Friday, September 4, 2009

Temple Beth-El

I find this building fascinating. A Jewish synagogue here in town, on West Ashby Street.

Also nearby is San Pedro Park. The second oldest park in the nation! There is a natural spring public swimming pool that is FREE!

Woodlawn Park Island & Lake

Woodlawn is such a great park! (Thanks K, for telling me about it!) There's a lake with a decorative lighthouse in the middle of it, which has a working light. If you stand on the west bank you'll see some of the largest buildings of San Antonio's skyline, including the Tower of the Americas, shooting up beyond the dramatic roofs of the Basilica of the Shrine of the Little Flower behind the trees in the foreground.

There's a nice, winding walking/jogging path around the perimeter of the park, on which we saw hundreds of joggers, walkers and baby strollers. There was a very active basketball game; people feeding ducks and geese off two short wooden piers; and two ice cream trucks serving goodies.

Neighbors were out in droves enjoying the "cooler" (90's instead of 100's) air, landscape and trees.