Sunday, February 28, 2010

New San Antonio Riverwalk

We went for a walk on the new part of the San Antonio Riverwalk. This added a couple miles of walkway on both sides of the river. At the moment it is used mostly by locals who walk, jog, and bike along the river, but I suspect major residential and commercial development will occur. This project ends at the old Pearl Brewery where there are a number of buildings devoted to offices, stores, and restaurants. A new four story parking garage is nearly completed. The brewery corporation still exists, they just don't brew beer here any more. No telling what is to become of their 19th Century brewery building, but some use will be made of this historic structure.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Friday, February 26, 2010

Day in the park

On Tuesday it snowed here in San Antonio! The last time it snowed here with any amount was back in the 1980s and people are still talking about it. The white dots in this picture is snow in the air. It never accumulated on the ground. Too warm for that, but it did snow for about half an hour or more. School events were cancelled and let out early, and didn't start until two hours late the next day just North of San Antonio. Justin and Dylan's school class was taken outside to see real snow.

Also on Tuesday we brought the boys over here and made chocolate chip cookies from scratch. I handled measurement of ingredients and the oven, but they did all the mixing, egg breaking, cookie formation, and arranging on baking sheets. The cookies were excellent.

Yesterday we took them to the park. They had a great time climbing all over the play equipment there. Both of them liked the slides, and Dylan enjoyed the swing. There were other kids to play with and run around with there. Then we went next door to the library where we read them some stories, and then out to dinner at Rome Pizza. We all had a fine time, and were ready for bed when we got home.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Initial Muttering

Sue and I are spending the winter in San Antonio, where Jeremy and family live. Today we get to pick up grandsons Justin and Dylan for their biweekly adventure with their grandparents. Last Tuesday they made chocolate chip cookies from scratch with measurement and baking help from me. Today they may get to eat some of those cookies and go to the park, as it is a bright sunny day.

This is a picture taken a few days ago at Mission San Jose, one of the early 18th Century Spanish missions here in town.