A Walking in Nature

I found a place to walk near my house.

Medina River Nature Area in San Antonio, Texas.

I went there after work and walked the 1.6 mile trail. I had no idea where it would take me. I just followed the trail.

I ain’t lying Craig, I was a little lost and thick in the middle of poison ivy and snakes. But I kept going.

48 minutes +5,000 steps. Here was my view on my walk.

I definitely will be going back there for a walk again.


A Beautiful Day For A Walk

Boy, it’s been a day for me today. I got some news that I was not quite expecting. It took my breath away and I felt like a deer caught in the headlights.

So in the afternoon, I was trying to find a new place to do my walking. I stopped by a place that I’ve passed many times, Mission San José in San Antonio, Texas. It’s my 2nd Mission out of the 5 that are in San Antonio.

It was hot out, but it was so beautiful and peaceful there, I didn’t mind at all. I spent a hour there just walking the grounds. I definitely will be going back there to do more of my walks. It was just what I needed after the morning I had.

Here are some pictures I took. And if you see a picture on the Wikipedia site, you will see a picture like the one I took. I promise the one on here is one that I took.

Now, I have to visit the other three missions.

Mission Concepción

Mission San José ✔️ (Pictures above)

Mission San Juan ✔️ (Pictures below)

Mission Espada

The fifth (and best known) mission in San Antonio, the Alamo,

Red Wild Flowers

I was driving home and this field of red wild flowers caught my eye.

So, I stopped Nd turned around to take some pictures.

It was such a pretty day in the country in South Texas.

I’m glad that I took the time to stop and enjoy the beautiful red wild flowers.

Road trip — South Padre Island

This weekend was a good weekend. I had a free hotel night stay to use. I was trying to figure out where should I go for that free night.

The winning city was South Padre Island, Texas. A place that I’ve never been to.

I stayed at the Pearl South Padre.

What a night nice hotel. I stayed on the 9th floor and had a nice view of the beach.

When I got to the hotel on Saturday afternoon, I decided to take a walk on the beach. It was 82° and sunny out. The breeze from the Gulf of Mexico made it just right for a walk on the beach.

Before I went through get dinner, I decided to take a drive to the end of South Padre Island. I had no idea what was going to be at the end of the road, but I was like looking for a place to see the sunset. And boy, did I find a perfect place to watch the sunset.

I found some sand dunes and stopped there to catch the sunset.

WOW! I was able to get some pretty nice pictures of the sunset. And that was the first time I’ve climbed the sun dunes anywhere.

After that, I went to Dirty Al’s for dinner. I had shrimp and onion rings. It was pretty good. I wanted to go to a place whete the locals eat.

Went back to the hotel and had a this night sleep.

Sunday morning, I woke up and decided to take a walk on the beach before I checked out of the hotel.

Again, WOW! It was so refreshing to feel the wind and hear the waves of the Gulf of Mexico. Usually I see cows, donkeys and roadkill on my morning drive to work. Today I saw seagulls, pelicans and a jellyfish (water roadkill.)

I left SPI around noon and was heading to one of my favorite places… Port Aransas, Texas. It was about a 2.5 hour drive, but I needed to go. I haven’t been there since it was hit by the hurricane last year.

I started driving on the beach at Marker 92 and drive all the way to Marker 1. I love driving on the beach there. Radio off, windows down and sun shining. It was a perfect drive.

I stopped at Pizzeria A to pick up some lunch. I found a spot on the beach to eat my lunch. I love eating lunch on the beach.

After resting for an hour, I headed back home. I drove through Port A and you can still see some of the damage from the storm. Hopefully Port A will be stronger and better than ever soon.

At the ferry, I saw these huge offshore rigs being worked on. They were huge!

Like all my trips to Port Aransas and Corpus Christi, I have to stop to see the USS Lexington, “The Blue Ghost.”

The ship is amazing to look at. The next time I’m there, I will take the tour of the Lexington again.

I finally got home after 8 hours and over 300 miles. I was a great weekend. Just what I needed. I’m already planning my next road trip there.

Random Pictures

Here are some random pictures that I have recently taken.

My nephew, Brad with his lovely wife, Emily.

Willie Nelson in concert at The Majestic Theater in San Antonio.

My childhood house in Flint, Michigan.

A cookie jar that I have had since I was s little girl.

Random Pictures

Here are some random pictures that I’ve taken lately.

Went to Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth for the NASCAR race.

Love taking pictures of the mileage on my car… 020202.

One of my favorite places in San Antonio, The Tobin Center.

Downtown San Antonio.

Need to top last Christmas Texas Boil this year.

I <3 Port Aransas, Texas

I met up with a co-worker and her friends at Port Aransas yesterday afternoon. 

I got are start, but I really needed to see the water. So I left in the afternoon and it was still sunny out and there was a cool breeze from the Gulf of Mexico. 

I had a great time. I met some great people. And we laughed and talked like we have known each other for a long time. 

Here are some of the pictures that I took.

The Gulf of Mexico. 

My shadow. 

The sunset was beautiful.

The moon was so pretty reflecting in the Gulf. 

I can’t wait till the next time I go to Port Arkansas or meet up the new friends I made. 

Side Note:

For those who know how much I love driving on the beach in Port A aka… driving in the Gulf of Mexico… I didn’t this time. The tide didn’t come up to the dunes this time. 😁

Also, meeting these new people and hanging out with them, showed me that there are good people out there. I need to forget the ones that crushed me and questioned me trusting people. 

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