Saturday, May 18, 2013

Work Recap and Walk - Sat., May 18

San Antonio, Texas, is a vibrant city with many events, parks, greenways, nature preserves, museums, and missions. Our mission is to become involved or immersed in San Antonio while we have the pleasure of being here.

I love my new job at the Traveler's World Carefree RV Resort. Each day (I work two days per week) brings in someone from across the United States or Canada, in fact, from the world. I love that people are in vacation or travel mode; they are relaxed and don't mind if we're busy. (Well, most people anyway.) I can be doing anything from rolling quarters to sell for laundry machines, to answering phones (which usually includes making reservations), to straightening the shelves, to selling RV supplies and souvenirs, to opening or closing the office. Variety makes the day go by fast.

One day last week while I was working, Bob dropped off a tin of Dove Chocolate truffle hearts. OMG, delightful. I opened the box and put it on the counter so people coming in could have a treat. It didn't take long for those Dove truffles to disappear. I had three and my boss had a couple. Thank you, Bob! That was quite the gastronomic hit.

Today, Bob and I invited Kim to Volksmarch with us. She and I had chatted on a hike with San Antonio's Hill Country Hikers. Today the three of us walked in Comfort, Texas, an Antique Town. Bob and I did the walk a month ago. Since it is my favorite local Volksmarch, we invited Kim to go with us. She loved the walk too.

Our temperature in San Antonio is supposed to go up to 96 degrees today, so we met at 7:30 a.m. and carpooled to Comfort in the comfort of her Prius. We started out at 8:20 a.m. and finished at 10:25 a.m. before the high heat of day hit us.

Along the route, we passed historic markers on many buildings, the Treuer de Union monument, a large cemetery, residences, walked a road alongside Cypress Creek, past antique stores, farmland, and back into town. We appreciated the shade from the trees by the creek along the middle part of the walk and also a nice breeze when we were in farmland with no shade. Wildflowers are blooming as well. Just an all-around good walk.

Downtown Comfort, Texas
Hotel Faust - under renovation.
Rural town - here's the local feed and garden store.
Antelope horn - buds and blooms
Prickly pear cacti with beetle.
Cypress Creek, Comfort, Texas.
Cypress Creek
Alpacas (I think) - recently shorn.
Comfortable Comfort Pizza - the old filling station.
Now you can fill your tummy, hopefully not with gas!
One of the antique stores in downtown.
At the end of our two hours, we stopped at High's Cafe/bookstore/arts & crafts for breakfast or snacks. I had the Texas French toast and iced tea, Bob had a double chocolate brownie, and Kim had a bacon/onion scone with iced tea. Their iced tea was exceptionally good, very refreshing. I'm not sure what kind of tea they used, but we loved it. They provided lime, lemon and orange slices for your iced tea, as well as three different kinds of sugar, if you prefer it sweetened.

Bob, Kim and I had a good excellent way to spend the morning.

After Kim dropped us back at our cars, Bob and I shopped at Costco. Bob headed off to work and I took the groceries home. This afternoon I plan to watch my Netflix selection, Miss Potter, a fanciful biopic of Beatrix Potter, children's author.

Bob is considering driving to Austin this afternoon to see his son, Randall, as his 38th birthday is tomorrow.

Tomorrow Bob and I are going with Hill Country Hikers to Inks Lake State Park, northwest of Austin. Joining this hiking group has been so much fun. Every week we see new places in Texas and walk with fun people who also enjoy hiking.

More tomorrow. Travel Bug out.