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Wendy's Birthday Picnic Hike - Healdsburg

Would love to celebrate my birthday with my friends hiking and eating (my favorite reason to hike). Let's explore the Healdsburg Ridge Open Space Preserve (http://www.sonomaopenspace.org/Content/10045/preview.html) Let's do a shared picnic and we will either eat there or take our lunch to the park in downtown Healdsburg and then explore the town. I know this is a holiday weekend, and if you can't make it - I won't take it personal!

directions
• From Highway 101, take the Dry
Creek exit and go east.
• Turn left (north) on Healdsburg
Avenue and go about 1 mile.
• Turn right (east) onto Parkland Farms
Boulevard and travel to the eastern
end of the road (about ¾ miles).
• Turn right onto Bridle Path and
look for on-street parking.
• Trailhead is at the eastern
end of Arabian Way.

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  • deb

    Sorry I missed it! Hope you had a wonderful birthday.

    May 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Katey and I had a wonderful time hiking and celebrating Wendy's Birthday with you! Looking forward to hiking with you again soon.

    May 27, 2013

  • Peter L.

    Good food, good people and a great cause. What's not to like?

    May 27, 2013

  • Susie R.

    Kathy, Katy the bulldog and I missed signing the book. Love the photos! Thanks for a purrfect Memorial Day morning.

    May 27, 2013

  • Kendra

    great photos everyone! Sorry I missed the hiking part (have been before though) but have to say that the food was amazing! And of course, so were all the people!

    May 27, 2013

  • Susan H.

    Beautiful new park ~ I'd never been there before. And great folks for a great birthday celebration with Wendy!

    May 27, 2013

  • wendy

    The hike weather was perfect; the picnic area was awesome - it was warm though misty..the food was fantastic - and what can I possibly say about the members - except that I love each of you...Thank you for being part of my life - for motivating me and for celebrating with me. You have no idea how much you each mean to me.

    1 · May 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Rats! I woke up not feeling well this morning, so I won't make the hike & picnic. I had really been looking forward to it. I hope you all have a wonderful time. Happy birthday, Wendy!

    May 27, 2013

  • Tara

    Wendy - No need to pick me up - a bad migraine started about 4am - sorry to miss your birthday celebration. Hope you all have fun.

    May 27, 2013

  • Kendra

    Just a reminder to everyone to bring:
    a jacket (just in case)
    your own utensils
    plates / cups
    Food to share
    Sense of humor
    and your wonderful smiles!

    May 26, 2013

  • wendy

    I know that it almost always rains on Memorial Day and yet I still planned a hike - the forecast is 30% chance of rain by 2 pm - Luckily we should be through with our hike and picnic by then. But, dress in layers - will probably be cool

    May 26, 2013

    • Kendra

      But that means 70% chance of No Rain!

      1 · May 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Love your positive attitude Kendra!

      May 26, 2013

  • Susie R.

    Would anyone like to carpool from West College and Fulton? Happy celebration. <[masked]>

    May 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      The other seat is yours! See you at the Libary.

      May 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Oops...had a previous travel plan...will see you in Healdsburg!

      May 26, 2013

  • Barbara

    Hi there. I'll meet the RP folks at9:15 at the NB P&Ride. I can take any extra folks, or just caravan with you. Can't wait to see everyone!

    May 25, 2013

  • Tara

    What time should I be there? I am assuming the N side 101 park & ride. Thanks. Can't wait to get going again!

    May 12, 2013

    • Dianne H.

      Tara, since the Santa Rosa carpoolers are leaving at 9:30, let's leave the NB Rohnert Park P&R at 9:15. Okay with you, Wendy?

      1 · May 17, 2013

    • wendy

      ok

      May 25, 2013

  • Tara

    Is anyone bringing a cooler that is large enough to store a bowl? I don't have one, and don't want to purchase one if someone has room in theirs. Thanks

    May 23, 2013

  • Suzanne

    Wendy & Dianne - do you have room for one more??

    May 22, 2013

  • Dianne H.

    Barbieri Brothers Park (picnic spot) has a nice field if anyone wants to bring "lawn toys" (i.e. frisbees, crochet, kites, etc.).

    May 25, 2013

  • Dianne H.

    Cooler might be better for this hike. Wunderground Weather predicts 0% rain and 71 high for Healdsburg on Memorial Day. Also, the community park down the street where we are having our potluck picnic (Barbieri Brothers Park, 325 Bridle Path) has 4 nice picnic tables under a solid roof, just in case it does sprinkle.

    May 23, 2013

  • Kendra

    SANTA ROSA CARPOOLERS...looks like we have a few new people on this hike. Great to meet you all. We generally meet in front of the Library at Coddingtown Mall which is a good central location for most with easy freeway access.. I would suggest leaving there at 9:30. Why not reply to this post if you plan on meeting at this location.

    May 11, 2013

    • Kendra

      Nyla, and others, we tend to use this location quite often - as do other meet up groups. Generally we just park there in front of the library and then stand around waiting for others to show. One thing with this group is that when we say we leave at 9:30 we leave at 9:30. So those of you meeting there should get there before then. It is also very helpful to have people respond to the thread so that everyone knows who to look for etc. Note that I will not be meeting there since I am in Windsor and don't want to backtrack. But I'm betting a few of the older crowd (not in age mind you) will be there.

      May 12, 2013

    • Carl H. I.

      I'm going to plan on being at the library, but if I'm not don't wait for me.

      May 22, 2013

  • wendy

    PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN PLATE, UTENSILS AND DRINKING CUP

    May 22, 2013

    • wendy

      Kathy...probably simple finger foods or salads, chips, desserts, etc are the best...anything really...

      May 22, 2013

    • Kendra

      Kathy - bring whatever you want to share with the rest of us.

      May 22, 2013

  • Karin G.

    I will be on the road to Santa Barbara this coming Monday or I would have loved to join you. Happy Birthday, Wendy! Have a great picnic and hike and I hope to see you soon! Karin

    May 22, 2013

    • wendy

      Thanks Karin - have a safe trip

      May 22, 2013

  • Kacey R.

    Wouldn't miss this 'memorial' day. I'll meet up with the group at Coddingtown.

    1 · May 21, 2013

  • Kathy

    My Cousin Julie and I will meet at Coddingtown for the carpool from there.

    1 · May 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    just found out that an old friend is coming to town that weekend.

    1 · May 18, 2013

  • Tara

    Diane - fine with me. See you at the carpool lot!

    May 17, 2013

  • debbie c.

    Carolyn, I'am in Larkspur, for carpooling....

    May 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would anyone like to carpool from Larkspur area or further north? also, is this hike only for those who know Wendy?

    April 30, 2013

    • wendy

      Carolyn, you can also meet us in Rohnert Park

      May 11, 2013

    • Nyla

      The meeting point at Coddington is a better idea, then several of us can share the ride.

      May 12, 2013

  • Kendra

    Anyone interested in carpooling from the Airport Cinemas?

    May 11, 2013

  • Tara

    Anyone carpooling from Rohnert Park? I hope to be back for this hike -
    am planning on it. What should we bring in the way of food? Is there a list?

    May 11, 2013

    • wendy

      Tara, Dianne and I are leaving fromRohnert Park - No list for food - that's half the fun

      May 11, 2013

  • Nyla

    Could anyone comment on the level of walking we will do in the Healdsburg Ridge Open Space Preserve? Thank you.

    May 11, 2013

    • wendy

      Kendra or Dianne - Can you respond to the difficulty of this hike?

      May 11, 2013

    • Kendra

      I am not exactly sure what you mean by the "level of walking". This is a hike on dirt trails. There are ups and downs but it is not terribly difficult.

      May 11, 2013

  • Diane

    I wish you the best on your birthday Wendy! I have family visiting at this time and can't come party with ya'll. Happy Happy Hiking Birthday to you!

    1 · April 30, 2013

  • Linda S.

    Is it open to people who have not yet met Wendy?

    April 30, 2013

    • wendy

      of course not...i would love to meet new people for my birthday - the best present ever!

      April 30, 2013

  • Donna

    Wahoo! Finally turning 21!!

    1 · April 29, 2013

  • wendy

    I think I will probably bring a red potato salad and probably some hummus and chips

    April 29, 2013

    • wendy

      and i'll bring plates and utensils, however, it would be more environmentally friendly if everyone brought their own reusable plate and silverware

      April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to meeting you, hiking Healdsburg Ridge for the first time, and celebrating your Birthday!

    1 · April 29, 2013

    • wendy

      Kathy - I hope you aren't going to wait a whole month before hiking with us! :)

      1 · April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If I'm not working I'd love to help celebrate your birthday!

    April 29, 2013

    • wendy

      It's Memorial Day! you shouldn't be teaching!

      April 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Right! I'll be there!

      1 · April 29, 2013

  • Susan H.

    Looking forward to celebrating with you!!! I'll have to leave at 1pm to work, but I'll be there for as much of it as I can.
    Carl...I still have your cookie container from Lake Sonoma...but then I left on trips. I'll get it to you soon, hopefully, but otherwise I'll bring it then.

    1 · April 29, 2013

  • Kendra

    I wouldnt miss it

    1 · April 29, 2013

  • Annie H.

    Looking forward to celebrating your special day!!!

    1 · April 29, 2013

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