We had a real busy day today and my feet hurt. We walked quite a lot today, but it felt good to get exercise, I just need to find comfortable shoes to wear.
We left home at 11am heading for the Alamo. We first stopped at Chick-fil-A for an original chicken sandwich, mine without pickles and Jesse with.
We made our way to downtown again and parked between the Alamo and Riverwalk in a $6.00 per day self pay lot.
HERE ARE SOME PICTURES
This oak tree was 40 years old when they transplanted it to this location in 1912.
The tree just outside the Alamo
After that we walked over to the Riverwalk. It is very nice and the weather was cloudy about 70, and breezy. There were many restaurants and most had outside seating along the river. We were going to stop and have a drink, but Jesse wanted ice cream and he won.
The river cruises
Once we were done we headed back home, walked the boys and just relaxed. Rod & Deb had not given me their phone number so I emailed them about getting together tonight. Soon after that Rod came knocking at the door and we planned for them to pick us up at 5pm.
They wanted to take us to a place called Rudy’s for bar-b-q.
This place was different. You order your side dishes and then you purchase meat by the pound; turkey, brisket, pork, and sausage. The ribs are ½ or whole rack and all this is piled onto butcher paper then placed in a Pepsi crate. The food was good the ambiance was different, although we enjoyed the food and the company.
Then we went back to the Riverwalk so we could see it lit up for Christmas. It was very pretty and the pictures do not show you that too well.
We decided to take a river cruise and our driver and guide Martin told us the history of the river and the planning of the walkway.
It was late for us (10:00pm) by the time we said our goodbyes and were dropped off at home.
We were so thankful to have spent this time getting to know Deb and Rod and we look forward to seeing them in March in Kerrville.
See ya down the road
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