Bill and Louann a few years ago at the Daffodil Walk
Albany Fitwalkers sent us their schedule for the Thursday walks through the end of May. If you would like to see their schedule, go to the EVENTS tab and you will find a link there showing their schedule. Some of the walks that really stick out are the walks in Sherwood 4/16, Tigard 6/18, and Silver Creek Falls 5/21. If anyone sees a walk that they might like to do and would like to get a carpool going there, please contact me and we can work on a field trip.
This week is the Amity Daffolidil Festival which is always a highlight. The school sells the most beautiful tee shirts for $15 designed by one of their local artists. Another stop could be the hazelnut farm, a little south of Amity where you can pick up cracked hazelnuts for a very reasonable price. Also you can try the various wineries in the area, such as Left Coast and Amity, both have wonderful venues. At the school they also feature a nice luncheon you can purchase or you can visit the many gourmet restaurants on the way to or from the walk.
Julie, Joyce, Mary, Bekki, Angela, Rachael and I did the walk this weekend and then headed over to Brownsville for a fiddler's get together in their local coffee shop. After we toured the Moyer House, where Julie showed off her piano skills, we walked over the bridge that was used in the Stand By Me film and then saw some of the places that were used in the film. We had a great time and next week we'll head to the Amity.
We posted a notice for the Snails on the sidebar, so it should be easy to spot. I will be leading the "Snails" and I will be walking as fast as our slowest walker. There are usually several groups that can split up, but this is walk designed for slow walkers.
As you can see by our heading, we have a lot coming up. Next week is our field trip to Eugene/Brownsville, April 6th is our "volkswalking in Europe" and now we have May 4th meeting will be the author, Laura O Foster, who is done quite a few books on hiking in the Portland area.
The latest information and where the Snails will meet is under the EVENTS tab. Just click on that tab and then click on the SNAILS and you will see the location for our Monday walks. We will try to change periodically throughout the year, hopefully taking in new places like the Refuge, Tryon State Park, The Rose Garden and the Rhodendrum Garden.
This is a small blurb for Marti, our last speaker, who is giving a class at the Y.
Eight Weeks to Wellness
A unique program emphasizing the 8 essential good health practices
for an active, healthy lifestyle. This class includes discussions
on new themes introduced weekly. We recommend taking this
class while participating in the 12 Week Program. For further information,
please contact Marty Brown at 503-625-9622.
Age: 14 years and older
Fee: Free for Facility Members - Purchase of book $10.00
Schedule: Sign-up at Front Desk
Tuesdays 1/13–3/3 3/17–5/5
Wednesdays 1/14–3/4 3/8–5/6
Check out our pictures from Ocean Shores. Carolyn Uyemura, Mike, Mary Ann, Jane and our driver Angela, headed up to do the walks their over the weekend. We all got our first walk in "the Bay walk" but in the afternoon we split up. Mary Ann and Carolyn went shopping and Angela and I started the 10k walk at Damon State Park. After less than 1K we headed back for the shopping. We decided on doing the walk by car the next day.
The shopping was fun and Saturday night we hit Galloway's Pub for corned beef sandwiches and a whiskey spiked bread pudding. The singer was from Portland and we sang American Pie right along with him.
Sunday we did the Weatherwax walk and met the mayor from Ocean Shores and told us the Weatherwax family donated 100 acres of prime land for trails along the coast. It wasn't on the volks walks, but it was a walk you just had to do.
See you on the trail ....
Yesterday we were able to say goodbye to LouAnn and Bill when they departed on the bus for the airport headed to New Zealand. Then we took off on our walk and headed over to Capt. Ron's for lunch. Next week we are thinking about heading to Hodney's. Not only is this a great way to walk, but what a nice way to try out all of the eateries around Sherwood! Next week we will still be meeting at 11 a.m. at the Coffee Station.
See you next Monday!
Marti from the Y came and gave a talk on stretching before and after walks. She had us all up and moving. Not only did she have handouts with all of the stretches, she taught us some exercises we could do to improve our balance. After our physical activity she then gave some educational facts on power bars: what to look for when purchasing, reading the labels, and which ones were rated at the top. We had a blast. Arlene said she wants to make sure we do the stretches before our Monday walk.
Thank you Marti!
Next month we hear Bill Middleton give us a talk on volkswalking in Europe. I hope he brings pictures!
First we would like to welcome our new snail, Lynette from Sherwood. She heard about our group from an article that Carolyn wrote in our local paper.
We have moved to the big time. Shortly, we will be listed on Wendy's e-mail list as walk. WOW! Not sure when she will have has included, but Carolyn is working out the details now.
More "Snail News". Carolyn will be starting to walk next week. She is making progress and hopefully will be returning to the Wednesday walks soon.
More News. LouAnn and Bill will be leaving Monday for New Zealand. Have a great trip!
See you Monday at the Sherwood Coffee Shop. Maybe we can do lunch at Hunter's Ridge.