Mission San Juan, December 30, 2017

Mission San Juan, December 30, 2017
Mission San Juan, December 30, 2017

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Under the Weather - Tues./Wed., Jan. 28-29

Tuesday morning at 8:45 a.m. our temperatures dropped to 31 degrees. The high temp on Tuesday was 38 degrees.

Monday and Tuesday I worked at the insurance office in north San Antonio, a half-hour from our RV park. Needless to say, I was a bit nervous driving to work Tuesday morning after San Antonio's previous sleet incident a week ago. I made it safe and sound with only a few sprinkles (which turned into ice dots) on my windshield. Not enough precipitation to freeze on the road. Thankfully people were driving in a safe manner, going under the posted speed limit and leaving lots of stopping room. It's the most careful I've seen drivers in this city.

Tuesday at work I had chills, was extremely tired and achy, not feeling my usual chipper self. In fact, I wore my winter coat in the office most of the afternoon. Around 4:30, I mentioned not feeling well and was asked if I wanted to leave early. I did!

I went home and relaxed, fed the cats, dressed very warmly and we honored our commitment to meet a friend of ours from Hawaii who was attending a convention in San Antonio. We met at the Menger Bar in the Menger Hotel.

Entrance to bar from Menger Hotel.
Menger Bar with a very fast bartender (looks like a ghost!)

History display case in the bar.
Very large moose head on display way up high.
Once we found out the pub didn't have much of a menu (and none of us wanted to drink there), we walked to Mad Dogs Pub on the Riverwalk to have dinner. Bob and I both had fish and chips. Ed had a steak and ale pie. Good grub.

Ed, Susan, Bob at Mad Dogs Pub.
After dinner, we walked around the downstairs area of the Menger Hotel. Again, the night was very cold. The outside garden area was closed, but I snuck out there anyway to get a photo of their icicle-laden fountain.

Icicle-laden fountain
More photos of the Menger Hotel lobby area...

Beautiful orchid flower arrangement
Bob and Ed standing by clock with time and date.
A cool piece of furniture off the lobby.
Interesting things in the corner of the lobby.
Display case in Menger Hotel lobby.
When Bob and I got home, I headed for bed and slept 12 hours! When I got up I felt like a new person. All the chills and aches were gone.

Today, I walked over to the RV park office around 2:00 p.m. to pick up our mail. When I walked in, Delia and Jan said, "You missed our staff meeting this morning." Yikes, I didn't even know there was one. Apparently they sent out an email Tuesday morning at 8:47. Problem is, I  left for work Tuesday at 8:20 a.m. and did not check my email last night. The insurance office where I work blocks AOL, and I can't check my email there, either. Big oops.

Guess I'll find out what the meeting was about when the minutes are published.

Tonight, I went into my Netflix account online to find out when "The Big Year" will arrive only to find out my payment hadn't been made because I changed my credit card due to the Target hack. I fixed the info and hopefully the movie will be mailed tomorrow.

On top of that, I looked at my checking account and found it was overdrawn. I forgot to record a check for my hairdresser. Took care of that too.

Now it's time for bed. Must take care of getting enough sleep so I don't get sick!

Travel Bug out.


  1. Be safe while driving in cold climate. Happy to hear you had a good time with your friends. Beautiful photos.

  2. Glad to hear you didn't get a full blast of whatever it was you were almost coming down with. Sometimes our bodies give us advance warning and a little bit of extra rest does the trick.

  3. Hope you're feeling better soon, the weather here is suppose to me much better with 60s & 70's over the next few days.

  4. Stay in and stay warm.... and hope you feel better soon!

    Karen and Steve
    (Blog) RVing: The USA Is Our Big Backyard

  5. Yup, weather was in the pits but getting better now as we are heading to San Antonio for the weekend.

  6. We are going to meet with family here and we are not staying directly in town, but in Floresville. Have no time line yet as we are staying only until Monday morning. Also we have our dog with us and can't leave her in the vehicle alone. If there is gonna be a chance, I'll let you know.

  7. I hope you get plenty of rest and do whatever it takes to stay warm.


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