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UT Arlington Volksmarch

Sunday, May 15, 2011

We walked on Saturday at Arlington, TX. It was a 10K and it included parts of the UTA campus.



We walk route took us into Nedderman Hall where there is a memorial to Kalpana Chawla, who was a UTA graduate. She and 6 other astronauts died when Columbia Space Shuttle exploded on re-entry to the earth's atmosphere.



The campus is bordered by a creek and there was a really nice walkaway across it.



It was a little chilly, but it was a great day to get out and walk.

  
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ELEXEY 5/16/2011 11:45PM

    Wow, what a beautiful campus!

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MJ-SHE-BEAST 5/16/2011 4:20PM

    My niece attended UTA and I just love that campus. 10K..wow! Nice walk!

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10K at Lake Bastrop

Saturday, May 07, 2011

The Colorado River Walkers out of Austin hosted this event at Lake Bastrop. This was a nice area I have never visited before.



We had great weather, overcast and cool when we started. It was 76 when we finished. There were lots of bridges including this pontoon bridge.



The trail was well marked and easy to follow.

  
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67CAMARO_SS 5/9/2011 1:33PM

    Looks awesome! Thanks for sharing the photos again. Great idea!
June :)

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10K in St. Joe, TX

Sunday, May 01, 2011

In my quest to walk all the counties of Texas we went north to St. Joe to collect Montaque County. It is just a little town, so little that when we finished we went to the next town to eat lunch. All they have is a Dairy Queen. Not that there is anything wrong with Dairy Queen, but we wanted a "real" restaurant. More on that later.

St. Joe is home to Howell Sickles who is famous for her
Cowgirl artwork. This is her studio.


St. Joe was on the famous Chisholm Trail. This is the Phillips Ranch House. This ranch has been owned by the same family for over 100 years. There was a saloom in town where the trail drovers whooped it up, but it was being remodeled and there were construction workers everywhere so I didn't take a picture of it.



The city park had a big slide so we gave it a try. Unfortunately we needed some wax paper. We just stuck to the slide!



When we finished the walk we went to Muenster to eat lunch. We stopped at a German restaurant and had Brats, sauerkraut and fried potatoes!

  


12K in the Texas Hill Country

Sunday, April 24, 2011

We drove down to walk in Comfort. It was cloudy and overcast when we started at 9am, but it soon got sunny and hot. We had that great breeze though that kept us cool.



The walk went out to the Singing Waters Winery. This is their patio area where you take a glass of wine and relax after taking their tour.



On the way back the route also stopped at the Bending Branch Winery.



It was a great walk and there seemed to be a great turnout.

  
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WONDERJUL 4/24/2011 9:28PM

    Glad you had a good walk! Looks nice!

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GINCHIFER 4/24/2011 8:33PM

    Looks like a beautiful walk!

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BET212 4/24/2011 7:18PM

    I love Comfort...it's such a nice little town. We stayed there last year at the Haven River Inn. It's a really nice place. Looks like it was a nice walk!

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10K Longview, TX

Sunday, April 17, 2011

We traveled out to East Texas to walk the Boorman hike/bike trail on Saturday. I posted the info on SparkPeople and was delighted that two SparkPeople came to walk. I'm also glad they recognized me, and stopped me to say hi!



The walk was an out and back on the hike/bike trail which was nice and wide and had some landscaped areas.



But most of it was like this, just a nice walk in the woods.

  
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REDBUD1 4/21/2011 12:21AM

    What a great place to walk. I'm not far away, but have never visited the train.

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CASILAYNE 4/18/2011 1:27PM

    It was so great to see you! I only live a few minutes from that trail and love it! We get enjoy it a few times per week :)

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KISSYTINA 4/17/2011 9:47PM

    I used to live less than 30 minutes away from there, but never got to walk the trail! I am sure it was beautiful, and I am so glad you got to meet up with some fellow Sparkers!

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67CAMARO_SS 4/17/2011 8:26PM

    Looks absolutely AWESOME! Thanks for sharing!
June :)

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