Way back on September 9, Susan M. and I were going to do one of our favorite hot weather walks, Salado Creek starting at Lady Bird Johnson Trailhead. That trail has a lot of shade. The last time we walked the trail, big signs were posted telling trail users that the trail would be closed for repairs from September 8 to September 18.
We commented at the time we needed to remember that and not hike the trail during that time. As you have guessed by now, we met at the park and found the trail closed. Luckily, there is a trail that goes north to McAllister Park that wasn't closed, so we went that direction where there is almost no shade. It was early enough in the day and there was enough of a breeze to make the walk tolerable. We were able to get in our 10k walk. The McAllister Park portion of the walk took us past a huge off-leash dog area. We got a few photos to prove we were there.
|Susan M. checking the map|
|Park is named after Walter Williams McAllister, Sr.|
|Part of the path we walked|
|Proof we were here.|
|Waring General Store|
|Waring School House, west wing built in 1891.|
|Guadalupe River outside Waring, Texas|
|Susan M. and Bob - country road|
|Looks like someone in a big car tried to park here.|
On Sunday, November 8, Susan and Darren M., Bob and I did the New Braunfels Wurstfest Walk. It was a perfect fall day for walking. Our $3 walk fee provided each of us with a $10 ticket to the Wurstfest, New Braunfels' authentic Oktoberfest-like celebration. The walk took us through neighborhoods, historic downtown New Braunfels and along the Comal River which was still pretty high from the rains we had. It was a fun day.
|Cool Halloween decor at this house|
|Same house, more decorations|
|Loved this row of trees!|
|Morning glories glorying in the morning sunshine|
|This, my friends, is a gigantic magnolia tree.|
|New Braunfels Academy - 1858|
|Our walk checkpoint and restroom stop|
|Hobo Signs and Sybols|
|Newly renovated Comal County Courthouse|
|Photo in a fish-eye mirror...|
Bob (left); Darren (back); me (right); Susan M. (front)
|Comal River from a bridge|
|A lovely view of the Comal River|
After we finished the walk and had our books stamped, we took a shuttle to the Wurstfest and spent the next couple of hours eating, watching people, listening to music and shopping.
|The Giant Man|
|Very high flow of water coming down the Comal River|
|Bob waving to the rest of us.|
|Sign vendor...fun stuff!|
|German Christmas Market (items from Germany)|
|Bob needs one of these signs.|
|If you're interested in Wurstfest history, double click.|
Now the blogs are caught up on walks until last weekend. More blogs to follow.
Have a great weekend.
Travel Bug out.