Butterfly on Goat's Beard, Red Lodge, Montana, June 2017

Butterfly on Goat's Beard, Red Lodge, Montana, June 2017
Butterfly on Goat's Beard, Red Lodge, Montana, June 2017

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Up and At 'em! - Sat., July 12

So, my first day off this week and what do I do? I volunteer to work the Finish table at a Volksmarch from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. That meant I had to be up at 5 a.m. to eat breakfast, clean up, get dressed, and drive 20 minutes.

I arrived at Taco Cabana at Bitters Rd. (start point) at 6:25 a.m., bought a green Randolph Roadrunners (San Antonio Volksmarch Club) polo shirt and a cute roadrunner pin, then started my shift. That was easy volunteer work. When walkers finished, I stamped their event and distance books with the event stamp for today.

Me holding a finish stamp at the Volksmarch
(Photo by Martin Callahan)

Randolph Roadrunners Volksmarch Club walk start
Susan M. arrived and did her 11K walk starting at 8:00 a.m. so she would be done in time to start her volunteer shift at 10:30 a.m.

When my shift was over at 8:30, I headed out on my 11K (6.8 mile) walk. This walk went through the gorgeous San Antonio neighborhoods of Bluff View and Camino Real. I finished my walk in one hour and 40 minutes.

Impressions of the neighborhoods...


Crepe myrtles in full bloom!


These homes backed up to a busy road. They must have had some problems with people coming over their fence. If you enlarge the next photo you can see broken bottles cemented into the top of their fence. Not only that, behind the wooden fence is a solid rock wall. 
Glass shards embedded in top of backyard fence!

That's what I'm talkin' about...shade!
Pretty area.
The following house wins the award for the best front entry. Just gorgeous. The owner was out mowing her lawn. She stopped me to ask why so many people were walking in the neighborhood. She wondered if we were putting flyers on people's doors. I told her, "No flyers." Explained to her about the Volksmarch taking place today. She said she understood because she used to run with groups through neighborhoods. Now, she said, she takes care of her yard!
Gorgeous, formal front entry to this home.
More shade! Love it.
I love Tudor architecture.
A huge billiard parlor.
Mexican seafood restaurant.
All in all, this was a great walk. I always enjoy walking in neighborhoods so I can check out their landscaping, flowers, trees, homes. The significant other (of our Randolph Roadrunner's club president) built many of the homes in the Bluff View neighborhood.

Susan M. and Caryl
(Photo courtesy of Martin Callahan)
After the walk, I had lunch at Taco Cabana where I saw Susan M. and Caryl, and then stopped for a car wash, went home, showered, and headed out to do errands. Bob came with me. First stop: Wild Birds Unlimited to buy more bird seed. Second stop: Petco to buy cat food. Third stop: Costco to fill up with gas and to shop for a few items. Then it was back home, unload the car and I headed out to see "Snowpiercers." See my separate blog about that.

So, that was my Saturday.

Bob was not feeling well last night or today. This morning his face and chin were quite swollen. His symptoms included lethargy, achiness, headache. He thinks it has something to do with the new medication his doctor put him on for atrial fibrillation. I suggested he stop taking it immediately. He has an appointment with his cardiologist on Monday. Thank goodness.

All for today. Have a good Sunday everyone!



1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the pictures of the crepe myrtles. I fell in love with them when we lived in Mobile, AL for a brief time. I never see them up here in Western Washington. And pray tell, how do you go to Costco for a "few things"? Here's hoping Bob feels better quickly!

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