The youngest granddaughter was at the Perot Museum in Dallas today. Her grandmother took her; apparently an incredibly good day, not that crowded and the traffic to and from Dallas was light.
Meanwhile the middle granddaughter with her parents in Denver, CO, is one win from being in the finals.
And, here I am -- sitting on the twelfth (?) row up in an outside bleacher of 16 rows waiting for the last water polo game to be played by our oldest granddaughter. We are just off Loop 1604 on the northwest side of San Antonio. A nice breeze and it feels less warm than yesterday. San Antonio is greatly influenced by the "wet/dry" line. If the "wet/dry" line is east of the city, we get the dry heat from New Mexico. If the "wet/dry" line is west of the city, we get the incredibly miserable humid weather from Houston.
Today, the "wet/dry" line is probably just slightly to the east of the city.
Tonight, leaving about 5:00 p.m. we will head back to Grapevine, TX (the DFW area). We will get home about 11:00 p.m. I suppose.
I look forward to the trip.
We will take the "back roads," as we did coming down. The traffic should be very, very light -- it's the middle of the weekend, and it will be late at night. Should be relatively cool.
Without question, one of the best break bakeries / coffee shops in this area is the "Great Harvest Bread Co." Highly recommended. We had lunch there both days we were here for the water polo tournament. Can't say enough about it. Arianna "discovered" it on Yelp!
I have incredibly good thoughts about what I saw in San Antonio. The city is apparently the second-fastest growing city in the US -- previously posted -- second only to Phoenix. The city is doing a fantastic job keeping the Riverwalk safe and clean and fun. I'm impressed. I would assume the police on bikes have a lot to do with that. Rental bikes and scooters everywhere. Ample parking -- at least when there are no events in town. I used to think parking at $15/two hours or $20/eight hours was expensive but now that I've seen parking constraints and parking costs in Boston, no complaints.
Meals on the Riverwalk were very nicely priced.
As hot as it is, I would enjoy playing water polo right now. LOL.
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Washington Crossing, David Hackett Fischer, c. 2004.
While British forces assembled for the Rhode Island expedition, Washington's army continued its retreat through New Jersey. On the west side of the Passaic river they turned southward and marched down the Passaic Valley toward Newark. This town had been settled by New England Puritans who had names it the New Ark of the Covenant.They were strong supporters of the rebels.