Cool with a touch of warm

Did you walk? How far?

About this past week:

Last week, I suggested you take a trip to Allan Gardens. Did you go? It’s a favourite destination of mine, so I was sorry to miss their Christmas flower opening event. (Luckily, we’ll do something similar, this week!) In case you love the Allan Gardens greenhouses, too, don’t forget that the flowers are there until January 10. Haven’t had a chance yet? Go look! Want to view blooms by candlelight? That’s possible on several evenings, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., December 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27. If you go, take a donation for the food bank. And please share a candle-lit flower photo with us.

This Sunday, December 13, 2015:

Who knows how many kilometres we walked last week? I’m sure we all walked separately, here and there, but since there was no group walk, and since we did plenty of walking the week before, let’s not change our Bracebridge or bust total. Don’t worry: this week, we’ll catch up a bit.

Meet at the Y at 9:00 on Sunday. We’ll take transit west, back to Centennial Conservatory. I promised shortbread and cider, but it gets better: roasted chestnuts! Join us for an interesting bus ride, a little treat, beautiful flowers, graceful palm trees, and more. We’ll walk off those shortbread calories with a nifty park hike to the subway. Cool, sunny weather is predicted. Can the Christmas spirit be far off?

Coming right up:

We can always go… Downtown!  Are you as curious as I am about Aura? And the other projected developments for Yonge Street? It amuses me that I can see those “icicle” lights on Aura from my own street. I want to know more. (Like… who changes the light bulbs? And when do the lights go off?) But seriously, a changing city is an interesting thing to watch. Check out this article, if the future shape, silhouette and evolution of our city interest you, too. Scroll down to the map at the end of that piece and note the blue clumping of future condos at the foot of Yonge. Hmmmm. Not sure I’m keen on that, but I’m no NIMBY, so I want to learn more.

Clearly there’ll be plenty of fresh exploring ahead, in our quest for walking mileage. We all love new route suggestions, so tell us your ideas. And dream ahead to brunch among the trees (and maybe a dusting of snow… ) in High Park. That’s the plan for January 3, 2016, when we’ll celebrate the new year. Let’s fit in a few more great walks before then, too!

Are you reading about our club for the first time?

Welcome. You really should walk with us! See you in the morning!

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