Martin Callahan shared these pictures from the Texas Trail Roundup (TTR) Downtown Friendship walk that took place on February 18th in San Antonio. The 3-day TTR Walk Fest was February 18 – 20, and the walks were sanctioned by the International Marching League (IML), as well as the IVV and AVA volkssport organizations.
The photo above shows the Hermann Sons Grand Lodge, which was the start point for the walks during the 3-day walking event. Friday, February 18th, was the first day of the walk fest, and to kick things off, the Texas Trail Roundup club hosted a Friendship walk that went through the historic parts of downtown San Antonio. Below are local club members who staffed the Start/Finish at the Hermann Sons building.
In the picture below, Terri T. (left) and Kathy S. are working the finish table.
Next are Karen W. and Mike S. at the sales table.
Below are (left to right) Susan M., Susan A., and Ellen O., all helping to get walkers registered and started on the walk.
Wayne H. is at the start point below, and you can see the stained glass window behind him that depicts the namesake of the Hermann Sons building, Hermann the Cherusker.
There were many beautiful buildings along the walk route. Below is one of them, the San Fernando Cathedral. This church was originally built in the 1700’s, and some of the walls of the original structure are still standing today in the sanctuary of the cathedral. Standing in front of the building are volksmarchers Stephanie K. on the left with Rudy and Gayle W. with Dolly.
Next is the San Antonio City Hall.
Andy T. (left) worked the checkpoint at El Mercado. In the picture below, he’s helping walkers Stephanie and Gayle, while Rudy (the pup, on the right) waits patiently!
In the next picture, Martin Callahan (holding Rudy, and with Dolly at his feet) is seated by a wall of plaques in Milam Park. The plaques commemorate the people who were buried in the Camposanta Cemetery in the 1800’s. Milam Park now covers the area which used to be the cemetery.
The historic Alameda Theater is shown in the photo below.
Below is a new mural on the San Antonio River Walk featuring the Alameda.
The walk also included the Alamo, and we passed by the Alamo Cenotaph on Alamo Plaza.
Below, Martin (with Rudy, left, and Dolly) is standing in front of a replica of the 18-pounder cannon that was used by the Texans who defended the Alamo during the battle in 1836. It is located across the plaza from the Alamo and stands on the same spot where the original cannon was located in the battle.
These pictures cover just a portion of the historical sights that walkers were able to see on the walk. It was a great walk and nice pictures.
Thank you, Martin, for sharing the pictures!