Wednesday, Sept 19th – We left Tucson, driving east on I 10….familiar road. We were in a mood to put some miles under our wheels. We cruised through El Paso (HATE the traffic, there) and stayed on I 10 after the I10/20 split. We were taking a slight detour towards San Antonio to visit some friends before we headed home. We spent the night at a campground just off the interstate in Ft. Stockton, having driven about 530 miles that day.
The next morning, we were back on the road, with only 280 miles to go……
Sept 20th, 21st, 22nd – Three lovely days spent visiting with friends, Clark and Jackie, who live in Boerne, TX. (Fred had worked for Clark while in Baton Rouge)
Clark and Jackie welcomed us (and Jade) in their new home, which they have been in the process of remodeling for the last several years. We spent the evenings sitting outside and enjoying the pleasant weather and good company.
The back yard was wonderfully landscaped and had these amazing outdoor sculptures……..each set in its own vignette.
I loved this Navaho woman……
With such an expressive face……
We ate dinner on the patio, and sat and sipped our drinks and watched the sun go down. Texas has such beautiful sunsets!
Friday, we drove into San Antonio to visit the Alamo….
Jackie and Clark, and Fred and I …in one of those pics snapped in front of the Alamo.
The Alamo – One could feel the presence of history and the brave souls who stood their ground at the Alamo. No pictures were allowed inside, as the Alamo is a memorial to those who died there.
The stone and the detailing really appeal to me.
After touring the Alamo, we walked around the Riverwalk and enjoyed lunch at a nice Mexican restaurant. We then drove out to one of the Missions, but it was 5 o’clock, and closing time, so we could only snap a quick picture, then we had to leave.
I guess that we will have to come back to finish our tour of the old missions……
Saturday, we drove into Fredericksburg and stopped at the Wild Seed Center. Then, we toured the Nimitz Museum. This museum, dedicated to Admiral Nimitz, has an amazing display chronicling the WWII war in the Pacific. We made it through about 1/2 of the museum, before we had hit overload…….it is a LOT to absorb. Another good reason to come back…. ; )
Many thanks to Clark and Jackie for their wonderful hospitality….good friends, good food, good wine….Life is good!