Category Archives: Urban Hike

Houston Tunnels and Skybridges Volksmarch- 07/28/2017

Houston’s “underground” is a system of tunnels 20 feet below the downtown streets and more than 6 miles long. Having started out years ago as a tunnel between two downtown movie theaters, today it includes restaurants and retail and connects … Continue reading

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Georgetown, TX Year Round Event – 07/09/16

We met our daughter at the visitor’s center on the old Courthouse Square to register. It has been three years since we walked this event, and she’s never walked it before. The square was ringed with arts/crafts tents. We started … Continue reading

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Goliad Seasonal Walking Event – 06/24/16

We walked here back in March. We came back to walk it again with Carol. If you’d like to see pictures from March click here.  This is an old Masonic lodge near the courthouse square where the walk starts. Picture … Continue reading

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Port Aransas Seasonal Beach Walking Event – 06/23/16

To get to Port Aransas you get to take a ferry ride.  The ferry crossing was quick and uneventful. The walk that starts at the Tarpon Inn. Wonderful old place!  It was built in 1886 with surplus lumber from Civil War … Continue reading

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40th Anniversary Footsteps of the Founder’s Walk

The American Volkssport Association (AVA) celebrated it’s 40th Anniversary in Fredericksburg today. Here is how it all began. Fredericksburg, Texas, native Kenn Knopp, was visiting his distant relatives in Germany in 1976. He was taken on an afternoon stroll by … Continue reading

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Cedar Hill, TX Walking Event – 05/28/16

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Hurst, TX Walking Event – 05/21/16

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