Archive for the ‘Adventures’ Category

The ‘Manny’ Event

I am not usually a big follower of boxing except when it comes to Manny Pacquiao.  I have not actually watched an entire fight live but have followed two or three on a Yahoo text feed.  The reason I root for the “Pac-man” is twofold.  One, he is a great athlete that is not interested […]

An Old Landmark

I had been hoping to visit an old San Antonio landmark this fall when the weather became cooler. So, when a sunny and fairly warm beautiful day came up, we headed for the Japanese Tea Garden. I have lived here all my life and I have never visited the “Sunken Garden” as it is generally […]


In early October we took our almost annual vacation to Port Aransas Texas which is on the Gulf Coast just north of Corpus Christi. As usual, we took a long weekend leaving on Thursday and returning on Sunday. As before, my friend for over 30 years/former college roommate and his wife were with us at […]

No Go

If you remember my post in February “An Anniversary”, our attempts to obtain a tourist visa for my dear Maria so that she could be at my 50th birthday party were unsuccessful. She spent two weeks in Manila applying two times at the US Embassy for the visa. After the disappointments, we had to wait […]

No Beer Sold Here…

In early June my caregiver and I took an excursion to the recently opened and much anticipated San Antonio Riverwalk extension. The city had just completed improvements to the San Antonio river upstream from downtown where the original Riverwalk is located. The northmost part of the extension is by the old Pearl Beer Brewery but […]

An Anniversary

February marks the anniversary of meeting someone very special to me. Her name is Maria and she lives in the Philippines. We met online in 2002 shortly before Valentine’s Day. We have stayed in touch the past seven years with over 1000 e-mails and chatting online by text and now voice and video whenever we […]