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It's summer in Texas which means we've got to get up early to go outside for our exercise. Bob headed out to train with his San Antonio marathon group and ran four miles.
I met Susan at her house at 6:30 a.m. for a 66-mile drive to Kerrville, Texas for this morning's Volksmarch. Her son, Kyle, came with us. We started our 10K (6.2 mile) walk at Inn of the Hills at 8:05 a.m. The first part of our walk was along the Guadalupe River where we saw tennis courts, a pool, a park and a restaurant at the river's edge.
The first real point of interest was Riverside Nature Center with its xeriscaped grounds, Texas tallgrass prairie exhibit, and butterfly garden.
|Xeriscape garden in Nature Center parking lot|
|Xeriscape plants like it dry and hot|
|A Native Garden, Native Plant Society of Texas|
|Bamboo along the River Trail in Kerrville|
|Squirrel with food racing away.|
|Here's the squirrel with breakfast.|
|Old path and new path on Tranquility Island|
|Bark pattern on a Cypress tree|
|Guadalupe River with Tranquility Island on the left.|
|Agave (Century plant) in bloom behind Kerrville Library|
|Flowers in downtown planter|
|Captain Charles Schreiner's "home"|
|Detail of concrete work on the Schreiner home|
|St. Peter's Episcopal Church|
|Susan walking the labyrinth|
|"Uh-oh, now where do I go?"|
|Oldest family-owned barber shop in Texas|
The three of us were hungry. We drove 1/2 block to our favorite fast food taco restaurant, Taco Casa. Bob and I love Taco Casa's tostadas. I had two regular tostadas and Susan had one super tostada. Kyled enjoyed his Chilada. It was as good as I remembered.
We drove back to San Antonio and I was home by noon. When Bob returned from his errands, we shopped at Men's Wearhouse, then had lunch at La Madeleine.
After lunch we went to see "A Most Wanted Man" with Philip Seymour Hoffmanand Rachel McAdams. Big lunch + dark movie theater = one snoozin' Susan. I slept through about the first third of the movie. Bob kept waking me up, but I didn't stay awake until I had missed most of the set up of the story. I definitely want to see it again so I can watch the rest of the movie.
All the best to you. Travel Bug out.