Well, it has taken most of January, but the FLRVC website is now updated for 2019. If you see anything that fell through the cracks and didn't get updated for 2019, please let me know.
Ack folks. I can't believe that I have gotten so far behind on the news blog! I will try to keep up better in the New Year. Our holiday walk (Owego) and party was a lot of fun and we had a nice turnout at the restaurant. It was quite a cold day for walking. Many thanks to the Tioga County Historical Society for once again allowing us to use them as a start point. As is per usual for this time of year, our next walks are going to be group walks of our year rounds. First up is our Binghamton walk on February 9th. If you are in the mood to shake those winter blues, meet at 10:00 at the start point. There are a number of eateries in downtown Binghamton if lunch is wanted afterwards. In addition to our usual year-round walks, we have 5 traditional walks this year: Chenango Valley State Park, Salt Springs State Park, Skaneateles and Homer are old, returning favorites. We also have a new walk at Hemlock Lake in western New York.
A few walkers braved Saturday's torrential downpours to do our Vestal Hills/Kopernik walk. Unfortunately, the weather kept most folks away. Many thanks to Doug and Cinda Gausman for setting up the walk and allowing their home to be used as the start point.
We had 12 eager walkers come out for the Binghamton University walk last weekend. The weather cooperated by being sunny, but not too hot and it was beautiful weather all round. Thanks to Cinda Gausman for setting up the walk.
We had 10 stalwart walkers come out in the rain to walk Jones Park in Vestal. There were numerous salamanders along the trail and the spring wildflowers were just starting to peep out. Many thanks to Doug and Cinda Gausman for setting up the walk.
Hi folks, two news items... First of all, our next walk is on February 10. Meet at 10:00 a.m at the Binghamton start point for a group walk. It is possible that lunch will follow. The other news is that the 2018 web pages for the year rounds have finally been updated. New pages for our upcoming traditional walks will show up eventually. An announcement will be made when a new traditional walk page goes up.
A happy group of walkers did the Ithaca year round on December 2nd. Twenty club members had lunch at the Mahogany Grill afterwards. Big thanks to Diane and Bill Donahue for the arrangements and holiday favors.
Our fall trip to Saratoga is this weekend (October 14-15). Even if you don't plan to do the overnight in Saratoga Springs, you can join in the fun by doing the walk in Cooperstown, NY. Meet there at 10:00 on Saturday. Cooperstown is a beautiful little town and is especially lovely in the fall.
We had a small number of walkers at the Blueberry Festival this year, in part, perhaps because we do the walk so often, but also possibly due to the ever-threatening weather that day. That said, we had 5 walkers who drove all the way to Maryland to do the walk (3 separate groups) and several from Pennsylvania as well.
We had a great turnout for our June walk on the Vestal Rail Trail. Thanks to Doug and Cinda Gausman for setting up the walk and making last minute adjustments when the start point had to be changed.
Our next walk is this Saturday, July 8th, at Dryden. This is our new year round, and it will be a group walk. Meet at the start point, the Queen Diner, at 9:45 to do the walk at 10:00.
Colleen Hailey, webmaster of the FLRVC site.