Moving in May! Look How Far You Have Walked!

What a beautiful world we live in! Spring is in the air and May is a fantastic month for moving! Moving is FLYing! This year we will be enjoying all of the beautiful educational locations across our globe during our Virtual Walking Tour. We will be exercising our bodies and our minds! Don’t forget, every 15 minutes equals 1 mile! Check often and record your minutes. Moving is such a wonderful way to to lift your spirits, stay healthy and have more energy. Let’s make this month’s habit stick for the rest of the year!

6.Steamboat Springs Colorado Winter Carnival

Hints for walking there:

This was started as a way to help residents combat winter fever.
It is the oldest, continuous Winter Carnival west of the Mississippi.
In 2012 this was named a Top 10 Winter Carnival in the World by National Geographic
National Geographic Traveler.

Interesting Facts:

Winter Carnival was started by the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club (SSWSC) as a way to help residents cope with cabin fever during the height of the Colorado winter season.
The Steamboat Winter Carnival has been around for over 100 years, and in that time there have been some interesting events and history that go along with this unique event.
The Steamboat Springs High School Band has marched down the street on skis playing for the spectators of the Winter Carnival Parade for 71 Years. It first started in 1935 by band conductor Jerry McGuare. The Steamboat Springs High School Band was the first band ever to march on skis.
In past years, the penalty for being caught without a carnival button was to push a peanut down Lincoln Ave with your nose.

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5.Kentucky Bourbon Festival- Bardstown, Kentucky

Hints for walking there:

This celebration takes place each September.
It began in 1992.
It is held in celebration of America’s iconic brown liquor.

Interesting facts:

There are free activities, music, barrelmaking and rolling, arts and crafts, and even a whiskey museum.
Bardstown is called the “Bourbon Capital of the World”.
The attendance for 2014’s Kentucky Bourbon Festival was approximately 53,000 individuals hailing from 44 States and 14 different countries as well as the District of Columbia.
It began in 1992 as a Bourbon tasting and dinner.
The people of Bardstown have been making Bourbon since 1776.

Kentucky Bourbon Festival

 

4.Lobster Festival, Rockland, Maine

Hints for walking there:
This place is located just 4 hours from Boston and less than 2 hours from Portland.
The world’s greatest lobster cooker can be found here.
This place is now in it’s 66th year!

Interesting facts:
Each year, as Maine’s short summer weather crosses from July into August, a thousand volunteers come together under a series of red and white striped carnival tents to pay homage to that celebrated crustacean, the Atlantic lobster.
Each year, teenage girls vie for the coveted title of Sea Goddess  at the Sea Princess beauty pageant.
The last day of the Maine Lobster Festival sees a host of competitions, from toddler diaper derbies to footraces to the signature Lobster Crate Races.
This festival started as a way for fishermen to unload their extra catch in 1947.
Over 20,000 pounds of lobster is served during the festival!

Rockland Maine

3.Apple Harvest Festival, Fortuna, California

Hints for walking there:
This place is located in Fortuna, California.
It happens every October.
This was born inn 1984, when Clif Clendenen and his parents celebrated the 75th anniversary of their business.

Interesting facts:
When E.C. Clendenen purchased his five-acre farm in 1905 and began making cider four years later, he had no idea he’d set in motion a chain of events that would bring a street fair, tractor hay rides and thousands of people to Fortuna on a Saturday in every October to spend the day relishing in all things apple.
Although the festival centers around the apple industry and is sponsored by businesses, the focus of the festival is to pay homage to the community that supports the businesses.
In the fall of 2013, Clendenen’s Cider Works received a surprise call from Citizen Pictures to ask if they would like to be part of a Humboldt County filming of “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives,” starring Ferndale native Guy Fieri.

Fortuna California

 

2. Art Loeb Trail, Brevard, North Carolina

Hints for walking there:

It is located in Pisgah National Forest in Western North Carolina.
National Geographic Adventure listed this as one of the thirty best North American hikes.
This place was dedicated on November 9, 1969.

Interesting facts:

The Art Loeb Trail is a 30.1-mile (48.4 km) trail located in Pisgah National Forest in Western North Carolina.
Along the way, the trail traverses several significant peaks, including Black Balsam Knob (6,214 ft), Tennent Mountain (6040 ft) and Pilot Mountain (5095 ft). The trail also passes the base of Cold Mountain, made famous by the novel and film.
It was named after an avid hiker and Carolina Mountain Club member, who resided in Brevard. Mr. Loeb often explored and cared for the area.
Extensive logging and locomotive fires in 1925 and 1942 are the cause for the expansive, open views around Black Balsam Knob.
Starting in 2001, an adventure run of the entire trail is held on the Winter Solstice.

Brevard NC

 

1. Pike Place Market, Seattle Washington

Hints for walking there:

This place opened on August 17, 1907.
It is home to nearly 500 residents who live in 8 different buildings.
It is a place of business for many small farmers, craftspeople and merchants

Interesting facts:

Pike Place Market is a public market overlooking the Elliott Bay waterfront in Seattle, Washington, United States.
It is one of the oldest continuously operated public farmers’ markets in the United States.
Named after the central street, Pike Place runs northwest from Pike Street to Virginia Street, and remains one of Seattle’s most popular tourist destinations.
Local farmers and craftspeople sell year-round in the arcades from tables they rent from the Market on a daily basis, in accordance with the Market’s mission and founding goal: allowing consumers to “Meet the Producer”.
The Pike Place Market sees 10 million visitors annually.

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