|Corner Bakery Cafe - excellent!|
|Alamo Quarry Mall smokestacks (decorative)|
|Outdoor tree ornaments.|
It wasn't long before we were off the main road and into high-end homes. Here we encountered lots of shade trees. Yay!
|The tree is gorgeous and frames the home.|
Across the street from The Argyle is this gorgeous manse. I love the espaliered plants growing on the side of the house.
|Alamo Heights neighborhood street (shade!)|
The following four photos are part of the same house. It sits on a corner lot with the angle of the house following the angle of the street. In addition to these photos, at the right of the last photo is a portico where drivers pull in and drop off guests. In the second photo below, notice the espaliered vines growing up the side of the house.
|The left wing of the house with espaliers.|
|The center section - closest to the street|
|The right section of the house.|
We walked through a large portion of this gorgeous area then moved on to humbler dwellings, like this:
|Smaller, but still that Southern charm.|
|Christmas tree made out of antlers|
Our friends Susan and Darren were each working a checkpoint on this walk, so we got to say hi. Thank you, Susan and Darren, for volunteering. We appreciate your dedication.
After we returned to The Corner Bakery, I got my Volksmarch books stamped for both the 10K walk we just finished, and the 6K walk we planned to do after lunch at the bakery. Bob ordered a Trio Salad which meant he got to pick three types of salad to put on his plate. He chose a curry chicken salad, tuna salad, and southwest avocado. I had 1/2 turkey supreme sandwich and a bowl of lentil soup (which Bob and I shared).
Regarding the next two photos...no, I'm not in jail looking out at inmates hammering rocks. We're looking through the fence around The Quarry Golf Course at the golfers down below.
We finished our second walk and headed for home.
On a completely different note...
Interesting survey on The Roadrunner Chronicles blog posted by Randy W. How many of you fix a broken toilet chain on a toilet tank that keeps running? You can zip over to his blog to see some of the answers.
I also have a question for you. When you go into a stall and see a wet toilet seat, what do you do? Leave? Clean it off? Report it to the manager? Use the toilet the same way the last person did, standing up? Other?
One thing I don't understand is, if women don't want to sit to pee for whatever reason, why don't they raise the seat to the UP position? That way if they tinkle when they sprinkle it won't get on the seat! I'm sure most of you have heard the little ditty: "If you sprinkle when you tinkle, please be neat and wipe the seat." I can't tell you how many wet toilet seats I see! (Although some wet toilets seats ARE from a very strong flush which splashes onto the seat.)
That's it for today. Travel Bug out.