3/16/19 – I-20 Wildlife Preserve Walk

A short walk has been planned for Saturday, March 16th, at the I-20 Wildlife Preserve.  We will be meeting at 9:00 a.m..

The address is 2201 S. Midland Drive.  Some say it’s a little tricky to find, so hopefully this link to a map will help!

The weather might be slightly cool, so bring your over-the-ear stocking caps and gloves!  Diane and Carolyn scoped out the Preserve and already spotted a red-winged blackbird and a coot (black with white bill?), lots of other water birds, and two friendly humans were working in the butterfly garden!

Hope to see you on Saturday (16th).

I-20 Wildlife Preserve


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3/9/19 – Walk Scheduled for Big Spring State Park

bigspringparkLet’s go for a walk at the Big Spring State Park!

The Midland Walkabout AVA Club will be meeting at 8:00 a.m., on Saturday, March 9th (behind the Jumburrito at the Midland Mall for those interested in carpooling or driving in a caravan to the Big Spring State Park.
If you prefer to meet us at the park, we will gather around 8:45 a.m., in the parking lot at the  entrance just off of Highway 700.   This walk is AVA Event ID#: 112696 – 2019/#Y0471 – 10km/5km)

Saturday morning should start off chilly, but then it should be decent later on — not like the past couple of days.  After the 5K or 10K walk, a group will probably eat at one of Big Spring’s fine establishments before heading home.

Experienced members please bring your $3 and record booklets.  New members should bring their packets with the free coupons and we’ll help you figure out the rest.  Extra new member packets will be available if anyone would like to join.

Welcome to our newest member, Bob Hays!!

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.  I will be bringing driving directions.


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3/4/19 – March Walkabout Monthly Meeting

March’s monthly meeting is scheduled for:

When:              Monday, March 4, 2019
Time:                6:00 p.m.
Where:            Murray’s Restaurant & Deli —  3211 Wadley

We hope to see you there!

Join Us

Minutes from 2-4-19 Meeting


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2/9/19 – Let’s Walk UTPB

UTPBJoin us on Saturday, February 9th, for this month’s walking event which will be in Odessa at UTPB.

For anyone wanting to carpool, let’s meet behind the Midland Mall Jumburrito.  We will be leaving there at  8:00 a.m.  

If you prefer, you can meet the group in Odessa, around 8:30 a.m., in the parking lot off of University Blvd., between the Presidential Library (located at 4919 E University Blvd) and the Fire Station, which is where the entrance to the trails begins.

This is an easy 5k or 10k walk.   Please bring $3.00 (or new member coupon), and your record booklets.   Guests walk for free!   

Join us

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2/4/19 – February Walkabout Meeting

Join UsThe February Walkabout Monthly Meeting will be held on
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH,  at Murray’s Deli at 6:00 p.m.

When:       Monday, Feb 4th
Time:         6:00 p.m.
Where:    Murray’s Restaurant & Deli – 3211 Wadley(in the meeting room)

Minutes from 1/7/19 Meeting




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1/7/19 – First Walkabout Monthly Meeting of the new year!

WELCOME 2019!!!

Our first Walkabout monthly meeting for the new year will be held on MONDAY, JANUARY 7th,  at Murray’s Deli at 6:00 p.m.   Come and welcome our new president, Diana Smart, and learn more about AVA and the Midland Walkabout AVA Club.

This month’s walk will be on Saturday, January 12th, at the Monahans Sandhills State Park.  Plans for this month’s walk will be discussed at the meeting.

When:       Monday, January 7th
Time:         6:00 p.m.
Where:     Murray’s Restaurant & Deli – 3211 Wadley(in the meeting room)

Minutes from 12/5/18 Meeting




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1/12/19 – Monahans Sandhills Resolution Walk/Run 2019

2019 Monahans Resolution Walk/Run

Ready to start the New Year and 2019 healthy? 

Come and join the brave and start 2019 with the Annual Monahans Sandhills Resolution Walk/Run.   This is a 5K – 10K Run or Health Walk!

For those wanting to carpool, we will meet behind the Midland Mall, Jumburrito, at 7:00 a.m. to carpool or caravan with each other.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., and the even starts at 9:00 a.m., so we need time to register and pickup our t-shirts, etc.

Registration to this event can be found here. 

To get credit for this AVA event, please bring your $3.00 and AVA Record booklets so you can get credit.  This is Event ID#: 109860 – 2018/#Y0225 – 10 km).    Need directions, click here.

Hope to see you on the 12th!

New Year


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2018 Walkabout Christmas Party…

The 2018 Midland Walkabout Christmas Party was filled with laughter, good food, enjoyable conversation, and wonderful fellowship!  This year’s party had a great turnout at the Venezia’s Restaurant, with wonderful food, and such a festive atmosphere.   Talk was about the upcoming walks for 2019 and continued plans to help our membership grow!

Announcement of our new officers for 2019 will be:   President, Diana Smart, Vice-President, Sammy Hunnicutt, Secretary, Carolyn Petersen and Treasurer, Alex Rose.

2018 Christmas Party

We want to wish all of our members,
and those wanting a healthier 2019,
a very happy holiday season!

Come and join us in 2019!

Minutes for 12-5-18 Meeting

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12/3/18 – Christmas Party & Monthly Meeting Planned

The Midland Walkabout
Christmas Party & Monthly Meeting
to be held on
Monday, December 3rd at 6:00 p.m.
at Venezia’s Restaurant
2101 W. Wadley

Happy Holidays

Minutes from the 11/5/18 Monthly Meeting

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11/10/18 – Racquet Club Walk Scheduled

The Club’s monthly walk for November,
will be Saturday, November 10th, starting at 8:00 a.m.

We’ll start the walk at the
F. Marie Hall Academic building parking lot

at Midland College, which is across the street
from the Dollye Neal Chapel.

You can have a choice to do a 6k or 11k, whichever you prefer.
The morning temp may be a bit nippy, so wear your layers!
With a brisk walk, it’ll be just fine,
and there’s always hot coco or coffee afterwards!

This is an AVA Sanctioned Walk – so join us by bringing
your $3.00 and your AVA booklet to be stamped for credit!
(Event ID#: 109858 – #2018/Y1827 – 11km/6km)





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