San Antonio


 

Bird along the riverwalk

Bird along the riverwalk

 

Before heading out on the Pre-ICS field trip “Giant caves of Northern Mexico” I had a couple of days to spend in San Antonio.  I visited the beautiful riverwalk, toured the historic remains of the Almo and viewed the entire city from the top of the Tower of the Americas. The riverwalk was especially nice- even in the heat of the day it seemed quite a bit cooler down in the shade alongside the water, making it a great place to stroll along site seeing.

The river walk at night

The river walk at night

 

Touring the Alamo

Touring the Alamo

 

The Alamo at night

The Alamo at night

Giant Caves of Mexico


The International congress of Speleology in Kerrville Texas is almost over.  I’m still working on my pictures from the awsome pre-congress trip to Mexico but I’ve posted a lot of them already at captnemo’s pictures

Aimee Beveridge in Palmito cave

Aimee Beveridge in Palmito cave

I’ll be adding a lot more when I get home in a couple of days.

Bob lights the way with an exploding flash bulb!

Bob lights the way with an exploding flash bulb!

The end of summer 2008


Western regional

NSS western regional 2008

Guess it’s official- I finished editing all my summer pics this morning. After returning from Florida I did a little scuba diving in
Monterey. Then it was time for the
Western Regional gathering of the National Speleological Society.
Since it was being held in southern Cal. this year near Bakersfield, Mom and Dad drove up to join me.

After that I was off to Mexico again, this time my friend Eileen agreed to come along and so we drove in her diesel vw jetta.

The drive down was a long one but we enjoyed the sites at Gila Bend and Organ pipe Nat. monument. Finally we arrived in Puerto Penasco for a wonderful week of white sandy beaches and plenty of shrimp. I especially enjoyed a trip out to bird island to see the fish and sea lions out there.

Sunset at Big Sur

Monterey/big sur sunset

Sunset at big Sur, see the rest of my pics from Monterey here.

Sea lions

Sea lions

Sea lions at Bird island, see the rest of my Puerto Penasco pictures here.

-Capt. Nemo

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