Wednesday Walking News: Butterflies, Long Walks

Hallberg Butterfly Gardens Annual Open Gardens Celebration – 8687 Oak Grove Road  Sebastopol, California 95472 It’s our 17th anniversary! Come celebrate with us… Sunday, June 22nd, 2014 10 am to 4 pm Free! No Reservations Needed! ~Children’s activities ~Wildflower display  ~Walking tours ~Bird and butterfly sightings ~Plants, books, and crafts for sale Each summer, Hallberg…

Wednesday Walking News: 10 Urban Parks & Broadway Theaters

From Sunset Magazine – Top 10 urban parks 1. Art in open spaces: Jack Poole Plaza, Vancouver, B.C. The surprise here is the life-size Digital Orca sculpture breaching vertically from the Jack Poole Plaza, a triangular slice on the waterfront. And no, the whale isn’t fuzzy; it’s pixelated into Lego-like blocks. Also on the plaza…

Walking at Asilomar – Pacific Grove

Many times we have walked near Asilomar, but never knew we could visit without signing up for a conference. This time we had online information, found brochures at the Social Hall and tried to get the phone tour scanner to work. There’s a beach walk, woods walk and architecture walk – not very far, but…

Walking at Garland Ranch – Carmel

Before our recent trip to Monterey Peninsula, Mike studied a map of the area. That’s how we found Jack’s Peak and how we wound up at Garland Ranch Regional Park. Both great finds for us. Here’s a link to Jack’s Park and here is some of our visit to Garland Ranch Park. We drove out…

Walking Jack’s Peak – Monterey

A thousand feet above Monterey is a county park called Jack’s Peak. With 8.5 miles of trails and the sweet smell of Monterey Pines, this is great place to meet nature and savor some views of Monterey Bay. However, it is also above the airport. It was a little noisy from traffic and planes on…

Foothill Walk Uphill

Sonoma County Regional Parks have been hosting Wildflower Walks this spring. I managed to join one last weekend at Foothill Regional Park. For a small park, there’s plenty of hills – the reason I don’t often walk here. But I managed to make the loop around the park – happy with the information I learned…

Things to Do – Spring Has Come

Do you need some things to do this gorgeous spring? Not that you haven’t been already. Senior Walkabouters I’ve been walking with this group along Santa Rosa Creek for about a year. Recently, I’ve been exploring other places with them. They go so many places and almost every day. There are weekly walks and solos…