San Antonio, TX
Home of the Riverwalk!! Too many choices!! When we asked about a recommendation for a restaurant, the gentleman at the visitor’s center suggested we do our own foodie tour and visit more than one restaurant….so we decided, yes, that would be fun. If you follow us on facebook, this is old news. But for those who do not, this is our 6-hour fun lunch. Remember the old progressive dinners?
soup at Ritas
walking through the riverwalk,
we took a detour up to see the church
and the Alamo
then resumed our quest for a salad, but they did not open until 5
We had our main course of lamb stew here,
then dessert/coffee to finish our day
Yes, a lot of food, but we did walk in between and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!
After finishing up at Wilderness Ridge in Tx, we headed east to Lake Charles, Louisiana. Fellow MMAPers, the Hennings, have parking at a storage building they own and had invited us to stop by and visit some time. Another couple also were there, so we had a mini MMAP project. We had not met the Munson’s before, so it was fun to get to know another couple. Hennings started to put up a closet inside their storage unit, so what better way to spend a couple of days together, helping them out. The guys worked together, the ladies had a day out, we all ate together….. sounded like a MMAP project to us! Guess I did not get a picture of the completed project with deck on left of this with the stairway attached to the wall.
After visiting Louisiana a couple of times, Avery Island was still on my list to see. Gardens were not blooming yet, so did not see them. But the Tabasco factory was open. We left Lake Charles for Palmetto Island State Park on Sunday; then on Monday, the Hennings and Munsons met us at the Tabasco factory and toured it with us.
Palmetto was a very relaxing place for us. I think there were maybe half a dozen other campers in the 96 site campground! Can’t say enough about how nice the facilities were at this park. It is the newest in their system, opened in 2010.
We briefly considered canoeing, but since it was cold and windy, we thought we would not enjoy it as much. They say the alligators stay low and are sluggish in the cold, though.
We thoroughly relaxed, and because it was cold, sometime rainy, and windy, we spent our days in the coach; Paul doing some paperwork, taking naps and I think he even got a little reading done and did a load or so of laundry for me, while I worked on a quilting project I had started last month, cleaned the insides of the windows on the inside (those tracks especially get so dirty!!) of the rig, read and did a bit of laundry as well.
Before we knew it, it was time to report to the next MMAP project. This month we are at Tall Timbers Conference Center, Forest Hills, just south of Alexandria in Louisianna. There are two out of the six couples we have not worked with before, one being on their very first project. We were here on our buddy trip in 2009 and look forward to working here again this month.