FALLBROOK - Fallbrook Newcomers, the community organization dedicated to welcoming and promoting friendship among Fallbrook residents, recently held a fun and informative Walkabout event led by docent and Newcomers member Eileen Weeks. The popular monthly Walkabout activity is a great way to get some exercise, commune with nature and make new friends while exploring beautiful scenery in Fallbrook and other nearby hiking trails and nature preserves.
The Walkabout took place July 11 at Live Oak Park, followed by a tour of Palomares Garden and hiking at Los Jilgueros Preserve. After working up an appetite on the Walkabout, the Newcomers enjoyed a delicious lunch at Village Roots.
The Walkabout included idyllic scenery while learning interesting facts about Fallbrook history. During the Live Oak Park tour led by the knowledgeable and vivacious Eileen Weeks, the Newcomers got a birds-eye view of the park's interesting features, including tree trunks filled with woodpeckers' acorns. In a show of appreciation, as Newcomer Marcia S. commented, "Special thanks to our own Eileen Weeks, who gave us the docent tour - yes there is so much more to see/learn than we would have imagined.... did you know there was a time capsule at Live Oak Park?"
The Newcomers also enjoyed tranquil Palomares Gardens and meeting the volunteers who lovingly maintain the gardens. After touring the drought tolerant native plants, stunning wildlife sculptures and a memorial tile path, the Newcomers concluded their Walkabout adventure at Los Jilgueros Preserve where the shady trees were a welcome reprieve!
The Walkabout is a testament to the Fallbrook Newcomers' commitment to fostering a community that offers friendship, fun and engaging activities. Fallbrook Newcomers extends a warm welcome to all future Newcomers!
Social meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at Christ the King Church at 10 a.m. The upcoming Aug. 10 meeting will feature Susie Gonzalez from the Fallbrook Senior Center. She will share the programs and services that are available to support the dignity and enrichment of life for seniors 50 years old and above.
Submitted by Fallbrook Newcomers.