Okay, I'm a walking fool. Put a trail or walk directions in front of me and off I go. Usually, I am with my BFF Susan Medlin, or my husband, Bob. The main reason for all the walks is that I signed up for the AVA: America's Walking Club's Centurion Program. In order to earn the patch for this year, I have to walk 100 walks by December 31. This will be my third year to complete this program. As of today, I have seven walks left to go. No problem.
We had just returned from five nights at Galveston Island State Park (my blog about Galveston to follow shortly). I developed a mild cold (no fever) on Thursday, December 3. When we returned to San Antonio, I kept away from people for the first few days. By December 9, it was time to get back to walking.
Here's a rundown of the past nine days:
Wednesday, December 9: Today, Susan and I did a 7k walk around her neighborhood. The halfway point was their community's clock tower. (I am one walk away from earning a "Rockin' Around the Clock" patch!)
After the walk, we worked on a 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle of a craft room, complete with a stained glass lamp, dolls, modge podge, paintbrushes, sewing machine, quilts, and other crafty-person implements of creativity. There were even jigsaw puzzles and craft how-to books on the shelves in the puzzle!
|Villages at West Creek clock tower.|
Thursday, December 10: Today we did a 5k walk Susan designed in their Villages of West Creek neighborhood which is completely different from yesterday's 7k walk. Today, we walked on quieter streets with views.
After the walk, we finished the 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle from yesterday.
|A neighborhood in Villages of West Creek|
|A view of the rollercoasters at |
Sea World San Antonio.
|A bit of the tropics on a cold day.|
|Fall colors (finally) in December.|
Friday, December 11: Today, our destination was the Salado Creek Greenway trail from Lady Bird Johnson Park to Tobin Park. This is one of our favorite 10k walks in the summer because the Salado Creek Greenway Trail south from Lady Bird Johnson Park has a lot of shade.
|The trailhead info sign.|
|Doe and fawn.|
|Close-up of the fawn.|
|Someone's in the holiday spirit!|
|A beautiful buck |
blending into the trees.
|The trail took us through the Los Patios |
businesses. They deigned to let us pass.
Saturday, December 12: The 10k Christmas walk was in Boerne (pronounced Burney), Texas, today. The city is having their Christmas Market in the town square. We didn't stop/shop, but just kept on walking. In a normal year, our Boerne Christmas Walk would have a pancake and sausage breakfast. However, due to coronavirus, we could only have a couple of people in the room at a time to sign in and then we headed outside to walk.
|An old barn made into a new business.|
|The history of Boerne.|
|A water tower on the |
Old No. 9 Trail.
|Cibolo Creek along River Road.|
|Veterans' Memorial with a |
cathedral in the background.
|Another view of the Veterans Memorial.|
|Autumn has made it |
to South Texas.
|A very cute Little Free Library.|
|Trees in the fog.|
|Looking down at Kelly Air Field.|
|Darren and Susan heading down a hill.|
|At one point, we thought |
we would get rain.
We finished the walk just as the sun was coming out from behind the clouds. All of us were hungry, so we had a pow-wow and decided on IHOP for lunch. That was sure good after walking six miles up and down hills!
|Confluence Park has displays |
|The San Antonio River Watershed.|
|German immigrant Carl Guenther |
helped found San Antonio.
|Stairs from Confluence Park |
to the San Antonio River.