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Hi there. I know, it’s been a while. Yes, I’m still walking. Last few months have been stressful with job hunting, but hiking and being outdoors has continued to be therapeutic. I’ve also been doing a lot of volunteer work i.e., Feeding America, Meals on Wheels, and Just Call Us Volunteers. We help others to help ourselves, right? Today I did a 5K walk through the San Diego neighborhood of North Park to support the Uptown Faith Community Center. The event helped to raise funds for providing needed services to homeless and low income people. A few friends and I started the walk at 8 a.m. in Hillcrest. We walked through the neighborhood of North Park carrying signs and receiving honks from passersby. At the completion of the event we were greeted with medals and a hearty breakfast of ham, eggs, pancakes and coffee. This was a lot different from the Bikes and Beer event I did last weekend! Just doing my part in supporting the community. 🙂

Fellow walkers

Fellow walkers

 

Keep smiling!  Half way there!

Keep smiling! Half way there!

 

We passed by San Diego's famous Chicken Pie Shop.  I have eaten there once.  A long time ago.

We passed by San Diego’s famous Chicken Pie Shop. I have eaten there once. A long time ago.

 

The flowers are blooming!  San Diego received much-needed rain this week.

The flowers are blooming! San Diego received much-needed rain this week.

 

A stop at Mission Brewery during the Bikes and Beer event on March 29, 2013.

A stop at Mission Brewery during the Bikes and Beer event on March 29, 2013.

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Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

St. Patrick’s Day falls on Sunday this year. I will be enjoying the green trails, Guinness, soda bread (no raisins or caraway seeds), and Irish cream and cheese, not necessarily in that order, but throughout the weekend. I hope you enjoy the weekend.

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On my hikes and backpacking trips I always bring along Clif bars.  They do a pretty good job of giving me long-lasting energy.  To celebrate the 20th anniversary, the company came out with a new flavor inspired by Gary’s, the founder, bike rides in Italy.   It’s called Gary’s Panforte.  I’ve never had a panforte before, but I am really fond of fruit and nut baked goods with spices.  When I saw the announcement I quickly ordered several bars from REI as this is a limited edition and they were selling out quickly.  Within a few days I received the package excited about the new flavor.  The following day, after my long walk to work that morning, I had my first Gary’s Panforte.  I can’t compare it to the Italian version, but I liked it very much.  It’s not overly sweet and it has a soft texture to it.  There seems to be more fruit and nuts than flour.  Overall, I’m glad I purchased several bars as I will be enjoying these throughout the summer.

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