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We have been preparing for this trip all year! I can honestly say I have never been physical fit! I feel good and confident that I will be able to handle this trip. The only issue I foresee are blisters! I am talking about The Camino! The spiritual walk across Spain! Over 500 miles! I am ready! I plan to visit St. James carrying prayers from family and ...
... tankers hauling oil on the road and the number of new oil field supply businesses going up were quite astonishing. It was as if Texas was determined to supply all the oil we need. Cool, huh?
We ended up at Lake Corpus Christi State Park. The lake was down about 15 feet here, but folks were catching crappie, bass and catfish. You don't need a fishing license in the state parks here. You just have to pay to use ...
... a lot more than it bothers the Oregon escapee!!
This year's trip to Texas started with Thanksgiving dinner, with my older son Christoph, daughter-in-law Mona and three beautiful granddaughters. Katherine baked a wonderful pie, Isabella made autumn leaf table decorations, and Emma kept us entertained with her off the wall imagination. A few weeks later, Isabella ...
... farther north of Fulton in the small town of Lamar, where the whooping cranes like to hang around farmers' fields and various parts of Goose Island State Park. After several tries I was finally able to find The Big Tree, another place where the whoopers have been spotted, thanks to some excellent directions from Jane Rose, of Rockport Friends of the Library.
Next day I drove out to the Hill Country town of Uvalde for a Volkswalk. Uvalde has an old-fashioned courthouse square and a pretty little park on the Leona River. I highly recommend the fried chicken lunch buffet at the walk start point, the Kettle Restaurant. Note the huge tree that is growing in the middle of the street! Later that day I returned to San Antonio and enjoyed a bizarre, ...
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