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Light looking and walking in Naples(Long Beach)Adv. Beginner-5 miles

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  • California Pizza Kitchen

    6417 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA (map)

    33.757233 -118.109749

  • We will meet outside California pizza kitchen and decide where we want to eat, as there are a number of options in this shopping center.
  • We Will be walking through  Naples and looking at the Christmas light decorations on the island. We will be having dinner, before we start our walk. Some of us may go on to explore Seal Beach with another approximately 3 miles.  The majority of both walks are flat and on concrete sidewalks. 

     This is a dog friendly walk. 

     I would highly recommend that everyone carpool, as parking is hard to find. If you cannot find us, my cell phone number is[masked]-4491.  

    The idea for this walk came from Charles Fleming's book-"Secret Walks".  According to the book, "the whole construction of Naples came from the fevered imagination of land speculator Arthur Parson, in partnership with the railroad magnate Henry Huntington.  Inspired by Venice's (located in Los Angeles) developer Abbot Kinney, in the early 1900s Parson began dredging and digging a section of Alamitos Bay in the mouth of the San Gabriel River to build a place where, as he conceived it, "through the canals and under the high arching bridges gay gondoliers will propel their crafts like those in the waters of the Adriatic under the blue skies of Italy."  He called it the "Dreamland of Southern California." It took decades for the project to be realized, and then took years for much of it to be rebuilt after the massive 6.4 magnitude earthquake destroyed much of Long Beach in 1933.  

    Disclaimer: Group organizer and co-organizers assume no liability; walk and hike at your own risk.  By being a member of this meet-up group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any and all group functions.  You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a meet-up group activity.  You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.

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  • Suzanne

    Anyone interested in carpooling?

    5 days ago

    • Marla

      If it makes sense, I'll pick ya up.

      1 · 5 days ago

    • Suzanne

      Sounds great Marla!

      5 days ago

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