Sunday, February 28, 2016

........... and WE DID IT!!!!

After 69 total walks, nearly 332 miles in just shy of 90 total hours - we can officially say WE WALKED EVERY STREET IN YUCAIPA.

What seemed like an almost unattainable challenge on October 1st, when we stepped out onto our first official walk (on 2nd Street in Chapman Heights) turned into quite the adventure and something we looked forward to with each walk.

Through rain and shine, on asphalt and dirt, in mobile home parks and along pot-holed streets - WE DID IT!!!

Today we wrapped up this journey with a beautiful morning walk down Yucaipa Blvd. from Flag Hill Park.  We got to hear piped in music along the Historic District and we passed many of our citizens out for their morning strolls.  We walked the sidewalks until 14th Street and then had to deal with the infamous lack of sidewalks in town, for the bottom half of the blvd.

Follow our last journey, through the our eyes, in the pictures below.  We hope you've enjoyed our blog and maybe our walks have opened your eyes to things in our community that you might not have know existed.  I think, if nothing else, Jill and I hope that our journey might encourage others to get off their couches and out of their cars and see our town at street level - because it truly is a beautiful place to live!!!

A beautiful view of our wonderful town - YUCAIPA!!
Our last walk starting at Flag Hill Park - Let's Do This - Jill Squared!!

Good morning world!
A beautiful sunrise in Yucaipa!

Starting our on Yucaipa Blvd.

Heading down the Blvd.

View from Bryant.

Our Historic District.

The infamous Roundabouts!!

Moving on down the Blvd.
Angus McCurdy's....  YUMMY!!

They didn't have an official sign -
Our last Mobile Home Park
Hideaway MHP.
Lot's of open green space still in town!  LOVE IT!!

Made it to 5th Street!!

City Hall & Police Department
with Crafton Hills in the background!!

NEW Starbucks......  Have you been there yet?!?

7th Street Hill
At least we only had to walk DOWN it!!

Von's Shopping Center
Location for too many accidents :-(

I can't wait....YUMMY!!!

Moving on down the Blvd.
Oak Glen Road!!!

Do you golf?!
Yucaipa Valley Golf Course!!

Yucaipa High School

12th Street
Hometown Hero Military Banners
LOVE our Military!!

We still have sidewalks.... YIPEE!!

13th Street - YAPS!!

Yuc-Cal Motel
Just thought I'd post this...haha!!

New unoccupied buildings in the lower part of town.

She's hates her backside being in my pictures,
but I wanted to get the little tiny path we had to walk on!!!

Where's the sidewalk????
No side walk AND no bike path!!

Baker's and the NEW site for In-N-Out....  YUMMY!!!
Our walk today - 6.57 miles!!!

WE DID IT!!!  Every Street in Yucaipa!!!

Saturday, February 27, 2016


YEP.....  one more route left before we finish our challenge to WALK EVERY STREET IN YUCAIPA.

Today we woke up early to get in a vigorous 10 mile walk.  We started up at the top of Avenue G (on Jefferson) right by the water reservoir and ended down on Calimesa Blvd.  If you're unsure exactly where Avenue G is, its between Avenue H and Avenue F.....  And if you've been in Yucaipa long enough, you will know that Avenue F is now called Wildwood Canyon Road.  So basically Avenue G is that LONG street that runs right down the middle of the wash!!!

Our walk took us UP and DOWN 9 major hills - Bryant Street, California Street, 3rd Street, 5th Street and 6th Street.  We walked up every hill to Avenue H and then to Wildwood Canyon - just to be sure we didn't miss any part of any street!!!

Some pros and cons about this walk - PROS....  no traffic on Avenue G, lots of animals (horses, geese, goats, sheep, dogs, cats, emus, parakeets, and donkeys), quiet and Avenue G is level; CONS.....  TRASH and lots of it on the side of the hills going up Bryant, California and 3rd, no sidewalks or paths to walk going up and down these hills and drivers taking these thoroughfares TOO FAST!!

ONE MORE WALK LEFT.......  That's right after nearly 5 months, we will be finishing up this challenge tomorrow with our FINAL walk!!!!  We will begin at Flag Hill Park at 8:00am and walk the 6 miles down to Baker's on Avenue E and Yucaipa Blvd.  Along this route we will pick up our final mobile home park as well.  If you see us on the Blvd. tomorrow morning, feel free to honk and wave - or better yet....JOIN US FOR OUR FINAL WALK!!!

As for today's walk..... I hope you enjoy seeing our community through our eyes in the pictures below.....

Good Morning Yucaipa!
Top of Jefferson Street before dropping down to Avenue G

Beautiful horses at the top of Avenue G

Sunrise........  BEAUTIFUL!!

Heading down Avenue G -
Before the asphalt starts!!

Bryant Street

The 1st of 9 hills!!!

We had to grab a few side streets along this route.

Looking down from Bryant Street.

Yucaipa's Equestrian Center .

California Street and hills #3 & #4.

I love the sunrises.

The views from on top of California Street.

More views from the top of California Street.

Back on Avenue G

Third Street - Hills #5 & 6

Cool octagon house at the end of a cul-de-sac.

Pleasant Grove Street

The views from on top of 3rd Street.

Heading down the hill on 3rd Street

Views of the Wash - Nice dirt trail runs the entire length -
Maybe our next walk....huh??

Back on Avenue G - After 3rd Street

Couldn't do this walk without Jill making a friend.
Beautiful butterscotch horse!!!

Fifth Street -Hills #7 & #8
Killer Hills!!!

Heading back down 5th Street - No room to walk.

Views from the top of 5th Street

Fifth Street Fire Station

Heading back down 5th Street

Great views from 5th Street.

Back on Avenue G - below 5th Street

Beautiful Paint and a few goats!

She made another friend!!!

Sixth Street - our final hill!!

Wildwood Canyon Mobile Home Estates
A nice, older mobile home park.

Back on Avenue G - for our final stretch.

Las Casitas Mobile Home Park

10.09 miles in 2:36.
Over 20,000 steps