of old beach cottages and new multi-story homes. Meet in the parking lot in front of the roller coaster. If this parking lot is closed, meet in the large parking lot to the south. Edie A. email@example.com. (619) 313 7818.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
SUNRISE SERIES: SOUTH SHORE. Meet at the South Shores Boat Launch just east of Sea World on Mission Bay. Hopefully we’ll see some rabbits and the great sea birds there. Take I-5 to Sea World Dr. And go west to the South Shores Boat Launch Ramp area. Watch for the sign, it is not very prominent. We’ll meet at the restrooms at the boat launch. Optional breakfast follows this moderate, flat 1-hour walk. Winnie (858) 278-4003.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
PT LOMA PROMENADE AND HOME TOUR. Nestled among the beautiful homes ranging in style from Colonial to Mediterranean to Art Deco is an incredible geodesic dome house called “The Greenest Home in San Diego”, and the owner/designer will treat us to a tour. Meet at the corner of Tennyson and Capistrano streets, one block east of Chatsworth, for a casual-to moderate, 1.5 hour walk, which will include some hills. Bus #923 stops at Chatsworth Blvd. and Tennyson Street. Evelyn K. 619 461-6095.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
LAKE MURRAY. See Wednesday, September 11 for details.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
SUNRISE SERIES: MISSION HILLS. We’ll discover what’s new and old, what is being remodeled and renovated and the beautiful gardens in one of San Diego’s oldest neighborhoods on this moderate 1-hour walk on flat terrain. Meet Connie at Goldfinch St. and Fort Stockton Dr., which is 1 block north of West Washington St. Optional breakfast afterward. Connie V. (619) 477-8628.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 (THIRD FRIDAY)
SUNSET CLIFFS VIEWS. Meet at Sunset Cliffs Blvd. & Point Loma Ave. (not West Point Loma Blvd.) in Ocean Beach. We’ll enjoy spectacular views and fresh cool breezes from the Pacific Ocean. For public transit, take bus route 923 from downtown at Broadway & 5th OR route 35 from Old Town Transit Center and transfer to 923 in O.B. at Cable & Voltaire Street. If you take the bus and it’s late, please call me and we’ll wait for you. Otherwise, we’ll start at the announced time. Our walk will last about one hour. Pace: Casual. Stan F. (619) 222-3447.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
BREAKFAST SPECIAL: PACIFIC BEACH. Before the
crowds arrive along the ocean in Pacific Beach can be delightful. We’ll admire the waves on a flat walk at your own speed and then return by the same route. Meet at the end of Garnet where the pier begins. Optional breakfast follows, perhaps overlooking the ocean and the surfers. Edie A. firstname.lastname@example.org. (619) 313-7818.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
SUNRISE SERIES: PACIFIC BEACH BOARDWALK. Let’s take a moderate 1-hour walk on flat terrain and enjoy the fresh air, early morning breeze and beautiful sunrise where we can look forward to good company, chatting and an optional breakfast afterward. Meet at the Crystal Pier at the west end of Garnet Ave. Bring money for optional breakfast. John & Marilyn, 619-840-5544.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
SUNRISE SERIES: BY THE RIVER AT LIBERTY STATION. Join Edie for a moderate, 1-hour walk on mostly paved, level paths. We’ll meet in the parking area near the river at the south end of Womble St. From the south, take I-5 to the Pacific Hwy. exit, veer to the Lenore’s July walk at San Dieguito Lagoon. Connie Vickers Tecolote Canyon walk. 5 left onto Barnett Ave., turn left into Liberty Station, turn left at Womble St. From the north or east, take the Rosecrans St. exit, proceed several miles until you see Vons on your left – Womble St. is the next left turn. Optional breakfast follows. Edie A. (619) 313-7818.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
MISSION HILLS MEANDER. See Friday, September 13 or details. Connie Vickers Mission Hills walk among the jacarandas.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
BREAKFAST SPECIAL: LA JOLLA. We’ll walk in La Jolla and look for seals and birds and other wonderful things along the shore. Enjoy crashing waves and ocean breezes for an hour or more, then an optional breakfast for those who want one. Come and join us. We’ll meet at the NE corner of Girard and Pearl. Edie A. email@example.com. (619) 313-7818.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
SUNRISE SERIES: MISSION BAY. Let’s enjoy the season by the bay on this moderate, 1 hour, flat walk where we can watch for a beautiful sunrise and check out the different birds. Meet at the former Visitors Information Center. From the I-5, take the Clairemont Dr. exit and go west. Optional breakfast follows. Winnie (858) 278-4003.