Step It Up ~ Life’s a Beach

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

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

Step It Up: Life’s a Beach Celebration ~

Christmas on the Beach!

Sand Beach

Join  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 treeSun, Sand, and Surf  ~ Oh, What Fun!


Walking into Week 8 ~ Monday, Nov. 23rd

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 legendBe seeing you at the beach!

Gulf Shores, Alabama Spotlights

Gulf Shores

This 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.
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!

Walking into Week 7 ~ Monday, Nov. 16th

Chatom, Alabama
When you arrive in Washington County, you may want to visit this lovely library.

Chatom Library

The walking route to Chatom – 137 miles or 128 miles – you decide!

Chatom legend

Chatom AL

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!

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

Music Festival


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 2


Washington 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 3WOW!

Walking into Week 6 ~ Monday, Nov. 9th

Macon, Mississippi

Macon Courthouse

A 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

 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!


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

Walking into Week 5 ~ Monday, Nov. 2nd

Corinth, Mississippi ~ “History is Only Half Our Story”
We are experiencing our own history as we continue south through Tennessee into Mississippi.


Will this cinema be one of your stop off places?






Our Google map gives us our walking route and by clicking on “details” in the legend we can see the details.

 Cornith map

Where will we all meet up at in Corinth?

See you there!

 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.”

Walking into Week 4 ~ Monday, Oct. 26th

Murray, Kentucky ~ Let’s find out why they were awarded the designation for being the “Friendliest Small Town in America” Murray walking

We will be able to take a bridge over the Tennessee River to get to our destination for this week.




Our Google map indicates that our walk will be 166 miles ~ easy with our team motivational spirit!

Murray KY


Be amazed~view our entire pathway to Kentucky by clicking on the “Details” in the map legend.

Sorry, we will opt out of taking the ferry as Google maps suggests ’cause we’re totally walkin’!

   Murray Map

Murray, Kentucky Spotlights

Did  Murray, Kentucky really “feel like home” as their headline suggests? Did you stop for a little while and enjoy a few of their outstanding features?


Murray State University boasts that their Phi Kappa Phi was recently recognized as Chapter of Excellence!

The Calloway County Quilt Trail meanders to feature more than 30 meaningful painted barn quilts.

Experience  Kentucky Lake! A free flowing canal joins it to Barkley Lake making up a whopping total of 4,000 miles of shoreline and 3,000 miles of water offering more than just your average day of  fishing!

Walking into Week 3 ~ Monday, Oct. 19th

Flag Pond Illinois State Natural Area is our ultimate destination this week.
Flag Pond 2











Flag Pond photo

Warning: Do not attempt to walk on water for extra step counts!

Flag Pond Map







Our Google map will show the details by clicking on the word “Details.”





Flag Pond route



Wondering where everyone else is at? Take a look at the Step Counts page.









Flag Pond & Area Spotlights

The Illinois DNR states,Flag Pond is a natural pond found in the bottomland of the Little Wabash River in Clay County, Illinois. This pond and the surrounding 255 acres contain many natural qualities including native plant communities and animals that are uncommon to Illinois.”

Clay County Speedway  This 1/3 mile oval dirt track provides plenty of action for both
drivers and spectators!
Bluegrass Festivals are an outstanding favorite! Just listen to these talented musicians at Dean’s Bluegrass Jam.

 Walking Into Week 2 ~ Monday, Oct. 12th

Strawn Water Tower

Everyone is excited and curious to see how far all the teams have gone. This link will show that news.
We are headed this week to Strawn, Illinois. All teams will discover a little bit of something interesting.

Here is our route for this week. Click on “Details” to see the complete details.









Strawn Il Map

You may have noticed that our walking routes will give us the opportunity to experience the natural beauty of the area and to be able to connect with diverse communities!











Strawn Spotlights
Strawn, Illinois: Population 98 (2013)

While you were zipping by this village in Livingston County, you may have taken a glance at a few of their notable features: St. Rose Catholic Church and Living Water Farms.

St. Rose Church

Living Water Farms

Walking Into Week 1 ~ Monday, Oct. 5th

And We’re Off!

This is the first week of our virtual walk, leaving today from De Pere.
This Google map link will give us the complete route by clicking on the word “Details” in the legend. We will be heading south to Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.

Water Tower WIAs you can see by the little person on the map, this is a walking route, so no one should be virtually riding around in a car! Although, we do have this exercise conversion chart for those of us who may decide to partake in a variety of activities along the way.Pleasnat Prairie LegendPleasant Prairie map

Further highlights about our journey will be posted as this week goes by. Also, our Pinterest board has pins to inspire us all!










Walk~ See~ Experience~

Just a few spotlights about Pleasant Prairie

What is happening?
Placing the domes on the Greek Orthodox Holy Monastery of
St. John Chrysostomos

St. Johns roof


Carol Beach began as a  1,554 acre dream community purchased by Edith Rockefeller McCormick in 1924, but that dream took an unfortunate dip…

Carol Beach 2


Jelly Belly Tour


Jelly Belly? “It’s the original gourmet jelly bean”
Take a break while you tour by train this famous warehouse and learn all about these colorful candies!

Jelly Belly Beans

Everyone will want to login their steps on Monday.
The days will fly by, have fun and Step It Up!




Gulf Shores

come along

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