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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Yoga, Palmetto State Park & the Big Fish Story

Aloha Everyone,

J.J. and I stayed at South Llano  River State Park in the Texas Hill Country last night. The overnight temperature dropped to 29 degrees Fahrenheit. J.J. left his wet slippers outside and found them frozen this morning  :-)

What a pleasure it was to be joined by Diane and Carol from Ontario, Canada to practice yoga. Diane was a little sheepish at first about the site I chose, right in front of the shower and restroom facilities, but the area was clean and more importantly, we were in the warm sun.

Lunch stop at Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill just outside of San Antonio. It appears to be a new franchise. Clean and attractive set-up offering healthy fresh Mediterranean style cooking. It suited our taste and budget. Inclusive of a small slice of tasty Baklava which J.J. and I enjoyed with our cup of coffee in Honu, our meal came out a little under $20.

Kelly, the manager was a cheerful and attentive, greeting customers, clearing tables and helping with grilling. Learning that we are originally from Hawaii, she eagerly told us that her 9 years old daughter was born in Hawaii. From the stories her daughter hears from her parents, she loves Hawaii and tells everyone that she is a Hawaiian! Kelly plans to take her daughter for a visit. We hope Kelly's daughter will find her island exactly what she has been dreaming of.

Palmetto State Park in Gonzales is located in the Prairies and Lakes region of Texas. The dwarf palmetto plants are found throughout the park as well as swampy woodlands along a nature trail. The San Marcos River, one of the 15 major rivers in Texas, flows through the park.

Wild flowers are beginning to bloom right outside of Honu. It reminds me of Lady Bird Johnson's love for wild flowers.

Finally, Jim and Susan from Port O'Connor sent us their catch of the day! They said that the sea was calm and the fish were biting!!! Huge Red Snappers!!!

We spent a relaxing evening.

Aloha -- Cathi