Pictures from the
AVA National Convention
July 2001

Comments by Jan Breneman

Description Photographer/Date
Our very first convention walk, square on the US-Canadian Border in Blaine, WA/White Rock, BC. Front L-R Nira Lang, Joan Heins. Back L-R Cleo Scribner, Nancy Allen, Liz Connors.

Jan Breneman
 Sat, June 23

Ducks:  Part of an annual art collection on display this year. These were so cute -- the picture can't begin to catch their humor!

Jan Breneman
 Sat, June 23

Peace Arch Bridge: Cleo Scribner on a long, beautiful wooden bridge in Peach Arch Park.

Jan Breneman
 Sat, June 23

Peace Arch Sign: Jan Breneman, Nira Lang, Cleo Scribner, Liz Connors

Joan Heins
 Sat, June 23

Bonsai Rhodie:  One of many unusual bonsai elegantly displayed at Weyerhauser's Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection.

Jan Breneman
 Sun, June 24

AWW Alki Beach:  . Though a YRE, not a convention event, this was one of our favorite walks this week! The entire boardwalk was as you see it, with no encumbrances to the Puget Sound shore! On the opposite side of the street were many condos interspersed with older and smaller homes. This contrast really demonstrated the "transitional neighborhood" theory. Across Puget Sound was the panorama of the famous Seattle skyline including the Space Needle and constant ferry traffic. AWW club members, L-R:  Daryl Pulley, Nancy Allen, Cleo Scribner, Iona Flagan, Jan Breneman, Grant Flagan, Nira Lang.

Ray Dietrich
Mon, June 25

Pig: Event walkers viewed many of the 200 beautifully painted pigs scattered around downtown Seattle as a fundraiser for art projects.

Jan Breneman
 Mon, June 25

Freeway Park:  Hoards of people line up to start the Downtown Seattle event. This was typical off all the walks this week. If you look closely, you'll see Grant Flagan, Nira Lang and Daryl Pulley in the throng.

Jan Breneman
 Mon, June 25

Tuberous Begonias bordering a path in the Point Defiance Park gardens.

Jan Breneman
 Tues, June 26

Quilt: A picture of the quilt donated by an anonymous member for the AVA Silent Auction. Notice the feet! It "walked away" for $175.

Jan Breneman
 Tues, June 26

Dinner:  Nancy Allen, Daryl Pulley, Cleo Scribner

Jan Breneman
 Fri, June 29

Jan Breneman and Nira Lang at the bottom of the trail with Snoqualmie Falls in the background.

A Gracious Stranger
 Fri, June 29

Snoqualmie Falls: A view from on top. There is an electric power station in the river behind the falls.

Jan Breneman
 Fri, June 29

Snoqualmie River: Nira Lang

Jan Breneman
 Fri, June 29

Olympia:  . An excellent finale dinner at the Falls Terrace Restaurant next to Tumwater Falls the last evening we were "conventioning." The Tumwater Falls loop trail was part of the Olympia capitol event earlier in the day.
(Keith's girlfriend: Rene Rutledge), Keith Pulley, Nancy Allen, Cleo Scribner, Linda Barneson, Jan Breneman, Nira Lang, Daryl Pulley.

Our Waiter
 Sat, June 30

Discovery Park:  . The last walk of the trip and another of our favorites. Pictured on the trail are Linda Barneson and Nira Lang.  Linda, avid volkswalker and dedicated volunteer at Two Rivers Heritage Museum, is from the SF Bay area and spends her summers at her Washougal, WA home. Her efforts led to AWW's invitation to hold a walk for the museum's annual Heritage Day Festival on August 11.

Jan Breneman
 Sun, July 1