The Columbia River Volkssport Club hosted an Event walk in the North West area of Portland Oregon today! A very special "Thank You" for the time, effort and planning of this walk. We had the option of doing two 5k route's which is always a bonus. One of the loops took you through neighborhoods where you meandered around flowers and trees in spectacular spring color. The second loop was in the Pearl District and the old town commercial part. We were able to enjoy all the many shops and businesses along this route. The train through a bit of a wait into some of our walks but with the sun warming us, the blue skies to gaze at and all the walkers to chat with we overcame the slight delay. Both routes were so well marked, the directions were easy to follow which made either option an enjoyable experience! Thanks again to everyone who helped make this walk another wonderful and fun filled fitness day!
When you see the walkers began to gather it must be a Wednesday walk !
Today was a little on the rainy side as we came together at Starbucks on the corner of 36th and Hawthorne. It's an area that is so special one feels like they have stepped through a portal and into another world. Busy streets yet quite and beautiful neighborhoods surround this unique space. The shops compete for space and business right along side all the people who come and go. We all fit right in with our umbrella's and smiles. The flower's were spectacular as the trees are in full bloom, yards bursting with color and vendor's creating their own spots of color. The weather improved as Dick lead the 10 K group and Joe leading the 5 K group on this dazzling walk popping with the colors of the rainbow. A special thank you for Dick and Joe!
Join us on Wednesday's, everyone is welcome...we have fun and lunch follows.
The first Saturday in April was a spectacular event walk at Tyron Creek State Park. The park was having their annual Trillium Festival and this year Mother Nature was in sync. The Trillium's were in full bloom through all stages so you had snow white, soft pinks, shades of lavender and so many more.... They were everywhere! The sun, for the early part of the morning, slanted through the trees, leaves, flowers and glistened like diamonds hanging from the tips. It was a beautiful walk, marked so you didn't even have to follow the directions.
If you did follow the directions they guided you through and around on natural paths for spectacular views. Everyone you seen greeted you with smiles and "Happy Good Morning's"!
Thank you to all the hard work and effort of the Rose City Roamers..
You did a great job!!!
WOW, just doesn't seem to cover this record setting day! The Cedar Milers scheduled a relaxing and peaceful walk today in Forest Grove. There was a group walk, lead by Steve Finnegan, that about 35 walkers showed up for and a 5K walk to... I think...with Easter tomorrow a fellow walker and myself drove down and headed out a little early. Please excuse my lack of "people pictures" but I hope you enjoy the beauty of the spectacular scenery we seen. This stroll through the quiet and small town of Forest Grove was in FULL bloom. The sun was out, the sky was blue and the trees and flowers were completing for first prize! The route had us strolling through the Pacific University grounds, old charm neighborhoods with historic old homes and parks. The downtown area had so many colorful decorations and was hopping with color! Who would have imagined that the temperatures today would set records at 77 degrees? A special thank you for this wonderful walk... and a "Happy Easter" to all.
The Valley Volkswalker's club had a special walk this Saturday on Swan Island. A very special THANK YOU for their efforts marking this trail in the hail, snow, rain and wind the day before! The temperatures were a little chilly this morning but the sun came out and clouds broke up and the weather was perfect. The walkers started arriving, some we hadn't seen for a long time... like Angela and many of the regulars. We went a up to Willamette Blvd., enjoyed the huge tennis shoes, then on to the new "Waud Bluff Trail', down to the River. What a beautiful walk that was marked so well you didn't need the directions! Yeah!