41 People Peacefully ‘Walk N’Talk’ Their Way Into A Brand New Year


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Friend of the blog and local Artist Maureen Hoffmann tells us that 41 people showed up to participate in the first ‘Walk N’Talk’ of 2012 on New Year’s Day under sunny skies.

Be sure to mark your calendars – the next Walk N’Talk will be Sunday, Feb. 5; we’ll post details soon!

Here’s her report, along with a pic:

Walkin’ Peace in 2012

Forty-one people showed up under unusually warm, blue skies for the Walk-n-Talk on New Year’s Day! Wow! Rainier was out. It was like a springtime day as people gathered on Town Square’s grassy knoll, having come from near and far to bask in a seasonal glow and chat with their neighbors. Wow. Forty-one people, young and old, plus three pups and many new faces in the crowd.

We started hoofing from Burien Town Square at 2:15, right on schedule, and walked through Gregory Heights’ neighborhoods that were quintessential, classic, and oh-so-retro! The four, patterned cement block homes on 10th garnered much conversation (adjacent to the site of the old water tower).

Everyone walked at the level of their own abilities, so the 3.3 mile route was ribboned with a stream of walkers, some faster, some slower. Back at Town Square at 3:45, Charlene, Amanda and Rosalie, plus little poodle Toby, stopped for a moment to flash peace signs. “Peace, man, in 2012!”

Next Walk-n-Talk: Sunday, February 5.

For more info about Maureen and her work, check out her blog here.

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6 Responses to “41 People Peacefully ‘Walk N’Talk’ Their Way Into A Brand New Year”
  1. M-on-a-bike says:

    Here’s a recap page of some of the other Walk-n-Talks (missing November and December): http://www.kunstdame.com/category/community/buriens-walk-n-talk/

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  2. Rebecca Dare says:

    The first day of this year couldn’t have turned out more beautifully. It was so much fun walking with Burien neighbors. What an inspired idea — Walk ‘n Talk. Thank you Maureen!

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  3. Shari says:

    Maureen, this was a ton of fun. A bunch of us kind of fell in love with the super cool little dog with the saddlebags who just kept chugging along with his tail wagging and a huge grin on his face (though mostly it wasn’t his face we were seeing). We used him as our own little pace car.

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  4. Shari says:

    Maureen, this walk was a ton of fun. I didn’t meet Toby, but a bunch of us kind of fell in love with a super cool little dog with saddlebags who just kept chugging along with his little tail wagging and a huge grin on his face. We used him as our own little pace car.

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  5. Rob says:

    It was a beautiful day and it was fun to spend it with beautiful people walking and talking. And Romeo (the little dog with saddle bags) is happy to be anyone’s pace car!

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    • Shari says:

      The perfect name for a guy with his face and charm. I’ll try harder to catch up to you two next time. I was actually trying to this last time, but never could. I asked why I was having such trouble getting caught up to Romeo when his legs are what, like a few inches long and mine are a few feet long. My friend said it’s obviously because Romeo has four legs to work with and I only have two. Cool dog, Rob.

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