Mission San Juan, December 30, 2017

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

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Since Vacation... - Sat., July 12

Here's what we've been up to over the past two weeks:

Tuesday, July 1: Susan M. and I did the 10K (6.2 mile) South Leon Creek Volksmarch in San Antonio. The route was an out and back on South Leon Creek paved trail. Lots of bicyclists were out. We truly wish bikers would let us know they're coming. Many bikes cannot be heard at all, add to that I'm hard of hearing (though Susan M. is not), and we were startled many times by bicyclists coming up behind us. A simple "On your left" or bell would be helpful, and good bike/walk trail etiquette.

Wednesday, July 2: Susan M., her two sons Travis and Kyle, and I went to see "Transformers: Age of Extinction." I was prepared not to like this movie because it looked more noisy, more over-the-top, with dinosaur robots (!) no less. However, all of us enjoyed the movie. The action sequences rocked and there were plenty of edge-of-your-seat moments.

Thursday, July 3: Worked ten hours at the RV park office.

Friday, July 4: Worked five hours in the RV park office. At 5 p.m., we headed over to Susan M.'s house for a 4th of July barbeque. Her son manned the BBQ grill, keeping us stocked up on hot dogs, brats and chicken shish-ke-babs. Hamburgers were cooked on the George Foreman grill. I made a big container of potato salad. Susan's neighbors brought watermelon and a pot of beans. Kayla brought a Crockpot of spicy queso and chips. Susan also made pumpkin crunch dessert and had a sundae bar with three kinds of ice cream, sprinkles, Cool Whip, caramel, hot fudge and chocolate toppings. We had quite the feast.

Around 8:30 p.m. we drove to Random Beer Garden in Boerne, TX to hang out and watch the fireworks show. About 10:30 p.m. we headed home.

4th of July flag
Saturday, July 5: This was my one day off work all week. At 7:00 a.m., Bob and I met Susan M. to do the 10K Universal City, Texas walk. The walk went through neighborhoods and a park and we were happy there was quite a bit of shade.

Cute fence decor!

Part of the Volksmarch group
AVA Headquarters award patch.
Pat H., me, Susan M.
Another group was doing a 10K run in exactly the opposite direction from us. We met up with another walker, Pat H., who travels all over the world to walk. We loved talking to her about where she's been. However, at one point we missed our turn and ended up doing about 2K more than we needed to. We REALLY got turned around. Luckily, one of the workers at a checkpoint for runners was able to point us in the right direction.

After walking, Bob and I headed home, showered and took a nap before our next activity of the day: a wedding at Random. The theme of the wedding was the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland. It was quite unique.

Seating for wedding guests
Lots of "homey" decor
Cheshire cat
The head table, bride and groom chairs.
Bob waiting
So adorable!
This young lady looks like a model.
Mad Hatter has been here!

Another fantastic hat
One of the flower girls
 The bride walked down the aisle singing, "This Girl is On Fire" at the top of her lungs.

Lovely wedding gown.
The ceremony
Husband and wife
Then it was dinner and cupcakes, and off to home for us.

Sunday, July 6 through Friday, July 11: I worked six 10-hour days.

Now we are caught up to today. See my next blog for this morning's events. I have already posted a blog about "Snowpiercers," a movie I went to by myself this afternoon. [Hint: Don't waste your money.]

Travel Bug out.


  1. Great recap, I was beginning to worry about you since you hadn't posted in so long. :)


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