Saturday, January 26, 2013

Saturday, Part 2 -- Jan. 26

After our Volksmarch, we were hungry. Peter Piper Pizza at City Base in San Antonio was where we decided to eat. At 3:00 p.m. the restaurant was packed. Apparently Peter Piper Pizza is the place to go for children's birthday parties. It was loud and crazy. The pizza was so-so. I don't think we'll be going back there.

As we were driving back to the 5er, Jim mentioned he had never been to Stinson Airport. Bob went into tour guide mode. We crossed three lanes of traffic to make a left turn and off we went to the airport. There we read the history marker and went inside the building to look at the historic photos and read more history.

Since we were in the neighborhood, Bob took us to see the acequias (aqueduct). We had five minutes until the park service locked the gate. It gave us barely enough time to do a quick look. In fact, as soon as we finished reading the history sign, the park ranger was waiting in the parking lot for us and one other car to leave so he could lock up.

Peri, Jim and Bob reading history marker at acequias.
From the acequias, we drove a little farther to look around Mission Espada which closed at 5:00 p.m. This time the visitor center was open. When I went by myself a month or so ago, the visitor center was locked tight at 4:30 p.m.

Mission Espada exit from Indian quarters.

Bob in visitor center looking at exhibit.


Spinning wheel.

The church is still in use.

Keyhole door in church.
Interior of church.
On the way back to the 5er, Bob drove by the bull ring. An event was in progress. When I got out of the car to take the photo, the riders were lining up to take a bow.

Pinochle was next on our list. Jim and I won the round. After we finished the six hands it took to finish the round, Jim and Peri had to head back to their 5er to walk their two pugs.

It was a full, fun day.

Tomorrow Bob and I will walk the Leon Creek Greenway walk we weren't able to do last Sunday.

Travel Bug out.