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Kerrville 10K Bridge Walk

Monday, August 09, 2010

We went down to Kerrville and walked their new bridge walk. There is a new Spur 98 that goes on the west side of Kerrville and this is the new bridge over the Guadalupe River.



This is mostly an out and back walk along the new highway. No shade.... not good when the temperatures are in the high 90s.

  


8K in Belton

Saturday, July 31, 2010

We started at Confederate Park which is just off I-35 and followed the hike/bike path along Nolan Creek.



We passed a butterfly garden. I've never seen butterfly houses before.



The path deadend near UMHB Campus. We passed a pond with waterlilies and a student memorial.



We circled the campus and then headed back along Nolan Creek.

  
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CHATTIEGIRL 8/8/2010 3:21PM

    Hi WALKSFAR;

You where my 2nd friend when I start spark and I thought I would check in on you. You have beautiful picture and it is so nice you get to walk with your husband on those trails. I am alone and my back is bad, plus I would have to travel to find trails like that, we just don't have them. Drop by sometime and stay true to your goals of healthy eating, routine exercises. God bless you dear.

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67CAMARO_SS 8/1/2010 9:50AM

    Love the idea for your blog! The story & the pix - very nice!

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RTLINHART 7/31/2010 3:22PM

  Beautiful pics-thanks for sharing.

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DARLENEK04 7/31/2010 3:21PM

  I love the pictures but the Hydrangeas are fabulous...I wish
I had those in my yard.

Darlene

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15K at Colorado Bend State Park

Saturday, July 24, 2010

This was not a volksmarch. We decided to just walk at this State Park which is about 24 miles west of Lampasas. We headed out on the River Trail to see Gorman Falls. We started about 9am, It was overcast and not too hot. It was to be an out and back of approx 10K. We had the Colorado River on one side and some beautiful cliffs on the other.





We took a wrong turn at the Primitive Camping Area so the trail was pretty rough.



We finally rejoined the regular trail and continued on the the Gorman Falls area. We again missed our turn to go to the Falls and continued about a mile on the road before turning back. We found the entrance to the Falls trail and went to see them. It was a gorgeous area.





It was quite a climb down to them and then back up, but I think it was worth it. The walk was probably a 15K and it took us 4 hours to complete.

  
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KARLYNCANDOIT 7/24/2010 8:00PM

    Oh so beautiful!!! Great for you!!! emoticon

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10K Sunrise Event in Richardson, TX

Saturday, July 17, 2010

We started walking at 7:15, it wasn't "HOT" yet. The walk was mostly residential passing the really nice homes surrounding Sherrill Park Golf Course. We even saw some cottontails still out in yards.



We do these events for the exercise of course, but we have the added pleasure of visiting with our friends on the trail, at the start/finish, and at the checkpoints along the route. We also strike up conversations with complete strangers, especially if they are walking with beautiful pets like this one.



We learned that this is an Akita breed from Japan. The owner got him from the rescue shelter.

  
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DARLENEK04 7/18/2010 2:13PM

  Grea pictures. Thanks for sharing. The Akita is a beauty.
The rabbit??? Well he looks as tho he/she posed for you.


Darlene

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Fort Hood 10K

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Walk started at the Copeland Soldier Support Center.

It was nice and overcast when we started, so we didn't wear hats. Big Mistake! Sun came out half way thru the walk, got really hot, really quick.

My favorite part of the walk is the fitness trail which goes by the Headquarter Parade Grounds and then has a series of switchback and you pass this statue.


Our walking club won't be renewing this Year Round Event (YRE) due to lack of participation. We were walkers No. 13, 14 and 15 to register. This YRE is in the red.

  


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