We're in Texas - Day 1
March, 2005

We started our day, same as every first day, with a trip to Walmart for a cooler, pillow, food and beverages.
Then we went to an art museum, the McNay, in San Antonio.  The grounds are lovely with a few sculptures and a wonderful goldfish pond. 

The museum did not open until 10:00, so we decided to move on.  We drove through San Antonio, but never found a parking place or lot anywhere near where we wanted to be, so we continued on the Mission Trail.  This is partially in ruins, but the main church is intact and continues in use to this day.. 
After a picnic, we returned to San Antonio and walked a bit on the River Walk.  The river is lined with cafes and restaurants.  There  are lots of benches and the people watching is fascinating.  You can see D, in the white hat.  I was standing on one of the bridges over the water to take the picture.

There is a bird we kept seeing everywhere.  Look at the length of the tail.  It is about crow-sized but skinnier and with a much longer tail.  We had brought our birdbook - it's a great-tailed grackle.  It has a very varied collections of songs and appears to be quite gregarious. 

After San Antonio, we planned to go to Laredo and stopped for the night in a small town - Pearsall, Texas.  After a Tex-Mex dinner (D) and fried shrimp (L), we drove around the town.  The cemetery we found was the first we had noticed.  The chair by this grave has a sign "Mi Papa" hanging on it.  All the graves were well decorated with plastic flowers, garland, statues, pinwheels, toys. 

This following one was not adorned, though.  It is fenced with wrought-iron fencing and paved with cement.  I wonder what they were thinking.

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Here's a link to all the rest of the grandkids' pages.

This has been a spring and summer of getting around.

You can see those pictures:
We're off to Maine for a week of pictures and lobster!
The New York State Fair - lots of chickens and other animals.
A search for Rexford Falls and finding the Sherburne Historic District.
Antique Firetrucks in Liverpool.
Balloons at the Spiedie Fest.
A trip to Utica to see Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum and Fountain Elms
We rented a canoe at Nathaniel Cole Park.

A visit to Hanford Mills and the Lumberjack Show
Hancock Shaker Village.
A trip to Pixley Falls and Delta Lake.
We watched them set up the Big Top at the Circus
We went to the Utica Zoo
Then we went to the Syracuse Zoo
Wickwire House in Cortland
A trip to babysit the grandkids
A visit to Boston to see a Red Sox Game
Drive through Edmeston area to see the animals
Ithaca Herbert F. Johnson museum trip
And there are lots of pictures of our trip out west.

Hot adventures
from other summers:

Chittenango Falls
Fort Stanwix


Other interests: 


Leslie designed a webpage for:
Stride of Central New York

Flower and Garden 
Flowers, etc
Pink and Purple 
June 6, 2000
July, 2000 


Flower and Garden 
Animals hummingbirds
robin baby
Insects  - moth pictures - polyphemus
Hummingbird Moth
Oxford House
Tree Disaster
In Autumn    Before/After Exterior
July 98
Christmas 98
Liz/George Wedding
Wendy & Sam

Links to all the Baby pages for Frankie and Peri


Published 3/15/06
Photos by Leslie or David

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