From Sea to Shining Sea, Days 21-24: San Antonio, TX, to Van Horn, TX
|KEN DONS HIS RAIN GEAR FOR THE RIVERWALK.|
|RAIN DID NOT KEEP SAN ANTONIANS INDOORS.|
Our search for a spot for lunch ended when we checked out the menu at Yard House. A pioneer in the craft beer revolution, this Darden Group chain suits those passionate about fresh, locally sourced food and an extensive list of craft brews. What's more, they offer sports on TV. Generally, this wouldn't matter much to us, but Ken enjoys following the Atlanta Falcons. It's rare for him to be able to watch a Falcons game on TV when we're traveling since the local teams are generally the ones televised at the hotel. So—even though the Falcons didn't reward him with a win—he stayed and watched the rest of the game.
|WHERE ELSE BUT INGRAM, TEXAS CAN YOU SEE AN EASTER ISLAND MOAI NEXT TO STONEHENGE?|
|SEA TO SHINING SEA PROGRESS IN THE FIRST 24 DAYS|
Kathy devoted most of her professional career—more than 40 years—to serving the research needs of the students and faculty of our alma mater, the University of South Alabama. She began as a reference librarian and worked her way up the library ladder to the position of Head of Collection Development. Only her failing health convinced her to retire from the job she loved, and she had become increasingly ill in the past year. As tempting as despair must have been, she always seemed willing to imagine that someday she might get better. Learning that she had reached the end of her journey was a difficult blow for our group of friends who adopted each other as family almost fifty years ago. We will miss her kind and gentle spirit, her sense of humor, and her unconditional acceptance of each of us despite our flaws. On Friday, we will gather in Mobile, AL, to honor her life and say our final goodbyes.
SATURDAY, 3 DECEMBER — TUESDAY, 6 DECEMBER 2016
• Ended in: Van Horn, TX
• Miles driven: 602 [trip: 3,430]
• Weather: 3 days of rain, 1 day partly sunny, temps 45° to 62°
• Letterboxes: Found 5, Planted 1 [trip: F59, P11]
• Walked: 7.8 [trip: 56.7]
• States: TX [trip: 5]
• Counties: 10 [trip: 94]
• Towns: 16 [trip: 189]