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World Walking Day

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Yesterday was World Walking Day and the American Volkssport Association (a national nonprofit organization of nation-wide hiking clubs) sponsored a walk in San Antonio, Texas. Since my wife used to be the Executive Director of this organization, I volunteered my time as the "official" photographer. I also got to do the 10K walk in a very historic part of San Antonio. I wanted to share of few of the pictures taken during this celebration.

Here is a picture of some walkers registering for the event.

Here are the current President and Executive Director of the organization. They stamped the walking books of the people who finished the walk.

Here are a few pictures of walkers along the route.

While the early morning sun played havoc with taking pictures of many of the scenic locations, there was still a lot of cultural and historic things to look at.

Here I am during a portion of the walk. Yes, I still need to lose some more weight...

All in all, it was a great day for walking and I got to meet some great people! I also got to see some new parts of San Antonio!
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    I love Texas!
    928 days ago
    Great pictures, Bill. I'm a little late in catching up with friends blogs. We've been really busy with household projects and it seems I'm only online to log in and spin and read a couple quick things. I'm taking more time for friends starting today! Very important.

    You're on your road trip #1 already so hope that's going well. Be sure and send a note and let me know how it was when you get back. I'm looking forward to hearing all about it.

    Again great pictures and blog. You look good- so happy you got out for this. Discovering new-to-you parts of town is pretty cool too. Take care. HUGS- Sandi
    931 days ago
    Sooo happy that you shared this wonderful event. Thanks for sharing it with us! I think you look terrific and I'm so happy that you are pushing yourself to get out there and continue to enjoy the events that you DW also loved. Believe me Bill...she was RIGHT there with you encouraging you and supporting you as you took all of these lovely shots.

    I LOVE San Antonio...such a beautiful and scenic little town!


    Bobbi Anne
    936 days ago
    Looks like fun on a lovely day. Thanks so much for sharing your pictures. I may have to see if I can get myself down there to do this walk next year.You look like you were enjoying yourself. GOOD !!
    936 days ago
    Thanks for sharing! Looks like it was a lovely day and what a nice way to honor your wife. I'm sure the folks there were happy to see you and grateful for your help!
    937 days ago
    Beautiful pix Bill. Thanks for sharing them.
    939 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    Very nice pictures,,
    IT looks like beautiful scenery too! Totally different day than your hike!!
    939 days ago
    What a nice event! I remember the Alamo from a family cross country trip in the 70s and also Volksmarches when we lived in Ohio. A great organization.
    939 days ago
    emoticon Beautiful pictures and at least you are out there. emoticon
    940 days ago
    Loved your blog & pics! My cousin used to participate in this group...many years ago. It sounds like a terrific hobby & something to get hooked on! I'm glad you have photography as a hobby, too. That can really be fun & help you through hard times.

    You look great and sound like you're finding ways to be happiness. Good for you! I'm sure that's what she'd want you to do your life and be happy!

    Thanks so much for sharing your fun day! Have a good day tomorrow, too! emoticon
    940 days ago
    What a beautiful place to walk. Been a long while since I visited San Antonio. I want to return soon!
    941 days ago
    Looks like it was truly an emoticon day.
    Thanks for sharing
    941 days ago
    Wonderful day for a walk around town Bill. Love AVA activities. They are a great way to get exercise and do some sightseeing in your own neighborhood.
    942 days ago
    Thanks for sharing the pictures. It looks like a great place to go for a walk. I'm sure the weight will come off soon. It looks to me like you really are working on it! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    942 days ago
    What a beautiful historic place to walk!!!!!!!! I loved the photos,thanks for sharing
    942 days ago
    Great feat in a beautiful city. No wonder you maxed out on Teddy Bear miles yesterday! Here I figured you were workin' the great outdoors at the ranch.
    943 days ago
  • PCOH051610
    Loved seeing these pictures!
    943 days ago
    Love your pictures!! What a great day. I've been in San Antonio. It's a very pretty city. Hot, though. Thanks for sharing. I wonder if there is a volkssport club near me? emoticon emoticon emoticon
    943 days ago
    Bill I enjoyed seeing your pictures. With all the walking, disc golf, gardening and tracking you will have the weight off in no time. Have another great week!
    943 days ago
    What fun! Thx for sharing these nice photos. I was on the site this week for San Antonio. There's this huge hotel-like condo complex with a 1 bedroom for $31K! Not sure what it's like to live on the 16th floor or what area of town it's in.
    943 days ago
    Beautiful place to celebrate World Walking Day.
    943 days ago
    Thanks for sharing the photos. I have never been to this part of the country so this was all very new to me. The route looks wonderful. I like the picture of the mural very much. The light is not so bright as to obscure the detail. It was kind of you to volunteer and I'm sure your wife's friends were glad to see you.
    943 days ago
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