Laura is taking a big step in her ballet career as today. She got fitted for her first pair of pre pointe shoes.
We rode our bikes to a bee gelato shop to celebrate national ice cream day. To be fair, it might be a couple of years old, but it’s new since we were here last.
We all had tasty treats and enjoyed the outing – we took the scenic route around the lake.
It was a good day for a bike ride.
Going in reverse order…the very first thing we did on our road trip was visit Franklin safari en route to Austin. This is a drive-through wildlife park.
We paid the extra to have an employee take us through in one of the park vehicles rather than risk damage to our new car (and the bicycles on the back).
Our travel companions were pleased to check out the view from our hotel room in Austin.
Catching up on some photos from our road trip, here were some of the tasty treats we enjoyed in Austin.
Both Colin and I have signed up for activity challenges so that we stay active this summer. Colin is working to cycle/run/walk the length of the road from Cairo to the Great Pyramids (75 km) and I am doing the virtual Cabot Trail (299 km).
Today was stinking hot, but I got out for a run. Then Colin and I went for a bike ride – thankfully a cool front came along just as we were headed out and we had a refreshing breeze.
Colin is nearly halfway through his challenge, and I am 17% complete. For the Nova Scotians reading along, that means I am 7 km from Breton Cove, after starting in Baddeck.
On our final morning in San Antonio we visited the botanical garden. It was a lovely space, and happened to have a Frida Kahlo exhibit on, too.
It was a very hot morning at the Alamo and on our river barge tour, so we spent some time at the hotel pool in the afternoon. Cliff had a healthy lunch.
We walked around the Alamo grounds this morning and learned a fair bit about Texas history. Cliff took some photos on his “real” camera, so I just took a couple of snaps on my phone.
Here we are in front of the church that was never actually a church.