Saturday, January 3, 2015

San Antonio mission

Among the first days of 2015 we visited the Mission San Juan in San Antonio. On our way back to Houston after a wonderful week with my in-laws Mimi and Papa Dean, we stopped off and wandered around the largest of the five missions of San Antonio for a bit.

These wacky kids... no idea where they get it from!

Service was being held in the chapel.

Visiting the missions as an adult gives me an entirely new appreciation on the age, detail and preservation of these missions! It's always such a delight to stroll through the historical sights we have visited. I try my best to relay how remarkable certain aspects of these establishments are, especially for their time or purpose. Still, possibly my favorite would be the 1,000 year old Pueblo we were fortunate enough to have visited on our trip to New Mexico in July of 2014.(will post pictures on that shortly)

Next time, we hope to visit another of the five missions in San Antonio!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Enchanted Rock 2015

Have you ever hiked to the summit of the tallest land mass in the area in frigid blustery weather?  
This party has!
On New Year's Day of 2015 we met up with my sister and her family and hiked enchanted rock, had a picnic and froze our ears off!

It was so incredibly windy that day that the gusts upset our inner ears. We all found a way to cover our ears as we hiked.
If you look closely you can see that Keith has an ace bandage wrapped around his ears, and I was using my scarf over mine!

Keith, Andre and the children all venture out to climb Popi's rock

After our hike we rewarded ourselves with a stroll through Fredericksburg, froyo and local eats. Then we headed back to Mimi and Papa Dean's to enjoy just a few more days in San Antonio! 


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