The guys in Texas like their cologne. Imagine High Karate, Old Spice and Mombo on every person you walked past. That was what it was like on the River Walk in San Antonio. Susan usually likes cologne but the high temperatures and the strong smell from every guy we passed was a bit much. It was hot and I am not sure if they were looking to mask something or if they really like the stuff. Either way it was really strong. I am usually oblivious to smells but you could not miss this. At some point it was funny. Anyhow the River Walk in San Antonio is really cool and I would highly recommend walking the 3 miles.
I did not take any photos of the water park. We found very early that you would need to be wet to survive the heat so taking photo's was the last thing we were thinking about. The Schlitterbahn is very cool. The park is all river water. The water coming from a spring fed river that is connected to the park. If you like water parks this is the place. I thought the trip would give me some time to recover. I underestimated the effects of climbing stairs for 3 days. You see water parks have lots of stairs and the Schlitterbahn is built on a hillside. We spent 2 days in temp's above 100 with high humidity. Luckily most of the time at the Schlitterbahn was spent in the water. But any time we were not in the water we were climbing stairs. It was sort of like being on a never ending stair stepper. We opened the park at 10 am and closed it both nights at 8 pm. I was only mildly sore after the first day the second day was more of the same. I did not really suffer until we went to Sea World. That is where we were in the water much less and the temp's were again above 100. I hit the wall at about 2 in the afternoon. We spent some time seeing "Shamoo" and the sea lions. Sea World also has a water park. We hit their park and cooled off. I have to say that I enjoyed the Schlitterbahn much more than Sea World. The whales and the Sea Lion's were cool. And I would do it again. I would probably just do it during a time of the year when it is a bit cooler.
Erich finding out what happens when you try to bring Gatorade into the air port.
Photo from the River Walk.
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