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A nice 10k after the rain.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015      2 comments

At home, we just put on a raincoat and go anyway. But somehow in the desert it seemed right to spend a day reading as the rain fell. But when the rain stopped we headed out for the second Volkswalk route near our hotel. Y 1887 called the "... Read more

Two nice weekend walks

Sunday, January 25, 2015      0 comments

This is my first entry from a phone, so please excuse spelling and grammar errors. We are on our winter dry out trip to the California desert. (It is actually relatively warm and dry at home right now; but I can't begrudge them that.) Ye... Read more

Five walks in the books

Saturday, January 17, 2015      2 comments

On January 2nd, I met with a group of wonderful ladies in Tacoma, WA. This group has been getting together at least once a year since we were in 7th grade. It was a bru... Read more

I hope we will be able to blog using a mobile device soon

Saturday, January 17, 2015      3 comments

It’s been a year since my last blog entry. In 2013 I blogged each of my 100 walks for American Volkssport Association's first Centurion Challenge. As you can see from that last blog, I finished with a whimper and not a bang. But now a year la... Read more

Did I lean my ladder up against the wrong wall?

Thursday, January 02, 2014      2 comments

I completed every goal I set for myself in 2013. Among other things I read 52 books, walked 100 different Volkssport events and blogged each one of them here. Perhaps there is always some let down after completing a big project, but I asked my... Read more

I did it! 100 different walks in the book.

Thursday, December 19, 2013      4 comments

Blogging the Centurion Achievement Challenge in 2013 #100 Each month I have a standing date to go on a hike with Carol. We’ve known each other for years and even though we have done a variety of walks, she had never been on a Volksmarch. ... Read more

If you can combine a walk with visiting family graves, you can combine a walk with almost anything.

Monday, December 16, 2013      3 comments

Blogging the Centrurion Acheivement Challenge in 2013 #99 - Lake Forest Park, WA In December my parents and my cousins gather at a cemetery in Lake Forest Park, Washington to put flowers on the graves of our grandparents and my cousins’ par... Read more

Walking Issaquah Washington 12/12/13

Saturday, December 14, 2013      2 comments

The sun was shining on Thursday morning. It seemed the perfect day for a walk, so my husband and I headed to nearby Issaquah Washington to enjoy walk #Y825. The walk begins in historic downtown Issaquah, which was established in the late 18... Read more

A Walk on Mercer Island

Tuesday, December 10, 2013      2 comments

Blogging the Centurion Achievement Challenge #97. I won't tell you how cold it was as I began the "mid-island" walk on Mercer Island this afternoon. I'll show you. Kee... Read more

Walking in Seattle (Challenge walk #96 of 100 in 2013)

Thursday, December 05, 2013      1 comments

It's FREEEEZING, literally. It is 32 degrees at 11:30am as I parked the car and started to walk. There are five interesting walks out of Fisheries Supply near Gas Works Park in Seattle. I chose Y351 University of Washington because today admis... Read more

It's Like I Had Two Saturdays

Saturday, November 30, 2013      1 comments

I enjoy taking a long walk on Saturday. Yesterday I did two Volkswalks and today I got to do the Turkey Trot in Edmonds Washington. It's like I had two Saturdays in a row. This may be the event I have done most frequently in my seven yea... Read more

Federal Way - Blogging the Centurion Achievement Challenge in 2013 #93 & 94

Friday, November 29, 2013      0 comments

The startpoint is a residence. I first walked from this location in (see June 8th blog for walks 40 & 41). Since that time I have met the home owner/trailmaster/patch designer and even walked with his group in August. This is a committed Volk... Read more

I see the light - Challenge walk #92 of 100 in 2013

Saturday, November 23, 2013      1 comments

It was another beautiful day in the Puget Sound area; it was the perfect day to walk the Kirkland/Lake Washington Waterfront, Year Round walk #Y0134. Although slightly altered this year to maximize use of Kirkland Public Paths, it is almost th... Read more

Cold and Clear Days Outside

Thursday, November 21, 2013      1 comments

These are the days that make winter bearable. It is cold, but the sky is blue and the sun is shining. Today a friend and I walked 8.5 miles looking for migratory birds. We found 15 snipe (neither of us had ever seen them in “the wild”before) ... Read more

Walking Bothell Friday, Soos Creek Saturday.

Saturday, November 16, 2013      1 comments

The forecast Friday was for rain, but my husband and I put on our rain gear and headed north to walk "Bothell Town and Trail", YRE 1687. Starting from the QFC on Bothell Way, we walked the streets of Old Bothell. This mural honors the Bothell ... Read more


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