Before I say anything else, I'd like to congratulate Susan on her new position as Regional Director for the Southwest Region (Texas and New Mexico) of the American Volkssport Association.
Today, we were tasked with finding an easier way to do the 5k, one with less turns; however, that was not to be. As we started up the hill toward the new trails we realized there was not an easy way to go to the new section of the park. The easy 5k will have to remain as it is for now.
We started up the Main Loop Trail as it wound upward to the right. We stayed on it until we reached Vista Loop Trail, then took that to the new Restoration Way Trail. These trails are Level 4 out of 5, and I thought we were going to do an easy 5k. Ha!
|New directional signs to Restoration Way|
|Susan writing new Volksmarch trail directions|
|Our new Regional Director on the trail at Friederich|
|A beautiful, fragile, ethereal rain lily.|
|Mexican hat (Ratibida columnifera)|
|Check out the new trail!|
|Blackfoot daisies (Melampodium leucanthum) and |
Mountain pinks (Centaurium beyrichii)
|Bob and Susan discussing the Spurs |
(for about two miles)
|New cactus garden soaking up the morning sun|
|Dayflower (Commelina erecta)|
|Rose mallow (Pavonia lasiopetala)|
|Purple horsemint (Monarda citriodora)|
We went to Taco Cabana for lunch, then Susan headed home. Bob and I went to see Magic Mike XXL. If I thought the day was hot, the movie was scorching hot! Whoa. We'll leave it at that. At least the movie theater was cold.
Tonight we watched the U.S. women's soccer team take down Japan in the World Cup Finals. The finale was satisfying. U.S. women won handily.
That's it for today. Travel Bug out.