We’ve spent a lot of time in San Antonio, but we’re still having surprising adventures there.
Last weekend we met friends in San Antonio and spent a few days enjoying some quite varied activities and events in that amazing city. If you haven’t been to SA before, or if your exposure has been limited to the often frantic and always touristy downtown portion of the Riverwalk, the following is a sort… Continue reading A San Antonio Travelogue: Food, Music, More Food, More Music
Debbie and I recently returned from a very enjoyable and occasionally adventuresome stay on South Padre Island with our good friends Sam and Trish. Their house is mere yards from Lower Laguna Madre (aka “the Bay”) which bounds the island on the west side, and an easy walk from the Gulf of Mexico (aka “the Gulf”… Continue reading A Pleasant (and Sometimes Challenging) Interlude on South Padre Island
In an earlier post I alluded to an episode in my life involving a Speedo swim suit and an embarrassing situation. Looking back, I realize that, when considered together, those two references are redundant but it’s too late to undo history. Sitting at home with little to do other than recuperate from minor oral surgery… Continue reading Speedo in Saba -or- Island Exposure
The town of Nocona, Texas, was an unexpectedly interesting destination for us.
Next time you’re in a small town, grab a camera and go for a walk. I’ll wager you’ll notice some details that are either missing in the city, or easily overlooked. I did just that last Saturday in Fort Stockton. For those who aren’t from this part of the country, that’s the west-of-the-Pecos burg where… Continue reading Fort Stockton by Foot (and then some…)
We recently returned from a vacation stay at Coronado, California (with an extended stopover at Las Vegas, but that’s another story for another time). This was our fourth visit to Coronado, and we seem to be getting better with practice. We stayed at the 1906 Lodge, a 17-room bed-and-breakfast named not for its address (which… Continue reading 2014 Vacation Report (Vol 1) – A cruise around Coronado
We’ve just returned from a long weekend in Fredericksburg, where we were able to do many of the things we like to do best, including bicycling, dancing, and eating. We stayed at a bed and breakfast on North Cherry Street, in a quiet neighborhood close to the western edge of town. It’s one of the… Continue reading Fall Fredericksburg Fandango
The final leg of our South Carolina vacation (about which I’ve written here, here, and here) took us to Charleston, which takes its name from some historic figure (either Charlie Chaplin or Nick Charles, as I recall, although my memory is a little fuzzy). We arrived on Wednesday afternoon, following a rather harrowing drive through… Continue reading Our Lowcountry Tour Moves to Charleston
We left Palmetto Bay (which I’ve written about here and here) to make a day trip to Savannah, which is about twenty miles away, although it drives much longer. (Seriously, South Carolina…60 mph on your interstates? We have school zones in Texas faster than that.) OTOH, they do have some impressive bridges. Savannah drips with… Continue reading The Bedraggled Savannah Tour