Lake: Sunday morning, Bob and I went our separate ways as he had a half-marathon training run and I was doing a 10k Volksmarch worker's walk with Susan M., Rick and John.
Southside Lions Park is where we started our walk. The walk will be an event sponsored by the Randolph Roadrunners Volksmarch Club (the one I belong to). The weather this morning was magnificent--clear, cold and dry.
The first mile of our walk was around Lions Park Lake where we saw great white egrets, geese and American coot. A few fisherman were out vying with the egret for rainbow trout that are stocked in the lake in fall and winter. (Catfish are stocked in the summer.)
|John, Susan M., and Rick at Lions Park Lake|
|Entrance sign to Comanche County Park|
|Rick, Susan M. and John - Covington Park|
|John, Susan M. and I - Covington Park|
|J Street Turnaround Point for the walk|
|Trees draped in Spanish moss|
|The bike path|
|Susan M., John and Rick|
Below, in the tree, we have a committee (wake, kettle, or volt) of vultures which had all been feasting on the raccoon.
|North American Black Vultures at Salado Creek|
Steak and Cake: Lunch time was way past due by the time the movie let out. Off we went to 54th Street Grille and Bar. One of the meals I wanted on my birthday was steak. When we sat down at the table, lo and behold, the special was a 6 oz. Filet Mignon served with salad and steamed vegetables. It was meant to be and it was very good. Because it's my birthday, they gave me a free piece of chocolate lava cake with ice cream. I shared with Bob. (Susan had dessert as her main dish, so she didn't want the cake.)
Shake: After lunch we went home to relax. Once it was dark, Bob and I went to Six Flags Fiesta Texas for their "Holiday in the Park." We had a good time, saw two of the shows, walked around and saw the lighted Christmas tree and other Christmas decorations.
|Bob with a "holly"-day princess|
After the first wise man, Bob said, "So is there going to be a camel?"
"No way!" I replied.
Well the joke was on me, because not a minute after I said it, I turned around, looked back up the aisle, and sure enough, a wise man on a camel was riding through.
I poked Bob and I said, "No way! There's a camel coming down the aisle." We both totally cracked up.
After that show, we made our way over to the Christmas tree lighting with lights set to music. The first song we heard was by Trans-Siberian Orchestra, one of our favorite bands.
Behind the tree was the Rockville High Theater which was where the next musical show would be. We found seats and relaxed until the show started. This was a Christmas song-and-dance extravaganza with lots of classic holiday songs.
|A classic carousel|
|We went for a ride|
|Poltergeist coaster and the Ferris wheel.|
The park was amazingly uncrowded. Possibly folks are waiting until after Thanksgiving to go. Lines were very short for the rides. Bob and I went on Pandemonium Coaster. After that he was done with rides for the night.
I wanted to go on Iron Rattler. The line was so short I was able to snag the front car for an unobstructed view. However, it was so dark I couldn't see much anyway. I loved it!
On the way out of the park we snagged two Choco Tacos for our late-night treat. From Six Flags we headed home.
Thank you, Bob, and Susan M. for the fun birthday.