5/7/22 – Monahans Sandhills Walk is Scheduled

LET’S WALK THE MONAHANS SANDHILLS STATE PARK

Monahans Sandhills

A planned walk is scheduled for Saturday, May 7th at the Monahans Sandhills.
This is our AVA Event ID#: 120013-2022/#Y0225.

Let’s meet behind JumBurrito at the Midland Mall at 7:30 am for carpool/caravan.  We’ll try to finish the walk before it gets extremely hot.  If you prefer, you could meet the group at the Sandhills headquarters parking lot.

What is different this time?  There is a new walk in the city of Monahans, so we might do 5K in the park, and then 5k in the town – just an idea, we’ll see how it goes.

What to bring?   Water, water, water.. a hat, sunscreen, etc.    $3.00 walking fee (new members are free); The entrance fee is $4.00, unless you have a State Park Pass, and money for lunch!

We hope to see you Saturday!

Monahans Sandhills State Park
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5/2/22 – Upcoming May Midland Walkabout Meeting

The May Walkabout Monthly Meeting will be held on MONDAY, MAY 2nd,  at Murray’s Deli at 6:00 p.m. in the meeting room.   

When:       Monday, May 2nd
Time:         6:00 p.m.
Where:     Murray’s Restaurant & Deli – 3211 Wadley(meeting room)

More information coming about a Monahans Sandhills walk on Saturday, May 7th.  

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4/4/22 – Our Monthly Walkabout Meeting

Hope you can join us at our next meeting!

When:              Monday, April 4th
Time:                6:00 p.m.
Where:            Murray’s Restaurant & Deli
Location:        3211 Wadley —- (in their meeting room)

We hope to see you there!

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More information will be coming for our planned walk on Saturday, April 9th in Stanton.  Stanton should be a ‘piece of cake’ after our rugged adventure near Fort Davis last Saturday!    

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3/26/22 – Let’s Take a Walk at the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute – Fort Davis

Join us Saturday, March 26th, in our trek down to the Fort Davis area to walk around the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute.   The weather forecast should be a high of 77° and takes approximately 2 hrs. 50 minutes to drive one-way.   

Let’s meet at 7:00 a.m., behind the JumBurrito by Midland Park Mall for carpool/caravan.   Admission into the Institute is $6.50 per person.   Also bring your $3.00 for the AVA walk and your booklets for credit.   This walk is part of our AVA Event ID#:  120018 – 2022/Y2223 – 10 km/5km.  Remember to bring hats, sunscreen, snacks and walking poles if you have them. 

The group will probably try to eat in Fort Davis after the hike before heading home.

Address for the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute is:

43869 St. Highway 118
Fort Davis TX 79734
CDRI website

We hope to see you Saturday morning!

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3/12/22 – Come Walk the Lake Colorado City State Park with Us!

Colorado City State Park TexasWe hope that you can come and join us on Saturday, March 12th, while we explore the trails of the Lake Colorado City State Park.  

Let’s gather for a carpool/caravan behind JumBurrito at Midland Park Mall at 8:00 a.m. 

5k or 10k hikes are available.  The trails are not flat, so you might want to bring along your walking stick.  Also please bring the $3.00 walk fee, and your AVA event/distance booklets for credit.  You might need a little money for the State Park entrance fee and lunch!   This walk is our AVA Event ID#: 120010 – 2022/Y2746.

The weather should start pretty cool, but then warm up to the low 60’s!

Hope to see you on Saturday – March 12th

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3/7/22 – March Walkabout Monthly Meeting

Our Monthly Walkabout Monthly Meeting is coming up!

When:              Monday, March 7th
Time:                6:00 p.m.
Where:            Murray’s Restaurant & Deli
Location:        3211 Wadley —- (in their meeting room)

We hope to see you there!

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1/15/22 – Heading to Big Spring State Park

Join us this Saturday, January 15th, for a walk at the Big Spring State Park.  Big Spring State Park

Plans are to gather behind the Jumburrito at Midland Park Mall at 8:00 a.m., for carpool/ caravan.  If you prefer, you can meet the group at the Big Spring State Park in the upper parking lot, near the restrooms, around 8:45 a.m.. (1 Scenic Drive, Big Spring, TX).

Looks like the Saturday morning weather will be cold, so we will need to keep that in mind.    Please bring the $3.00 walk fee and your Distance/Events booklets. This is the Midland Walkabout AVA Event #120011-2022/YP471, where we can achieve either a 5K or 10K walk.

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1/3/22 – First Walkabout Meeting of 2022!

W E L C O M E   2 0 2 2 !!!

2022

Happy New Year to everyone and wishing all of you a healthy 2022!

Our first Walkabout monthly meeting will be held on MONDAY, JANUARY 3rd,  at Murray’s Deli at 6:00 p.m.   We hope that you can come and join in to get a fresh healthy start for the year and see what we have in store for 2022!

When:       Monday, January 3rd
Time:         6:00 p.m.
Where:     Murray’s Restaurant & Deli – 3211 Wadley(in the meeting room)

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11/1/21 – November Walkabout Monthly Meeting

Happy Fall and Happy Thanksgiving!

Come and join us for our monthly meeting

When:              Monday, November 1, 2021
Time:                6:00 p.m.
Where:            Murray’s Restaurant & Deli —  3211 Wadley

We have lots to talk about and plan so we hope to see everyone there!   We received some excellent photos to share with you from a fellow AVA member from Pennsylvania, who came to Texas and walked the Fort Davis Historical site   She wanted to share her hike with us!


For those interested in this walk, this is our AVA Event ID#: 117300 – 2021/#Y0230 – 10 km/5km walk!

We hope to see you there!

Thanksgiving

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9/11/21 – Walk Scheduled for Big Spring State Park

bigspringparkWalkabouts and Friends!   Let’s go for a walk at the Big Spring State Park!

Join us on Saturday, September 11th for a walk at Big Spring State Park (the mountain in Big Spring).

We will meet up at 7:00 a.m., (behind the Jumburrito at the Midland Mall for those interested in carpooling or driving in a caravan to the Big Spring State Park.   Or, if you prefer to meet us at the park, we will meet the group around 8:00 a.m., at the upper level parking lot at the park.   This walk is AVA Event ID#: 117418 – 2021/#Y0471 – 10km/5km

Please bring water, the $3 walk fee (free for guests and new members), and your Distance/ Events booklets.

If you own a Walkabout t-shirt, that would be appropriate.  Also, the colors of red/white/blue in honor of Patriot Day, would be great.

Big Spring State Park Info:   The State Park is contained within the city limits of Big Spring.   The walk itself is probably fine for most everyone in our group, but there is a hill which gets you up high enough to overlook the fine city of Big Spring!  The trail is not, however, suitable for wheelchairs, strollers, etc..   We will be walking on asphalt roads, dirt and gravel paths.   There are no entrance fees.  Restrooms are available in the park. 

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9/1/21 – September Walkabout Meeting

Due to a holiday conflict, we will be having our September meeting on Wednesday, September 1st, at 6:00 pm. at Murray’s.    The Labor Day holiday conflicts with our usual Monday meeting, and we apologize if this change makes things difficult, but we sure hope you can attend.   

When:       Monday, September 1st
Time:         6:00 p.m.
Where:     Murray’s Restaurant & Deli3211 Wadley(in the meeting room)

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8/7/21 – Keeping it Cool – Walking the Midland Park Mall

hot weather

Saturday, August 7th, we will have our trek through the Midland Park Mall.   The Mall doesn’t open as early in the mornings, so let’s meet at the Food Court at 9:00 a.m.  We can sleep in and still walk in air-conditioned comfort! 

Do as many or as few laps as you please.  Then maybe we will go somewhere to eat brunch/lunch.

Please bring your $3.00 and record booklets and wear a Walkabout t-shirt if you can.

Hope to see you Saturday!

This is AVA Event ID#: 117417 – 2021/#Y1825 – 10km/5k.

Friends and guests are always welcome.

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8-2-21 – NewsWest 9 – Features the Walkabouts!

A special thanks to NewsWest 9 and news director, Melissa Hendrix-Beach, for the wonderful feature story and video about our Midland Walkabout AVA Club.

CHECK OUT THE GREAT PROMOTIONAL VIDEO!   
NEW MEMBERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOMED!

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8/2/21 – Our Walkabout Monthly Meeting for August

Our next meeting will be held on Monday August 2.  We will meet at Murray’s on Wadley in their meeting room at 6:00 p.m.  It is hard to believe that August is nearly upon us, so hope you will make plans to join us!

Monthly Walkabout Monthly Meeting!

When:              Monday, August 2nd
Time:                6:00 p.m.
Where:            Murray’s Restaurant & Deli
Location:        3211 Wadley —- (in their meeting room)

Hope to see you there!

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7/31/21 – Lets Get Together and Walk the Midland Racquet Club

Join us on Saturday morning, July 31st, for our Racquet Club walk.  We will be meeting at 7:00 a.m. (bright and early to avoid the heat), near the Dollye Neal Chapel at the Midland College campus.

This walk is held in conjunction with the Midland Health Wellness Week, which has had publicity, so we’re encouraging all newcomers to join us!

Please bring water, your $3.00 AVA walking fee, and your record booklets.  If possible, let’s all wear our Midland Walkabout t-shirts so we really stand out.

You can have a choice to do a 6k or 11k, whichever you prefer.

This is an AVA Sanctioned Walk – so join us
(Event ID#: 117297 – #2021/Y1827 – 11km/6km)

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7/12/21 – July Walkabout Meeting

The July Walkabout Monthly Meeting will be held on Monday, July 12, at Murray’s Deli at 6:00 p.m.   We’re hoping that everyone enjoy their 4th of July Holiday!     

When:       Monday, July 12th
Time:         6:00 p.m.
Where:      Murray’s Restaurant & Deli – 3211 Wadley(in the meeting room)

President, Diana Smart, has just returned from the American Volkssport Convention in Wisconsin, so there’s lots of good and exciting news to hear about from her trip!  We also have plans to have our Racquet Club walk be part of the Midland’s Wellness Tour that is coming up on July 31st!

Ready for your new Club t-shirt?    Anyone who ordered one may pick it up at the meeting too!   

Minutes from 6/7/21 Walkabout Meeting

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6/7/21 – June Walkabout Monthly Meeting

Our Monthly Walkabout Monthly Meeting is coming up!

When:              Monday, June 7th
Time:                6:00 p.m.
Where:            Murray’s Restaurant & Deli
Location:        3211 Wadley —- (in their meeting room)

We hope to see you there!

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Minutes from our May 3rd Meeting

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5/22/21 – Let’s Take A Trip to San Angelo!

All interested WALKERS!   We’re planning on Saturday, May 22nd, that our group will venture towards the southeast and walk through San Angelo.  The San Angelo Volksswalkers sponsors two walks in San Angelo, and we will choose which one to explore.

To avoid the heat, let’s meet behind the JumBurrito at Midland Park Mall at 7:00 a.m., on Saturday May 22 for carpool/caravan.  The drive takes around 2 hours.  We will gather at the Red Lion Hotel 441 Rio Concho Drive around 9:00 or 9:15 a.m.

Please bring your $3 AVA walk fee, record booklets, water, and money for lunch.  We are unsure at this point if we will actually enter Fort Concho, but there is an admission fee $5.00 to $7.00.   We can discuss this when we all meet up!

Image of San Angelo Texas
San Angelo

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4/17/21 – Celebrating AVA’s ‘National Walking Week’

The American Volkssport Association (AVA) or also known as the
America’s Walking Club, has declared the week of
April 1st – 7th, as “National Walking Week.”

The Midland Walkabout Volkssport Club is joining in this celebration and hoping that everyone will get outside and walk with us!   The Midland Walkabout AVA Club will be hosting this walking event on Saturday, April 17th at 8:30 a.m. at the Midland College  – Allison Fine Arts Building.   

4-17-21 National Walking Event

Click here for a .pdf version

Interested in learning more
about the America’s Walking Club?

Check out the AVA’s March Issue of the Checkpoint Newsletter

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