performed by Yogi Bear and friends. These characters not only performed the flag raising but provided some entertainment with their antics - well done.
This past week has been spent in the state of Texas. First stop was at Willis, TX which is about an hour north of Houston. Our plan was to take a drive into Houston and see some of the sights. That was a great plan until, when talking to others we found that the drive would likely take us over two hours each way because of the holiday traffic so we quickly nixed that plan. Instead we drove into the town of Willis to pick up some groceries. When crossing the interstate, the traffic was bumper to bumper for as far as we could see in either direction. Good choice to stay home and relax. We had a thunderstorm one night - hard to believe that we got about half inch of rain when the rain consisted of three or four short cloudbursts. But when those clouds burst, did it ever come down. A couple of days later when we went to leave, I pulled in the slide, and Gerry found out that yes, water does stay on top of the awnings over the slide for quite some time - he got a bath!!
It's time to move on so we went to Bandera, TX - about an hour from San Antonio (or as some locals say - San Antone). We took smaller arterial highways in order to avoid freeway traffic and what a great drive. Unfortunately, it was cloudy with showers, because it was very scenic. We are now in Hill Country, and it is a very pretty area. Today we took a drive into the city - good choice as very little traffic and we even found parking downtown for $10.00 for the day as opposed to the typical $20.00+. We went down to the site of the Alamo which is well preserved and quite a large area. The live demonstrations were well done and very enjoyable. It is too bad that we are not history buffs as there is so much history in that area. And the River Walk was terrific. A brief description, as per Wikipedia, is "The San Antonio River Walk is a network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River, one story beneath the streets of San Antonio". There is great landscaping along the riverfront which is mostly lined with cafes and shops, but what fun to stroll along. We even took a boat tour along the river where we learned some of the history of the River Walk.
We are currently camped near Medina Lake which is near the town of Bandera which is claimed to be the cowboy capital of the world. In the next day or so we will tour the town and surrounding area as it looks very interesting.
I went in to buy a cowboy but they
were out. Hoped to have some more
in on Monday - stay tuned!
Have a great week and we'll back next weekend. In the meantime, I am going to try to add some more pictures in some different formats. If it works, you may see a change in this post during the week, and if it doesn't, it will just be the same old one.