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Trip Map Number 5We were staying a month in San Antonio, so wanted some place convenient to downtown. The KOA fit the bill, located in the east end, right on a bus route. We had quite a list of sightseeing and business chores to take care of:

  • The Alamo (no visit to San Antonio is complete until you have been to the Alamo)
  • find a doctor to get my prescriptions refilled.
  • Visit the River Walk
  • Day trip drive through Hill Country
  • Whole Foods
  • Apple Store

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We had all of these lovely plans, but spent most of December indoors, it was cold, rainy and we both had brutal colds. The cradle for my Swift Boat was pretty flimsy and did not survive getting moved one time. I needed a kind of hobby shop where I could find some supplies. We did find a Hobby Lobby where I came across some wooden 6” letters that I figured I could use to build a new display cradle. A cut-down ‘X‘ made a bow piece and a cut down ‘Y‘ a stern.

We combined a trip to the Apple Store and the pet store. I needed to buy the ‘Lion’ OS on a USB drive and the puppies needed to stock up on ‘Taste of the Wild’ dry and Blue Buffalo canned food. We normally find a Tractor Supply to stock up on their food, but there was not a convenient store near where we were staying

Whole Foods was a separate trip to satisfy our taste buds. It turned out that the Whole Foods was in the Alamo Quarry Market that had a number of interesting stores as well as some old favorites like Bed Bath and Beyond.

Finding a Christmas present for Lynn is always problematic. Up till now, Lynn has been using a combined grinder/coffee maker for her morning ‘fix’. The problem being that she always had to make a full pot and continually heat a cup of coffee in the microwave each time she wanted a cup. While perusing the BB&B, they were having a sale on Keurig machines. That seemed to be the perfect gift for Lynn, she could now have a fresh cup of coffee each time. Being able to make different coffees was a bonus.

Trip Map Number 5 Hill CountryThe drive through Hill Country was very interesting. We made a point of stopping by the Escapees Lone Star Corral in Hondo Texas. Very much like Livingston, nice sites but in the middle of nowhere. They did have an enclosed dog run, so Robbie and Abby had a chance to run off some energy. The adjacent property was a farm and there was a young calf wondering about in it’s pen. It came over and the dogs stared at it from the other side of the fence, not quite sure what to make of the four legged creature that was much bigger than they were and bigger then anything they had ever seen. IMG_0999 The drive from there to Fredericksburg went though Kerrville. The road was very scenic with some tight switch backs and very narrow blind curves. A road that the 5th wheel will never see. Fredericksburg was a real tourist trap with lots of good looking restaurants , candy and deli shops. There was a lovely Christmas display in the town common. We walked about with the puppies for about an hour, around the common and up and down the main drag.

Come the end of the month, we packed up and drove the 250 miles to Retama Village in MIssion Texas.


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