Friday: Chores today: vacuuming, laundry, cleaning bathroom, reorganizing two cupboards to make things easier to get to. I also did prep work for chili to go in the CrockPot in the morning.
|"I claimz dis fresh, clean, WARM laundry as my own bed."|
I have been doing Volksmarching for over 20 years and this is the first year the AVA (American Volksport Association) has offered the Centurion health challenge. I signed up. The challenge is to do 100 Volkswalks in a year. That works out to approximately two per week. No falling down on this challenge or I'll only get behinder and behinder. (All kinds of puns in that sentence. I must have been inspired to use that word twice by the museum we saw today.)
Our Volksmarch at 9:00 a.m. toured through the Alamo Heights area of San Antonio. According to our friend, Peri, who grew up in San Antonio, the Alamo Heights area is very tony/chi chi. Zip code: 78209. Do you remember the TV show 90210? Well, in San Antonio the 78209 zip code is very desirable. Peri remembers when people from Alamo Heights were called the 0-9ers which meant they were very well to do.
Our walk started at Panera Bread, wandered past some shopping centers and then headed into the elegant homes of Alamo Heights.
|Alamo Quarry shopping mall.|
|Quarry Village shopping strip mall. Very upscale!|
|I LOVE this sign!|
|One of the homes along the walk.|
|This family likes colorful outside walls.|
|The path through the neighborhood.|
Barney Smith is 91 years old. His wife has cancer and he has been caring for her for two years with the help of Hospice. Many of his toilet seats are of personal importance to him. You can see the toilet seat about Hospice below. Hospice workers involved in her care sign the toilet seat. Today, Bob and I got to sign a toilet seat dedicated to the Randolph Roadrunners Club. We'll be immortalized in the Toilet Seat Museum!
|Pez dispenser toilet seat.|
|Deer heads that he mounted on a toilet seat gave him the idea to make more.|
|Boy Scouts, arrowheads, and feathers.|
|Wow! So much variety.|
Jim and Peri were meeting us at Trinity University to do our second walk of the day; their first. We found out Peri spent her freshman year of college at Trinity University, but transferred to another college to finish up her schooling. Jim pointed out to us the church where they were married. These two definitely have deep roots in San Antonio.
The first part of the walk did not have written directions. We were supposed to follow the pink ribbons hanging from trees or little white flags on stakes in the ground. It was going well until we were about 15 minutes into the walk. There were pink ribbons going in two different directions. The four of us and another two walkers were going around in circles for a while until Bob found where the next set of ribbons were. Whew. I thought we were going to do our 10K going around in circles on the Trinity University campus.
|Sculpture outside Chapman Hall.|
|I don't know what this Santa did, but they hung him high.|
|Trinity University mascot--LeeRoy, a Bengal tiger.|
|They look pretty chipper for just having walked 6 miles!|
|We started and ended both walks here.|
While we were sitting in the living room talking, the RV wash company we hired came to clean the outside of our 5er. The RV washers worked on our rig for about an hour, washing everything including roof, windows and awnings. Then they waxed it. Tomorrow they will be back to finish waxing. It looks so much better now!
During the late afternoon, we played a few rounds of pinochle. Jim and Peri have picked it up very well. For dinner, we had home-made chili, cornbread and berry pie for dessert. Thank you, Peri, for the cornbread and dessert.
After the walk, my thighs, calves and feet hurt. I have four big blisters. Ouch. Tomorrow, Bob and I plan to do another 10K Volkswalk. We'll see how my feet and legs feel after that!
I'm falling asleep at my computer, so it's time to hit the hay. At least we're not getting up at the crack of dawn.
Travel Bug out.