Step it Up: Life is a Journey!

Life is a Journey PosterOn Monday, February 15th, 2016 we will trek out towards our virtual adventure across the Ozarks.
This is a 7-week event where we will arrive in Memphis, Tennessee on April 3rd, 2016.
Each week we will have an exclusive destination which will emphasize one or more aspects of the Seven Dimensions of Wellness.

Everyone who made the trip can then kick back, pick out your favorite deck chair and ~ aahhh ~ relax! Join us at our Mississippi Steamboat celebration later that week!

You can register here.  If needed, here is an activity conversion chart. Detailed information about our trek can be found here.

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air of your imagination.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Step It Up: Life’s a Beach Team Spotlight!

All of our Teams are in the Spotlight! Fantastic Finish!
Walking around the Earth

 

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Celebrate!

Step It Up: Life’s a Beach Celebration ~ Christmas on the Beach!
Sand BeachJoin  everyone at our celebration!

WHEN ~ Thursday, December 10th
WHERE ~ Mulva Library 101
TIME ~ 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
WHO ~ All of our teams
Sand Santa

 AND ~ Our Celebrity Guest ~ Norby!
Come along and have your photo taken with Norby!
Enjoy a delicious ice cream float!
Random prize drawings!
Flip flops not required!
Sand tree

Sun, Sand, and Surf  ~ Oh, What Fun!

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Gulf Shores, Alabama Spotlights

 November 30th, 2015
Gulf ShoresThis is Fantastic!
Today’s temperature is 78 degrees and a bit cloudy, but you can virtually feel that warm, soft sand trickling through your toes as you glide across the beach~~aahh~~

From De Pere, Wisconsin to Gulf Shores, Alabama the walking route total is 1,074 miles or 2,148,000 steps. Everyone should be very proud of  these accomplishments!

Lucy Buffet’s LuLu’s is an absolute favorite destination.LuLu's
Dolphin Watching!
“Each vessel is equipped with four large glass panels so that you have a chance to view the dolphins as they play and swim beneath the boats.”dolphin tours
Parasailing!
“Alabama is full of beautiful scenery, and parasailing allows you to see it all from heights of up to 800 feet.” ParasailingWhat a wonderful way to end our journey!

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Walking into Week 8

Monday, Nov. 23, 2015
Gulf Shores, Alabama

Will your team decide to take a ride on this ferry?
Ferry

This weeks walking route gives a choice~ferry ride (122 miles) or not (107 miles).

map Gulf Shores AL

Gulf Shores legend
Be seeing you at the beach!

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Chatom, Alabama Spotlights

Chatom, Alabama is an outgoing community and is home to many friendly people.” The Town of Chatom, Alabama was founded in 1904. It is located in the center of Washington County, and has been the county seat since 1907. Here are just a few of Chatom’s favorites!

Music Festival

Yes!
In the Pines Music Festival
is back for 2016!
Join the bands  on May 14th!

 

Golf

Deerfield Golf Club ~ “The front 9 is relatively flat and open while the back 9 is more rolling and slightly challenging.” This beautiful course has been in operation since August of 1993.

Library 2Washington County Public Library, located in Chatom. Their mission statement:       ” …to strengthen and enrich our community by connecting people to the world of information, ideas, and imagination in order to support their work, education, personal growth, and enjoyment.”  Take a look at the inside of their library!!

Library 1Library 3

WOW!

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Walking into Week 7

Monday, Nov. 16, 2015
Chatom, Alabama
When you arrive in Washington County, you may want to visit this lovely library.Chatom LibraryThe walking route to Chatom – 137 miles or 128 miles – you decide!

Chatom legend
Chatom AL

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Macon, Mississippi Spotlights

Macon has shown us southern charm, tradition and style.
Circle M Plantation

“In the lush and fertile lands of Eastern Mississippi lies Circle M Plantation. This magnificent Southern plantation boasts…” They certainly do have bragging rights and highlights!

Viking

Central Academy, grades K3 – 12th, offers many academic and extracurricular activities that has strong community support.

Mimi’s contributes to the style of Macon! Mimi's

 

 

 

 

 

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Walking into Week 6

Monday, Nov. 9, 2015
Macon, Mississippi

Macon CourthouseA bit of history: Founded in 1833, this area was named Taladega ( the Choctaw village of Taladega was located nearby). In 1835 the name was changed to Macon. The city was the capital for the state of Mississippi during the Civil War.

We are rambling our way further south, giving us insights
to unique and beautiful areas.

Macon MS map

 

Our Google walking map shows us our interesting route:

 

Further information is given by going to this link and clicking on “Details.”

Macon MS legend

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Corinth, Mississippi Spotlights

We are truly amazed by the wealth of history and entertainment that Corinth, Mississippi has to share!
Corinth Civil War
“The Civil War Sesquicentennial will be celebrated between 2011 and 2015, 150 years following the 1861-1865 event.”
Cornith Historic Homes

Tour 12 homes from the Civil War time period, featuring the Veranda-Curlee House which served as a headquarters for several Generals.

Coca Cola in Cornith

Coca-Cola has been a part of Corinth for over 100 years. Their museum is located within the Crossroads Museum at The Historic Depot which is “home to many artifacts detailing the history of Northern Mississippi.”

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