BILL & KATHIE'S 2018 RV ADVENTURES travel blog

The Big Guy

Follow the Leader

Water Moccasin (same one, different day)

San Antonio Riverwalk


We’ve seen the snake three times now in the same place, so it looks like he’s living in the pond. There’s a place in the water where the many reeds rise up and form a sort of teepee, and it looks like that is his home. He’s been hiding out for the last couple of days, but he should need to feed again in a day or two, so I expect he will become more active. We spent a very long day Sunday down in San Antonio. We thought the Alamo wouldn’t be crowded, but we were very wrong. We paid the standard $20 parking fee, but the Alamo was free. There were so many people there that I couldn’t get a decent shot. Mike is a history buff, so he really enjoyed it. We ate the lunch we had packed, and then walked a few blocks to the Riverwalk. We decided to take the boat tour, and it was well worth the $9 (senior rate). We didn’t have good enough seats for photos (everyone is taller than me, even sitting down). The ride was about 2.5 miles, going under many arched bridges. One of the many trees that lined the way was filled with nesting night herons! The tour guide advised us to duck while under that tree, in case any of the birds had an indiscretion. We also got lucky with the weather. The forecast was for 90 degrees and humidity, but we had cloud cover all day and low-80’s. The entire Riverwalk is lined with restaurants, hotels and shops all in a lush, tropical setting. San Antonio is quite a bit warmer and more humid than Kerrville, so it has lots of palm trees and magnolias (not blooming yet). We had to leave Mo back in the RV (with the air conditioning), and he ended up being alone for nearly 7 hours. We’ve never left him alone for that long, so I had prepared myself for the mess I would likely have to clean up. Instead, he held it all that time. What a relief! He paid us back that night though. He must have slept all day while we were gone, and he woke up at 2am on Monday, wide awake and ready to start the day. Karma! We are planning on going to Fredericksburg this afternoon to see the Nimitz Naval museum (Mike is a Navy guy). We have our first chance of severe weather later today into tonight. I have all my weather apps ready! We also have bingo tonight. We made reservations for 2 at a Carlsbad campground for Monday and Tuesday nights next week. We will have a very long (400 mile) day Monday – probably 9 hours for us (we have to stop regularly to stretch). At least we will gain an hour as we go back to Mountain Daylight Time (Texas is in the Central Time Zone). We will spend Tuesday at the Caverns.

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