This was Donna's first walk as a Merrywalker and we remembered to even bring the carrots for the goats. There were 13th of us walking, but we had a couple of different groups. Our group made to downtown Sherwood right when the rain started, so we ducked into Clancy's for some clam chowder. We had a chance to meet the new "Merrywalker Dog", Izzy. Vicky just got the new pup a couple of weeks ago.
Jo Cusick from Vancouver just started walking a couple of months ago and has become one of our "photographers". She didn't get these to me until later, so check them out with the others.
Today we had about 30 walkers in Sherwood for our new walk. LouAnn was right there greeting everyone and taking their money. We had a big group in the 10k walkers and then the 5k walkers split up a bit and we would stop, talk and smell the roses and there was something for all of us. We met a couple of ex-bunco players from Vancouver, I think it was Helga and Bob, they will have to let me know if the names were right. We heard there was a new walker on the 10k, but we didn't have a chance to meet up with her, hopefully she will contact one of us soon. We did hear at the end of the walk she wasn't feeling very well, so we hope she's ok now.
After the walk everyone headed over for ribs at Famous Dave's. It was great. Tomorrow if anyone would like to do it again, we will! 10 a.m. tomorrow at the YMCA. See you there. Oh, try and remember a couple of carrots or an apple for the goats.
Another nice turnout for the Snails today, we had 13 today. The other day we found out the bullfrogs were back, but today they were hiding from us. WE saw and identified a lot of the wildflowers. Barb and Mary Ann were pointing them out to us as they looked them up in the book. The owls are gone. They fledged last week and today the only wildlife we saw was the geese and birds. Some of the Snails will be walking with us for either all or part of the walk on Wednesday and or Thursday. Of course we headed to the coffee shop for a fix of caffine and a lot of conversation we headed home around noon.
This is the big weekend for the Discovery Walks. Starr will be our photographer and reporter for the next three days. Everyday we will update the album to make sure you can see all of the pictures. One of the little facts was the guy holding the flag, he is on his first visit here to the States from Russia and he is participating in the walks. Enjoy!
I'm not sure of how many were there, but doesn't it look like a lot of people? There was the regular 10k and then there was the 5k and then there was the slower 5k, but everyone had a good time.
Starr just put up more pictures, so check out the album of Starr and Vicky.
There were 14 of us out there today enjoying the warm and dry weather. We saw some bluebirds, but mostly we were looking at a lot of the plants that were in bloom. Barb Bowes brought a plant book with her, so it made it pretty interesting. We did see a young eagle hanging out in the snag, but it's always fun getting together and chatting away while we look at everything changing.
We were told the view was great, and it was. I was supposed to lead the 10k, but Barbara Niss took the job over for me, so we walked the 5k and then went shopping at the outlet mall. Barbara told us to look for the Sherwood gravestones in the cemetery, but we looked and looked, and finally Carol found it for us. It was a family named Sherwood, and one of the gravestones even had a covered wagon on it. Regina was the East County Windwalker who showed up to do the walk with us. 13 lucky walkers today.