I know it’s the Dog Days of Summer, I know. But I also know it helps to have something to look forward to!
And by “something,” I mean the “Tour de Las Misiones” walk on Saturday, September 10th, in San Antonio. We are grateful to the San Antonio Pathfinders walking club for facilitating this walk again this year.
As usual, it is being held in conjunction with the World Heritage Festival Tour de las Misiones 2022. The festival is a wonderful multi-day event celebrating the San Antonio Missions, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This is a beautiful area for walking, and it is an enriching experience to learn about the history and culture of the area.
The picture above shows Doug E. (left) with Rudy and Frank E. next to the famous Rose Window at Mission San José. That picture, along with the others in this post, was taken at this same event in September of 2021. We thank Martin Callahan for sharing the photos with us.
The festival is an annual event, and it’s not too late to register for this year’s bike/run/walk! That’s right, there is a bike ride, a 5k or 10k run, and a 5k or 10k walk. Participants who register for the event before August 24th are guaranteed a collectable T-shirt, bib, goodie bag, commemorative finishers medal, and passport to the San Antonio missions. Music and complementary food and beverages will be served after the event to registered participants.
Please see the walk brochure below for all of the details. It contains a registration form (in case you choose to mail in a paper form), or you may register online at the festival website.
The picture below shows volkssporters waiting for the start of the walk. Michael M. (Number 537) with the umbrella is leading the group. Behind Michael to the left is Susan M. (Number 502) and Sheri L. (Number 526). They have on their commemorative T-shirts and their bibs, and they are ready to go!
A few more pictures from the walk route –
In the picture below, Martin C. is with Rudy, standing in front of the ruins of the historic Hot Wells Bathhouse. It is a very serene spot, with native plants and well laid out paths around the ruins. There are also signs with historical photos which explain the history of the baths.
The last picture was taken along the walk route as Frank E. (left) and Doug E. with Rudy were getting ready to cross the San Antonio River.
We hope that you save the date, register, and come walk with us in September!