Octagonal Bank of New Zealand banker's desk carved from Australian red cedar, Dunedin, circa 1883.

Octagonal Bank of New Zealand banker's desk carved from Australian red cedar, Dunedin, circa 1883.
Octagonal Bank of New Zealand banker's desk carved from Australian red cedar, Dunedin, circa 1883.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Un-Comfort-Able -- Sun., Mar. 31

Dis-"Comfort." That's how I'm feeling today. You see, I made a boo-boo and it made me feel un"comfort"able. It's also a play on words.

I was all pumped up to do an Easter Volksmarch in the historic, antique-y town of Comfort, Texas. The local Volkssport Club was sponsoring an event that sounded so much fun. The walk was to start at Comfort Park in Texas Hill Country, criss-cross the historic town, and go along Cypress Creek under majestic Cypress trees. In addition, decorated Easter eggs were being placed along the trail and, if we found one, we could trade it in for a prize. Doesn't that sound wonderful?

We drove almost an hour to Comfort this morning, got to the park and no one was there! I was so disappointed. Bob says, "Are you sure you have the right day?" I had the flyer in the car, opened it up and, guess what? It was yesterday, Saturday, March 30. It said so immediately under "Easter Walk." I was sooooooo disappointed! But I should have known. Who would go to a Volkswalk or volunteer to work at one on Easter Sunday?

Well, we made lemonade out of my sourpuss and thought quickly about what Volksmarch we could do  in the area. There was a Volksmarch in Boerne (pronounced burney) we hadn't done yet: the Cemetery Walk. The walk starts at the "Comfort" Inn. (At least there was some comfort today!) Because the walk box is in the lobby of the motel, we could check in and pick up the walk instructions even on a holiday. So that's what we did.

And here are photos of our 10K (6.2 mile) walk.

The Boerne water tower.
View of Texas Hill Country--a bit hazy because of high humidity.
Nice residential areas:

We crossed Frederick Creek.
Front yard full of pink evening primroses.
White-lined Sphinx hummingbird moth (Hyles lineata)

Pipevine swallowtail butterflies on thistle.
Cemetery we walked through.

Very old headstone
Another old headstone
Courtyard of a Mexican restaurant in Boerne.
Field of bluebonnets.

Cedar waxwing.
Easter service in the Boerne town square.
Interesting information on the Theis-Bergmann House
Wow, smart mule.

We like this sculpture!
That was it for the walk. We headed back to the 5er.

A brief re-cap of Saturday: We took Mom and Jan to the airport at 4:00 a.m. for a 6:00 a.m. flight. Went home and finished sleeping. We woke up around 10:30 a.m. Nice!

Bob had a project he wanted to do. Our water pressure in our 5er has slowed way down for no apparent reason. He had changed our water filter at the park spigot already. Today, he wanted to remove the panel on the backside of the water pump which necessitated completely unpacking our "basement" and removing a panel which covered the working parts of our water pump. He took out the original filter and made a trip to Camping World in New Braunfels to get a new filter. When he returned to the 5er, he installed the new filter. We continued to have the same problem with low water pressure. What makes this perplexing is when we turn on the water pump, our water pressure is strong and normal. Thank you, Bob, for working on that.

Saturday night we watched our latest Netflix movie selection: Ruby Sparks. I enjoyed it and gave it 3 out of 5 stars. Bob rated it a C. It's a chick flick with a geeky guy as the main character. He is an author/misfit/introvert/psychology patient who writes about his dream girl and she appears in his life exactly as he has written about her. Quirky-cute movie.

Tomorrow starts the A-to-Z Blogging Challenge. I did it last year and enjoyed it so much I decided to do it again. The goal is to blog every day (except Sunday) in April starting with the letter A on April 1, B on April 2, etc. Sundays are blog-free days (unless you want to write on Sundays). Some bloggers choose a theme for all their blogs, others write about random topics. It's fun to visit other people's A-to-Z blogs during the challenge too.

Travel Bug out. Happy April!!


  1. Looks like you had a great day even thought you were on the wrong day. Having a good attitude is the key isn't it? And you sure seem to have that.

  2. We saw some of those moths the other day. Thought they looked like hummingbirds.

    1. We were really perplexed by them. Bob thought they were hummingbirds, but I was pretty sure they were moths. In Hawaii, we had some big moths come out at night to sip nectar from flowers. They were big enough to be hummingbirds and flew like them too. So interesting what Mother Nature has to offer.


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