Upland ‘tourism’ grows


The monthly downtown Upland walking tour that I wrote about last week definitely did better Saturday than the usual six to eight that had been attending since its debut last September.

“By my count, 37 people, but someone said over 40. Let’s go with the higher number!” enthused organizer Ann Lara via email. With a suggested $5 donation, the tour generated $150 for the Cooper Regional History Museum.

“I am calling it the David Allen effect. Almost everyone came because of your article,” Lara said. (Aw, shucks.) “I told the group if they were real good and took a nice photo it might end up on your blog or Facebook page. They all said ‘David Allen’ instead of ‘cheese’ for the photo.”

Maybe that will catch on. OK, probably not. But the tour seems to be catching on. The next one is May 10.

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  • Joanne Dallas

    Thanks for using Press Power to mention the tour. I would have missed a pleasant time otherwise. Ms. Lara leads with enthusiasm and good humor. My visiting daughter and I enjoyed the walk and kept right on walking into Cafe Allegro for lunch.

    • davidallen909

      You’re welcome, and I’m glad you enjoyed yourself.