So far this month, we have spent 12 nights camping at the San Antonio KOA spread over two different stays. We have stayed at this park enough lately that we are being moved further from the office and therefore to quieter campsites each time we are here. For the second stay, we ended up in the furthest row of pull-throughs.
During our first stay, the park celebrated their 50 Year Anniversary. It was quite the shindig for special invited guests and a great time for the rest of us who were just staying here. The celebration climaxed with a loud and lengthy fireworks display. The display was so loud, our dogs totally freaked.
One afternoon, emotions from Moving Out of San Antonio were running high and so both Linda and I decided we needed ice cream to sooth our souls.
In the KOA Office/Convenience Store, I found Ben & Jerry’s Chubby Hubby ice cream. This immediately became my favorite ice cream. I’ve had it another two times since.
After the ice cream, I felt much better.
We were in the park over the Labor Day weekend. I saw this Airstream and liked the appropriate patriotic festive bunting.
For the first time, I walked north on the Salado Creek Greenway far enough to have a better sense of where it went. I walked north under the Gembler Road bridge. The further north I passed Pletz County Park. North of the park, the railroad tracks that we hear at night pass over the trail.
Just a bit further beyond the train trestle, I found Interstate 35 in all of its glory.
It is possible to go further north. Not wanting to cross the freeway outer roads with the dogs, this is where we turned around.
The next day, we walked south past the Willow Springs Golf Course. At the San Antonio Police garage, the trail turns to the right going west along Houston Street. Where the Salado Creek goes under the Houston Street Bridge, the trail turns left to follow the creek.
Under the bridge, we found this medallion.
At East Commerce Street Bridge, we turned around and headed back to the KOA.
In the mornings and evenings, I’ve been walking the dogs at twilight. The sky has been gorgeous and at times has had some welcome surprises. One morning, I saw this tremendously bright star. Initially, I thought it had to be man made like a satellite. I stared at it for a minute. It didn’t move. That is no satellite I thought. I opened the Sky Guide app on my phone and held the phone up like I was looking through the phone to see the star.
The phone did a reasonably good job of photographing the star in the morning sky.
I still can’t get over how bright Venus was in the morning sky.
Hope to see you on the road ahead!