|Our walk started on the veranda here|
The temperature this evening was about 74 degrees and muggy when we started the walk. Overnight a cold front was supposed to come in about 11 pm. By the time we finished dinner and started our 10k walk it was 8 pm.
We love this night-time walk with so many beautiful decorations. Here we go...
|Santa lights on shore, reflected in the river|
|Lots of lights in the water along here.|
|Lit up fish under I-35.|
|Beautiful lighting at The Pearl|
Passing by the San Antonio Museum of Art, we were impressed by the lights projected onto the museum's outside wall.
|San Antonio Museum of Art|
|Elves peered out from behind trees.|
|Lights on the lockx|
|Susan M. reaching for a shooting star|
|Year-round mural on the side of El Tropicano Hotel|
The temperature on the first part of our walk was so pleasant. I was dressed in jeans, a T-shirt and a very light windbreaker. After dinner we mentioned we'd be eating ice cream when we got downtown.
Mother Nature had other plans. By the time we made it into downtown at Main Plaza in front of San Fernando Cathedral, the wind picked up. It was a cold wind! We thought we should speed up a bit. Wind was howling down the River Walk "canyons" directly head on. The lightweight windbreaker I borrowed from Bob did not do any good at keeping the piercing wind at bay.
By the time we had moseyed around San Fernando Cathedral, the wind was getting colder and stronger. Eating an ice cream cone was no longer viable. We hurried back to Susan's car at the VFW Post where we had started. Brr. We definitely got caught in that temperature drop. It had gone from 74 to 44 degrees in three hours. With wind chill taken into consideration, the temperature was 33!!
But we survived to walk another day (or night). Susan gave me a ride home. It was 10:30 pm.
Merry Christmas to you all, good will, and peace on earth.