Another check off my San Antonio Bucket List — The Ford Holiday River Parade on the Riverwalk in downtown San Antonio.

https://www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com/events/ford-holiday-river-parade

I’ve always wanted to come see the lights on the Riverwalk after Thanksgiving, but never did. This year I was able to reserve a seat at The Tobin Center, since I’m s season ticket holder. It was an area just for season ticket holders, so I didn’t have to deal with the crowd that comes down for this event.

It was a beautiful night, in the 70’s. The parade was fun, Christmas music in the air. It was a very nice night to be out in San Antonio.

Next year, hopefully I will be with someone special to share this with.

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Light the Way

This weekend I checked of another thing I wanted to do in San Antonio. The Light the Way at The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW).

The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) has been hosting Light the Way annually on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, kicking off the holiday season in San Antonio for over 30 years. The event features entertainment for all ages,

It was a beautiful night and I had a good time there. I will be definitely going back to walk through the campus.

Happy Birthday Mom

Happy Heavenly Birthday to My Mom

Today is my mom’s birthday. I miss her so much and think about her all the time. But I can definitely sense that she is always around me.

I am surprised sometimes with some of the things that I say, because it is something she would have said. 🙂

Until we meet again mom, I miss you and I love you more than I can say!

If Roses Grow In Heaven

If roses grow in Heaven Lord
Please pick a bunch for me.
Place them in my Mother’s arms
and tell her they’re from me.
Tell her I love her and miss her,
and when she turns to smile,
Place a kiss upon her cheek
and hold her for a while.
Because remembering her is easy,
I do it everyday,
But there is an ache within my heart
That will never go away.

Atlanta Roadtrip

I took a 4-day trip to Atlanta, Georgia and had a great time.

I went to Stone Mountain and climbed the 1-mile hike to the top

I walked around Downtown Atlanta.

Went to the Detroit Pistons vs Atlanta Hawks basketball game.

Got to see the Fall colors. I was surprised how much I missed them.

I saw two old friends, Rob and Gilda.

It was so nice to do things that I wanted to do. But next time, I would like to go with sl ekne special and share the adventures.

Bucket List — Walk Up Stone Mountain

Today was a great day. I checked off something from my Bucket List… the 1 mile walk up Stone Mountain in Georgia.

I knew when I decided to visit Atlanta that going to Stone Mountain what is one of the things I wanted to do. Since I started walking I thought it would be a great idea to walk up to the top of Stone Mountain when I was here. So this morning I made my way to Stone Mountain found the right trail to go up and I walked up the 1 miles up to the very top of Stone Mountain.

It wasn’t a hard climb there were a few steep areas and there were some wet patches on the granite but overall I made the claim without any effort.

Once I was on top of Stone Mountain the view was spectacular it was a brisk 50° up there but the wind made it feel like it was 35°. The first picture is of me on top of Stone Mountain and if you look in the very back you can see the skyline of Atlanta.

I spent a few minutes up there thinking that I would have never been able to make that hike two years ago. It is amazing how far I’ve come to try to get healthy and to try to do more things.

The trek down from the top was a lot easier than going up. I am so glad that I made it up to the top of Stone Mountain and was able to check something off my bucket list. After I was done and that walk I went to the main entrance of Stone Mountain and I walked around the park for a mile. I felt great it must’ve been the fresh Georgia air the bright sunny that day in the accomplishment that I did earlier that day.

So now I need to find what’s next on my bucket list so I can check it off.

Today was a great day.

Side note: the next time I take this adventure I want to do it with someone special so we can share the adventure together.

Happy

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. Life just seems to happen and time goes by so quickly.

But something wonderful has happened in my life that caught me off guard.

I’ve never been this happy and excited about something ever.

It’s a good feeling and I want it to last forever.

Will see where this new journey takes me.

Here are a few of the signs that I’ve gotten lately.

And as always, make it a great day.

Mascarita 5k Run/Walk

This past weekend. With the help of my coach, I decided to sign up for my first 5K walk in San Antonio.

The one I picked was the MASCARITA RUN.

The second annual Mascarita 5k Run/Walk! The race is going to take place at the scenic Mission River Walk!

Since April 2018, I have probably been doing a 5K worth of walking, by myself. But this time I will be walking with 100’s of other people.

Anout 2 years ago. When I started my get healthy journey, I told one of my-workers that if I sing up fornan5K walk, of he would do it with me?

It’s only taken me 2 years to finally get to a place where I can walk 5K without passing our or stopping.

So I’m excited about the walk coming up. I hope it’s the first of many that I do.

A special shout out to my coach, RC, thanks for always being a cheerleader and and sounding board when I need it.

Picturs to come.

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