Thursday, December 30, 2010

There were five Catholic missions established by the Spanish church back in the 18th century built alongside the San Antonio River.  Today 9 of us set out to walk from Mission Espada (which is still an active parish and a mass was about to start) to Mission San Juan and we Geocached as we went.  Some thoughtful cacher placed a cache every tenth of a mile or so down the paved sidewalk.  Emma found the first one even though she didn't know what she was looking for.  Gary and I were holding the GPS receivers but were a dozen feet away when she made the discovery.  All the kids enjoyed choosing goodies from the "treasure chest" and we continued down the trail to find 9 more.  We enjoyed the spectacular Texas weather and wearing short sleeved shirts in December was such a change for Stacie and I.  Our round trip was a little over 3 miles but the children's endurance was amazing.  The day concluded with a quick meal at a fast food place where the little ones spent their remaining energy at the playground.  Did you know that the Alamo was 100 years old when the famous battle took place?

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