On Wednesday we went one last time into San Antonio to do the Riverwalk. We did the areas that are outside the restaurant and shops loop of the river. There is a long stretch with old San Antonio houses standing along the banks. It is 12 miles long with lots of beautiful plants, trees and many birds. This was a quiet and relaxing walk, though we did have to stop and get cool with some sweet tea in the 103 heat
|one of many heron seen along the river|
There are also a series of dams and locks that manage the flow of water into the Riverwalk and keep the level constant. This was all developed in the late 1930s into the 1940s. The people of San Antonio wanted to keep this attraction for themselves and others, but needed to stop the over-flow and flooding that would happen during the occasional hurricane season.
There is also the option of taking a River Taxi from the north end of the river to downtown. They seemed well used by the locals.
Now we are heading west. Tomorrow El Paso, which is also blistering hot, for 2 nights. Then 2 weeks in Tucson, where it is hot, but very low humidity. We'll see how that goes. Claudelle will be joining us for a few days there. We are looking forward to having some R&R time with her.
After that, 2 weeks in San Diego. Can you hear us cheering for the high 60-80 degree weather!!!
By for now,
Michelle and Fred
Traveling the country so you don't have to!