One of the main attractions in San Antonio is the famed River Walk, miles of sidewalk that parallel both sides of a river channel. Though originally built to assist with flood control, a businessman with foresight saw the canal as an opportunity to create an attraction to draw visitors to the city. In the years since its development, many bridges now cross that flood control channel and many tourists stop and shop, enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants or simply stroll along the canal’s sidewalks. Continue reading
Somewhere in the Pacific Ocean.
This week we are headed for our annual trip to Arizona for the winter. Now, we aren’t going to find much water in Arizona, but we are looking forward to a unique (for us) family gathering. We are going on a family cruise in January. As luck would have it, our Eastern Caribbean itinerary was hit hard by this year’s hurricane season. Continue reading
Fargo, North Dakota.
Last night, I was scanning my presets in the car while on our way to dinner. I happened to notice on my XM Radio a photo of someone who looked pretty familiar. Now I don’t listen to bluegrass music much but there on the Bluegrass Junction channel was Bill Clifton. Huh? SiriusXM publishes small images of the artists to display on the radio screen. Continue reading
West Fargo, North Dakota.
On a shopping trip to Costco last Sunday afternoon, we were just finishing up when Lynn ran into an old friend. We were chatting with her when we heard a loud bird whistle. Lynn’s friend looked up and marveled that someone would let a bird into the store. I said, “What???!!!” Continue reading
The desert is calling and it’s not a wrong number! Lynn and I are getting ready to head south. We’ve already processed our mail forwarding order and are setting up appointments for things that need to be done the first week we are back in Arizona. Continue reading
In a few weeks, I’ll be sharing images captured with a new camera during my trip to San Antonio. What brought me to Texas that week was the Civil Air Patrol National Conference. On the day I arrived in San Antonio, Hurricane Harvey was battering Houston. San Antonio was battened down as they expected to receive some of the fury of the hurricane. As it turned out, a last minute shift in the storm spared the city that is the home of the Alamo. The clouds were low and heavy with periods of light rain and sprinkles the only indication of the challenges being faced some 300 miles (480 km) east. Continue reading
Last weekend found us in Brandon, South Dakota for a family wedding. The wedding was held late Saturday afternoon so we spent some free time in the morning exploring Sioux Falls. Our first stop that morning was only a 12 minute drive from our hotel in Brandon. Falls Park is a short walk from downtown, covers 123 acres and features the city’s namesake the falls on the Big Sioux River. The falls drop some 100 feet (30 m) over several cascades. Continue reading