Sporting Activities
Carol Gavigan

carolLooking for Activity Suggestions

Cold weather is coming, but there are still events and opportunities for us active adults who stay in Wisconsin for the winter to enjoy. Do you have an idea of an activity that others might enjoy but just aren’t sure how to share it? I’m here to help. Together we can explore if other members are interested, make arrangements, and write an article for the Life. One might also find a last minute event and create a MICE* (mysterious impromptu crazy or comic event). Give Carol Gavigan a call, 262-632-1922.


November Hikes (Walk for the Fun – Or Just for the Health of It!!!)

Sun., Nov. 5 1:30 pm, Minooka Park (no Packer game)
Meet in park’s parking lot on Sunset Drive in Waukesha, just west of Hwy. Y (Racine Ave.) and just east of Hwys.164 and 59 or carpool from Matteo’s Italian Ristorante (just east of the 164 and Sunset intersection). Hike from 1:45 till 3:45 then to Matteo’s at 4:00 to eat and enjoy beverages, with plenty of time for bowlers to get to 5:45 bowling.


bikeSun., Nov. 12, Tripleheader Day/ Milwaukee Lakefront, Starts at Noon
Meet at noon at Lake Park Bistro Restaurant parking lot on Lake Dr. at 3133 E. Newberry Blvd. (take Hwy. 43 to Locust Ave. exit, east on Locust to Lake Dr., south about one block). Hike from 12:10 - 2:10 along the scenic lakefront (getting radio updates on the Packer game), then head to the Pabst Theater for the season’s first Festival City Symphony concert, then to Rock Bottom Brewery for great food and beverages at 5 pm.


Sun., Nov. 19, EARLY START (MORNING HIKE) 9:30 am Menomonee Park, Hwy. Y (Lannon Rd. just north of Good Hope & Hwy. 74 for about ½ mile to east side of road parking lot). Meet in lot at 9:30. Hike 9:40 till 11:40, then to Brisco County Wood Grill at Hwy. 45 & Cty. Line Rd. for brunch and to watch the Packer/Baltimore game together.


Sun., Nov. 26, (Packer Nite Game) Pike Lake State Park, 1:30 pm. Take Hwy. 41 or Hwy.164 north to Hwy. 60, west to sign on left for park entrance (Kettle Moraine Dr.), then south to beach parking lot just past Ranger check-in booth. Hike 1:45-3:45 pm, then to The Mine Shaft in Hartford at 4 pm for food, hot fudge sundaes, or banana splits. Join the fun and great exercise. For more info, call Ron Sonntag, 414-788-4907.


NOTE: Last year Ron led us on hikes to ten area parks. Do you know of any more areas or trails that Vagabonds might enjoy? It should be five miles with an after hike restaurant nearby. Please contact Carol Gavigan 262-632-1922 with your idea.

Bowling League Sun., Nov. 5

The league began in September, but you can still get in on the fun. It takes place at Bluemound Bowl, 12935 W. Bluemound Rd. Brookfield. Beginning in Nov. the cost is $96 for the first Sunday of each month until May. This includes prizes, food, and a good time with your fellow Vagabonds. We are starting a sub list for those who might want to bowl occasionally. Please call Michelle or Frank to let them know you would be available.

The cost each time for subs is $10. Send your check, completed Event Coupon, and a SASE to: Michelle Dloogoff, 2810 Mill Rd., Unit G. Glendale, WI 53209-3239. Questions? Call Michelle or Frank Berg at 414-540-1411 after 5 pm or leave a message if interested in joining the group or subbing.


snowshoeCalling all Snowshoers
For those of you who spend the winters here, this is a great outdoor activity that is easy to learn and inexpensive. Bonnie Lemmer has offered to lead snowshoeing hikes this winter. To get on her list of either a Saturday or Sunday, snow permitting, call or text her at 262- 370-6673, or email her at bojean05@


Cross-country Ski Leader Wanted

In the past, whenever possible, skiers skied where the hikers hiked. The problem was no one was ever in charge to lead or know if others would be there. I am asking someone to step forward to be in charge. This person would collect the emails/text/phone numbers of crosscountry skiers, inform them of skiing plans, and/or organize outings outside of the hikes. The intent is to bring those who enjoy cross-country skiing together. If this interests you, please call Carol Gavigan at 262-632-1922 or email