San Antonio, Texas:
I feet great! We did our 10K Volkswalk at Crownridge Canyon. The first half of the walk was throughout Crownridge Canyon; the second half was through ritzy neighborhoods on the ridges. We didn't get started until 8:45 a.m. and finished about 11:10 a.m. It was hot and humid with very little breeze if any. When we were in the trees under the shade it was much nicer than out in full sun!
|The Upper Canyon Trail (harder)|
|"In season" this is the top of Bear Grass Falls. Not today.|
|Looks like a Gainsborough painting.|
|Neighborhood on Strauss|
|A home on Strauss--top of the ridge.|
|View from atop the ridge.|
|Another home on Strauss.|
|Pretty flower in someone's yard.|
We saw so many types of flora today, everything from plumeria to cacti to junipers to wildflowers to palm trees. Lovely walk, but hot!
Lunch was at Pappasito's Cantina. Yummy! I had Mexican Chicken Soup with Rice, and Bob had their three-enchilada plate. We shared with each other. The soup won hands down; the soup's flavor was outstanding. Some ingredients in the soup: chicken, rice, onions, carrots, avocado, corn, broth. They brought a plate with condiments to put in the soup including diced tomatoes, cilantro, jalapenos, and onions. I was stuffed. We brought leftover enchiladas home.
|So festive...made me want to go in!|
|Freeway sign...I liked the signs on the doors better.|
|Mexican-style Chicken Soup with Rice. Mmmmmm.|
|Three-enchilada plate with rice & beans.|
|Making fresh tortillas!|
After lunch, we blazed our way to Blazing Star RV Park on the western side of San Antonio. Apparently in January Traveler's World (our current location) is booked solid so we're looking for options on where we can stay after Australia. Blazing Star RV Park is HUGE so they have availability January-April. They've got a game room with two pool tables, air hockey and arcade games, a library, large store, pool, big laundry facility. Looks like we may call it home for a few months until we can get back into Traveler's World.
From Blazing Star, we stopped at The Academy which is an outdoor/sports store to look for hiking boots for me. They had three pairs of hiking boots for women on display. One pair of Columbias looked good, but they didn't have them in my size. I give the salesperson credit as she offered to call other branches to find my size. I declined and we went to Bass Pro Shops instead.
Now we're talkin'! They had lots of womens' hiking boots. The whole store was an experience.
|A wall of womens' hiking shoes!|
|They support lots of organizations.|
Now that's what I call a shopping experience. Found really nice lightweight hiking boots (exactly what I was looking for) and hiking poles. Now I can hike Yellowstone without my toenails falling off. Yay!
Forgot the pics of my boots and poles. Here they are....
Tomorrow I will start breaking in my hikers on another 10K Volkswalk through Friedrich Nature Park.
That was it for today. We both were bushed. Time to head back to the 5er...Bob for a nap and me to blog.
Look for our next Travel Bug adventure tomorrow.
Travel Bug wiped out.