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New Member Walk in Clayton

This walk is especially for our new members who haven't been able to get into one of our Saturday walks because they have filled up so quickly. (If you have already been on one of our Saturday walks, please wait until July 19 before you sign up for this walk to give new walkers a chance.)

The section of Wydown Avenue between Hanley and Big Bend is a classic St. Louis walk... bordered on both sides by interesting neighborhoods, with a variety of mansion styles to the north and lots of hidden gems on the south to explore. We will meet at Wydown Park, a pocket park about 100 yards east of the Starbucks at the corner of Wydown and Hanley at 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 2. (From the Starbucks, stay on the north side of Wydown and walk about 100 yards east to the park.) This park is also known as Acorn Park because of its acorn sculpture. Street parking on Wydown is usually available.

This statue is at the corner of Wydown and Hanley (This is "Man on Horse" by Botero. He likes the sensuality and satire of this form. His statues are all over the world, including Jerusalem and the Vatican museum.)

This walk is free to new members. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water. Check for changes before you come, especially if the forecast is for excessively hot weather.

The total distance will be about 3 to 4 miles. Remember to bring water and wear comfortable shoes.

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  • Laura J.

    There's a good reason these walks fill up so quickly. A beautiful route, excellent companions and the best grilled cheese sandwich I ever had at Manhattan Cafe. Thank you, Joe.

    August 3, 2014

  • Laura J.

    There's a good reason these walks fill up so quickly. A beautiful route, excellent companions and the best grilled cheese sandwich I ever had at Manhattan Cafe. Thank you, Joe.

    August 3, 2014

  • Don O.

    A perfect day,and a perfect walk!Joe seems to outdo himself on every walk.Thanks to you,and the great walkers that came today.Lunch at Manhattan Cafe was the perfect finish to the day.

    1 · August 2, 2014

    • Joe

      Thanks Don! It's the company that makes it such a good time.

      1 · August 2, 2014

  • Dorothy

    Ditto Don!!

    1 · August 2, 2014

  • Teresa M.

    I enjoyed the weather, the company, and the area. Nice planning and leading, Joe

    1 · August 2, 2014

  • Teresa M.

    I enjoyed the weather, the company, and the area. Nice planning and leading, Joe

    August 2, 2014

  • Marcie

    Awesome as always. Thank you Joe!

    August 2, 2014

  • Gina H.

    I had a wonderful time. Thank you all for making me feel welcome.

    August 2, 2014

  • BILL W.

    A great walk in places where I would never walk alone. Thanks Joe. Bill W.

    August 2, 2014

  • Carol

    I'm sorry-I won't be able to walk with you. I went to bed with a headache and sore throat and woke up with a full blown cold instead of just morning. I'll try again but staying healthy for the new job trumps.

    August 2, 2014

  • Caren L.

    There's something I need to take care of with my family this morning so I can't make it. Sorry to miss the walk.

    August 2, 2014

  • Polly

    great idea - never been on one of the group's walks, Joe, so this will be great!

    1 · July 12, 2014

    • Joe

      Welcome to the group, Polly!

      August 1, 2014

  • Pam

    Do you plan to have lunch afterwards, the way we have done sometimes in the past?

    July 30, 2014

    • Joe

      Yes, I have a couple places in mind. It might even be cool enough to sit outside.

      1 · August 1, 2014

  • Pam

    This is a great idea for new members since these walks fill up so fast. Much as I want to join this walk I'll wait, chomping on the bit, to sign up. However I notice that some members who aren't so new have signed up already.

    July 13, 2014

    • Joe

      Thank you, Pam. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY BEEN ON A WALK WITH US, PLEASE WAIT UNTIL JULY 19 TO RSVP, SO WE CAN GIVE NEW MEMBERS A CHANCE.

      July 13, 2014

  • meg u.

    Do you have any walks that occur during the early evening, and/or on Sundays?

    July 12, 2014

    • Joe

      Hi Meg, Bill is currently leading a Sunday walk in Forest Park. We have no evening walks scheduled, but if you would like to suggest one, I will help you set it up.

      July 13, 2014

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