Our first 10K (6.2 mi.) walk was sponsored by the Colorado River Walkers Volkssport Club. A sponsored (or traditional) walk means club volunteers mark the route, staff a registration/start table, cashier table, checkpoints along the way and a finisher's table, plus the club provides snacks for the walkers. This walk wove around southwest Austin in the Western Oaks neighborhood. In addition to residential streets, we walked on trails and in parks.
The first 2K of our walk followed this wide dirt path around the outside of a shopping center.
|Bob on the trail.|
|Spring is just around the corner. New blooms are popping out.|
|Over 100 volksmarchers did this walk today; some walked 5K, some 10K.|
|Murals on the pool building.|
|Another mural on the pool building.|
|Roller hockey in the park on the basketball court.|
|One of the old oaks in the neighborhood.|
Because we saw so much on our second walk of the day, I will do a Part 2 post for that one.
To be continued...