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Nov 12, 2016 message From Keung Hui (Dec. 10 downtown Raleigh walks and annual lunch meeting).

The Triangle Trailblazers are reaching the end of another year of walking on Dec. 10 with a pair of downtown Raleigh walks and the annual club lunch/membership meeting. The Oakwood walk will be at 10 a.m. The Wolfpack walk will begin at 2 p.m.

In between the two walks, we'll meet for lunch at noon at J. Betski's at 10 W. Franklin St. in Raleigh. J. Betski's is on the Oakwood walk route at Seaboard Station. The walk is open to everyone, not just club members. Please RSVP by Dec. 1 by sending an email to Kathy Cockrell at kathycockrell@bellsouth.net so we can get an accurate headcount, This is the for real reservation as opposed to my earlier messages to assess interest in J Betski's.

Please arrive by 9:45 a.m. to register for the Oakwood walk. It's rated 1A with 5K and 10K options. It's mostly flat and suitable for strollers but may be difficult for wheelchairs on un-even pavement. Trail takes you through historic neighborhoods as well as the Capitol Building, the Executive Building and past the Museums of Natural Science and Natural History, and around the Peace College Campus. There are several public buildings and restaurants along the way for restrooms and water. Dogs are not allowed through Oakwood Cemetery.

Special programs for Oakwood include Alternative Capitals, Animal Safari, Cities in Song, Civil War Battlefields, Food For Thought, Honoring Our Flag, Make a Wish at a Water Fountain, National Register of Historic Places, Points of Reference, State Capital, Take a Walk In a City Park, Treasure Hunt - A way to walk our precious trails, Trekking With the Trees, United States Post Offices, Vice Presidential Walks, Walk the USA - Street by Street, Walking the Path of Inventions and You'll Never Walk Alone.

If you didn't register in the morning, please arrive by 1:45 p.m. to register for the Wolfpack walk. The 10K walk is rated 2B and suitable for strollers, but difficult for wheelchairs through the greenway section. Trail is predominantly along city sidewalks, residential streets, asphalt trails and natural greenway paths. Walk through downtown Raleigh, into the Capitol Building, through historic Pullen Park and the Raleigh Rose Garden, onto the NC State University campus along quiet streets, and the Cameron Village Shopping District.

Special programs for Wolfpack include Alternative Capitals, Animal Safari, Bridges - Spanning the USA, Cities in Song, Honoring Our Flag, National Register of Historic Places, Points of Reference, State Capital, Take a Walk In a City Park, Treasure Hunt - A way to walk our precious trails, Walk the USA - Street by Street, Walking the Path of Inventions and You'll Never Walk Alone.

HOW TO GET THERE: The Capital Area Visitor Center is located at the NC Museum of History at 5 E. Edenton St. The VC is at the far end of the 1st floor, down the hall from the information desk and Gift Shop. From the west, exit onto Wade Ave. from I-40. Follow Wade as it merges into Capital Blvd., exit to the right for Peace St., then turn left on Peace to Blount St. Turn right on Blount to Edenton, turn right on Edenton, and cross Wilmington. The museum will be on the right. From the east, exit onto New Bern Ave. (exit 13-A) from I-440 (Raleigh Beltline). New Bern eventually becomes Edenton. Stay on Edenton. After crossing Wilmington, museum will be on the right. Parking is available in the government complex visitor lot behind the museum (entrance on Edenton). On weekends, state government lots are open to the public and free parking is permitted on streets.

I hope to see you in Raleigh next month,

Keung Hui