On Thursday evening, Bob and I attended a going away party for Amanda and her dog, Lucky. The party was at The Cove, a very hip, outdoorsy, organic restaurant. Dogs are welcome and there is a dog run area out by their patio. We met Amanda through the San Antonio Hill Country Hikers group where she was an avid participant and Lucky usually hiked right alongside her. She is moving to Vietnam to work and she will have an apartment. However, the apartment does not allow dogs. Once she is settled, she will look for a place that allows dogs so Lucky can join her there.
|Amanda and Lucky|
|Paul, our leader.|
|Amanda chatting with the group.|
|More of our group.|
I watched a couple of Netflix movies this week that aren't worth mentioning. In fact, I'm embarrassed I sat through one of them, it was pretty bad. Well, maybe I will mention it so you don't rent it. The movie is called Quintet and stars Paul Newman. It was made in 1979 and is just plain bad. Trust me on this.
Normally, I work Thursday and Friday, but my boss needed me on Saturday instead, so I worked Friday and Saturday. Brenda normally works Saturdays on her own, but Tom, our IT guy from corporate was coming and she wanted to be free to talk to him about what needs updating in our computer system, fax machine and scanner.
Friday was very busy at work and Saturday was steady. I'd much rather be busy than twiddling my thumbs with nothing to do.
Sunday: It was another early start to do our Volksmarch. We were on the walk at 7:30 a.m. Bob is still dealing with the plantar fasciitis, but it wasn't bothering him too much. We opted to do the 10K (6.2 miles).
This walk was on city residential sidewalks in northwest San Antonio. What beautiful neighborhoods! The McDonald's on Guilbeau Drive is where we started.
|Morning glory vine.|
|Beautiful spiky leaves on this vine.|
|Fire Station 49|
|Maury Maverick Jr. Library|
Nani Falcone Community Park has a playground, 8-hole disc golf course, picnic pavilion and a 1.1 mile walking trail. If you're interested you can read about Nani Falcone here.
|Statue of Nani Falcone.|
Our route then took us into beautiful neighborhoods. The temperature at the beginning of our walk was 82 degrees with about 75% humidity. We had a 10% chance of thunderstorms, but none materialized while we walked.
Trees have the right of way over sidewalks. Admirable, but watch your head!
|Could lead to headache!|
|Beautiful pepper plant in front of a house.|
|A huge leaf.|
|We were being watched!|
|Beautiful flower by the sidewalk.|
|Watch out for low-hanging trees.|
|Yard of the Month in this neighborhood.|
|This looks so inviting!|
|The homes are huge!|
|Hummingbird wall sconce at Taco Cabana.|
Yesterday afternoon, we had thunderstorms with some rain, barely enough to make things wet. Again this afternoon around 4 p.m. we had rain, but a few minutes after the rain stopped it had evaporated. The temperature didn't cool down much.
Update on our refrigerator: On Friday, our mobile RV repairman came out with a new thermistor and installed that. The freezer got down to 3 degrees and the refrigerator was at 49 degrees. We let the refrigerator cool down overnight and by morning it felt cold enough to put items back in. Today, however, the refrigerator was at 49 degrees to 52 degrees, so we're not sure it's fixed. I'm wondering if the temperature is so warm because we filled it up to almost overflowing. I'm thinking there's no room for the cold air to circulate. We're keeping an eye on it, especially since Bob shopped at Costco and we now have lots of lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, grapes and red peppers filling it up. We don't want all that yummy food to spoil.
Cute story from my work: Brenda (the RV park manager) and I were discussing movies. I told her about a couple of sci-fi movies she might enjoy: Paycheck and Minority Report. She wrote both movies down on a piece of scrap paper. A little while later her husband came into the office, looked at the piece of paper with her note, and we heard him say, "What kind of reports does corporate want us to do now?" Brenda and I both laughed and explained to him those were movie titles, not new reports they needed turn in.
Have a good week with safe travels. Travel Bug out.