Wednesday, May 18, 2016

San Antonio

Sometimes we stay a little longer in a place than we should and we get bored with it.  This wasn't the case in San Antonio.  We could have easily stayed a week and not run out of things to do.  This place sure has grown since we left straight from Brad's last baseball game, U-Haul trailer packed to the gills, in May of 1994.  There was a lot of construction on the roads, but we still got to see old friends and even make it down to the famous river walk for lunch one day.  We'll have to go back, because there are too many people and too many things we missed.  Here are some pictures:

5663 Misty Glen - The first house we ever owned.  We bought this place by the skin of our teeth in 1989 and sold it in 1994.  The old neighborhood is holding up really well.  Several of our old neighbors are still there.  We surprised the neighbor across the street working in his yard.  It's not everyday somebody walks out of the past from 20 years ago and says "hey, remember us?"

So...we had to do it again.  We rented this house on Stockade for a year before we bought the one on Misty Glen.  The next door neighbors, Greg and Maria, were still there.  Surprise!  They actually remembered us, probably because of our cute little baby boy Brad at the time.

Dad, Brad and me at the house on Stockade in 1988.  Nice shorts!

A view of the Riverwalk.  It goes on for miles.

Dinner with great friends Jean and Louis.  They haven't changed a bit.

Dinner with Dave and Wendy.  Dave and I worked together at Misawa Air Base, Japan.

Paul and Renee have been good friends since they moved to town about 1990.  Paul and I worked together for years at the Air Force Recruiting Service.  They never left.  Among many things, they're competitive BBQers and RVers.  They treated us to some great grilled fajitas and hours of reminiscing.

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