Our Walkabout President, Diana Smart, is moving to Houston at the end of August, in spite of humidity, mosquitoes, traffic…. When you see her at the meeting, extend your very best wishes for her new adventure and our sincere appreciation for being the Midland Walkabout Club’s President!
Come and join us on our monthly walk on Saturday, July 9th. We will be walking through the lovely Midland Racquet Club neighborhood. We will meet near the Fine Arts Building on the Midland College campus at 7:00 a.m. (bright and early to avoid the heat), this is near the Dollye Neal Chapel at the Midland College campus.
Please bring your Distance/Events booklets and $3 for your AVA walking fee, water, sunscreen, etc. If you would like to go somewhere afterwards, please bring some $$ for that too!
Join us on Saturday, June 11th, for this month’s walking event which will be in Odessa at UTPB.
Let’s meet behind the JumBurrito At Midland Park Mall at 7:00 a.m. for carpool. If you prefer, you could meet the group at 7:30 a.m. at the trail parking lot on the north side of University Blvd. This lot is just west of the fire station at 5151 E. University Blvd – Odessa.
This is an easy 5k or 10k walk. Please bring $3.00 (or new member coupon), and your Event/Distance booklets. Guests walk for free! HAPPY TRAILS!
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!
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:
We 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!
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.
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)
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!
Walkabouts 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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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