Weekly Events for Stroller Hikes – Rain, WALL-E, and childhood fun! (1)

Hello all!

We had a wonderful set of sunny day ventures last week (including a
great turnout to last week’s Arastradero Toddler Trek), and now the
rain has us back to indoor-based events, like visiting the library,
making foccacia, and watching movies (WALL-E is Max’s favorite).
It’s interesting to me how with our adult perception of how
things “should” be, like a rainy day (versus a sunny one) pepper our
feelings. Watching WALL-E, Max is not puzzled or saddened by the
desolate nature of the animated world, but delights very much in WALL-
E’s simple pleasures. Ah, to see the world through the eyes of a
child!

If you enjoy Stroller Hikes for the events we offer, the
informational webpage, or the spirit of offering piles of free
opportunities for people of all ages, please consider donating, to
help cover operating costs. You can find a secure PayPal donation
button on the top of the Stroller Hikes webpage. No amount is too
small! Thank you.

Here are this week’s events:

Monday, March 2nd at 10 am we’ll meet at John W Christian Greenbelt.
Amy L. and little Adelina will lead a speed walk / jog along the
lovely wide, paved greenbelt in Sunnyvale and Santa Clara. Dogs
allowed but be sure they can manage on a faster-paced walk/run. We’ll
take a break around the halfway point for the trip, to play at the
large playground for toddlers, along the greenbelt. Meet at the
pedestrian bridge on Ahwanee Avenue and San Junipero Drive (the
bridge is just NW of San Junipero Dr.). Here is a Mapquest Map of the
Starting Location
(http://www.mapquest.com/maps/Ahwanee+Ave+and+San+Junipero+Dr+Sunnyvale+CA/). For more information about the trail, see the John W
Christian Greenbelt Webpage
(http://www.strollerhikes.com/Hikes/GreenbeltSunnyvale/GreenbeltSunnyvale.html). If you’re running late, call Amy at 650-207-6556.

Tuesday, March 3rd at 9 am Loren and little Angelo will lead a mellow
stroller jog around Almaden Lake and down Los Alamitos Trail. Meet at
the water dragon by the big playground near the bathrooms and
swimming beach in the main parking lot near the intersection of
Coleman Avenue and Almaden Expressway. No dogs allowed! Jogging
strollers are best, but this is an entirely paved trail, so smaller-
wheeled strollers are also OK. Walkers always welcome! For more
information about the area or directions, see The Los Alamitos Creek
Trail Webpage
(http://www.strollerhikes.com/Hikes/LosAlamitos/LosAlamitos.html). If
you’re running late, call Loren at 831-227-6737.

Tuesday, March 3rd at 1:30 pm join Amy B. and her wee ones for a hike
at Rancho San Antonio. We’ll do an almost entirely paved, flat path
or a hilly, packed dirt route, depending on who attends. Both trails
will go to the farm, and maybe past it. Any baby transport will work,
and bikes or trikes can be used on the flat route. Meet at the upper
parking lot where model airplanes are flown (just past the entrance,
turn right, then left into the first parking area uphill from the
lower two). For more information or directions, see the Rancho San
Antonio Page
(http://www.strollerhikes.com/Hikes/RanchoSanAntonio/ranchoSanAntonio.html). Sorry, dogs not allowed. This hike is at least half shaded.
Call Amy at 408-368-7161 if you’re running late.

Every Wednesday at 9:30 am we’ll hike at Rancho San Antonio in
Cupertino/Los Altos Hills. We’ll do an almost entirely paved, flat
path going to the farm, and possibly go past it. The road is perfect
for trikes or bikes, if toddlers or young children want to ride. Any
baby transport will work. Meet at the main lower parking lot at the
water fountain in front of the bathrooms(just past the entrance, turn
right, then follow the road until it ends). For more information or
directions, see the Rancho San Antonio Page
(http://www.strollerhikes.com/Hikes/RanchoSanAntonio/ranchoSanAntonio.html). Sorry, dogs not allowed. This hike is at least half shaded.
Lisa and little Samuel will lead this hike. If you’re running late,
call Lisa at 650-892-8678.

Thursday, March 5th at 10 am come for a hike with Jennifer and her
wee one at Sanborn Park just beyond Saratoga. Come see spring’s buds
and blossoms, as well as newly active wildlife! Meet outside the YSI
building, marked very clearly as you enter the park from Sanborn Road
(the main park entrance). Baby carriers or backpacks are best, if
children are not good walkers. After you pass the parking payment
area, make your first right and park in that parking lot. For
directions or more information about the area, see The Sanborn-
Skyline Webpage
(http://www.strollerhikes.com/Hikes/SanbornSkyline/SkylineSanborn.html
). If you’re running late, call Jennifer at 408-470-0463.

Thursday, March 5th at 4:30 pm Debbie and little Max will lead a
Toddler Trek at Hidden Villa in Los Altos Hills. Hidden Villa is a
fully functional, educational farm, with chickens, pigs, goats, cows,
and more! Toddlers will be encouraged to walk, run, and explore.
We’ll talk about farm animals and organic gardening. Meet at the
farm’s parking lot near their visitor center. Bring a suggested $5
donation for parking. Baby backpacks or carriers or a jogging
stroller work best if your toddler doesn’t want to walk. Sorry, dogs
not allowed. For directions or more information, see Hidden Villa
Page
(http://www.strollerhikes.com/Hikes/HiddenVilla/HiddenVilla.html).
Call Debbie at 650-776-1082 if you’re running late.

Most Fridays at 10:30 am join Becky and her wee one for a brisk hike
at the Stanford Dish in Stanford/Palo Alto. Meet just inside the gate
at the Stanford Avenue/Junipero Serra Intersection. All baby
transport works. For more information about the trail or directions,
see The Stanford Dish Page
(http://www.strollerhikes.com/Hikes/StanfordDish/StanfordDish.html).
If you’re running late, call Becky at 408-693-1842.

Please remember to indicate on the poll if you are planning on coming to any of this week’s events.

Enjoy your time with your little ones, come rain, come shine!

-Debbie and little Max

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