When You Need a Short Walk

We went to the Farmers’ Market at Luther Burbank Center (yeah! it was never Wells Fargo in my words) Saturday. A chilly outing, but plenty of vegetables and citrus. More fruit later in the season. Crafts and other vendors too. It should get bigger as the season goes by. We wandered around the Center to lookContinue reading “When You Need a Short Walk”

Walking where Jack London Lived

This post was originally posted in July 2010. We have visited many times since then. Here’s a link to a more recent London post. In 2012, the State of California slated this park for closure due to budget cuts. But the Jack London Park Partners (JLPP) was established by Valley of the Moon Natural History Association (VMNHA)Continue reading “Walking where Jack London Lived”

Presidio Walk, Not so Flat

Last week we tried some other parts of the San Francisco Presidio that are not so flat. (Previous walk on the flat part of the Presidio.) If we had stayed around Main Post, near the Visitor’s Center and the Officers’ Club, we might have managed. Down the parade grounds, in the picture below,  is San FranciscoContinue reading “Presidio Walk, Not so Flat”

Dog Parks in Santa Rosa, etc

This post was originally published in 2010. I’ve updated and added more dog parks both new parks and new to me. A separate post discusses more parks in the Petaluma area. We have adopted a dog (mostly poodle) since this post went out. He walks on leash with us in many places. At dog parks, if thereContinue reading “Dog Parks in Santa Rosa, etc”

Walking in Iao Valley

Not far from the airport and a busy town of Wailuku, is this beautiful now peaceful place called ʻĪao (pronounced ee-ow) Valley. This state monument honors the 1200′ high ʻĪao Needle (Kūkaemoku) and Hawaiian history. The park is only 6.2 acres but part of the West Maui Mountains, that we had earlier viewed from Lahaina. The paved trailContinue reading “Walking in Iao Valley”

Walking to the Sunset – Maui Style

The power of a sunset drew many people to walk to the beach and raise their phones to the setting sun. Some people hosted casual cocktail parties. At this one was the blowing of the conch. Sometimes the clouds provided color. And another night. And yet another. Aloha and Mahalo, Lynn Here’s a conch videoContinue reading “Walking to the Sunset – Maui Style”

Walking Kealia Pond, Wildlife Refuge

Returning from Lahaina on Hwy 310 we decided to make a late afternoon stop at Keālia Pond. A boardwalk goes over the pond and wetland behind the beach. The Hawaiian stilt and coot inhabit the pond. We did see some stilts. Other birds visit in migration. It was so very windy, the phone almost got blownContinue reading “Walking Kealia Pond, Wildlife Refuge”

Walking in Lahaina, Hawaii

Now, we’re still not talking walking – more strolling, lunching, window shopping, shade-sitting, cocktailing – you know, functional walking. However, Lahaina has a few sites to see, history to appreciate and shade or sun to be savored. This shoreline runs along Front Street, a place for shopping and dining. We also spotted a sea turtleContinue reading “Walking in Lahaina, Hawaii”