Bob was out the door before me to run with his marathon training group. He said he was going to do 2-3 miles with them, then he might meet up with Susan and I to walk with us on the River Walk.
Susan and I met at 7 a.m. at El Tropicano Hotel in San Antonio where the Volksmarch start box is located for the Museum Reach of the River Walk. We signed in and took off walking.
|Juvenile yellow-crowned night heron|
| “Puente de Rippling Shadows,” |
or “Bridge of Rippling Shadows,” by Rolando Briseño
|Lobby at Wyndham Garden Hotel|
|Bourbon Street Seafood Kitchen at Wyndham|
|Bee attracted to a water lily|
|Flowers framing falls at The Pearl|
|Bat-face cuphea (Cuphea llavea)|
Look closely to see the bat face!
|San Antonio River at The Pearl|
Bob arrived just as we walked up to the area where he parked. The three of us then walked together north to and through Brackenridge Park, then back down Broadway. Bob left us near where he had parked his truck and Susan and I continued back to El Tropicano.
|Three killdeer in a drainage ditch|
We also passed by Sam's Burger Joint which Susan swears has the best onion rings, so good in fact, she won't eat onion rings anywhere else. Our walk took us through the Pearl shops and back to the River Walk.
|Susan sniffing to find out if the Mexican olive tree|
flowers have a scent. (They don't.)
|Identifies what the pretty water area at The Pearl is called|
|Susan on the walkway at Pearl Springs|
|"The Grotto," by Carlos Cortes|
|Can you see the skull face? (This is at The Grotto)|
|The Grotto on Museum Reach of the San Antonio River Walk|
|San Antonio Museum of Art (housed in an old brewery)|
Before I found out the name of the art installation on the McCullough Street Bridge (pictured below), I called it "Hands Across the Water."
|“Puente de Encuentros,” or “Bridge of Encounters,” |
by Rolando Briseño
Susan and I had planned to go to breakfast at the Guenther House, but our movie started at 10:30 a.m. and we didn't have time. So it was straight to the theater for us. We saw "Trainwreck."
After the movie, lunch was at 54th Street Bar & Grille just across the parking lot from the theater. By the time the movie was over, we were very hungry. I had a wonderful salad. After lunch we each headed home.
It was a great day of exercise, movie and a good meal. Just too hot to be walking.