We had a San Antonio visit on the way into our farm stay, and it made sense to do another on the way out. We stayed at the Carefree Travelers World RV Resort again - which we like because it’s so close to town. It’s also close to a number of Missions and right off an extended part of the Riverwalk - you could get on the Riverwalk path and ride your bike downtown. I say you could, because after 3 visits to this park we have yet to do it. Either the weather isn’t right, or we get too busy, or in this case both.
This visit had a few significant events:
- I taught a Train-ee class. Train-ee is one of the ways we generate income while traveling - doing either private or public ExpressionEngine classes. This was a public class and as always it was fun getting to interact face to face with other web developers.
- My parents visited from Mission, Texas. My folks have had RV’s as long as I can remember - some of my favorite memories from growing up are the long trips we took in an 70’s era Winnebago Class A motorhome. That familiarity with RVs was one of the factors that got me thinking about traveling that way with my own family. Sadly my parents RV years look to be coming to a close after a long grande finale trip out west this summer. They spent the night in town and we enjoyed catching up again after not seeing them since last August. They had to leave Michigan early to get my mom down here for medical reasons so they missed out on a Michigan fall. They hadn’t even seen our new digs yet. We rectified that with the 45-second tour then got down to the real business of talking and eating for the next two days.
- We had a visit from The Perrys - another family traveling fulltime. We first met them in Mesa, AZ, then again Zeeland, MI, and now we add San Antonio to that list. The Perrys were booking it to the Phoenix area again in order to catch a flight out to Hawaii (We aren’t jealous at all) so it was quick overnighter for them (with not one photo taken). And 600 miles the next day? Crazy talk!
- We had a couple visits with with the Shank family (aka the Herd of Turtles) - who we also first met in West Michigan. We first met them at the Bharmacy for a Jazz jam session (and Harrison got to play a couple of his own songs during the band’s intermission). We then moved campgrounds to be next to the Shanks at their RV park north of San Antonio. We would have extended our stay another night but we had some RV park reservations that couldn’t easily be moved. We hope to catch up with these guys again somewhere down the road.
We’re vowing to return to San Antonio again with less agenda - there are still Missions to explore, biking to do, and other sights to see in this town we really like.