Letter to the editor: Seniors’ trip to Texas was enjoyable

I thought the recent trip to San Antonio with the Tri-County Senior Citizens was for seniors only.  But I met several folks in their 50s and even friends or relatives that live out of state that were joining family members here. The best part of the whole trip was the great people we met and traveled with.

My husband, Tom, and I had never been to San Antonio, nor had we taken a bus tour. It was great to ride the boat on the famous Riverwalk and hear about its history, to see the Alamo, the King William Historic District, San Fernando Cathedral, and the SAS Shoe Factory where Tom won the $50 drawing and applied it to a new pair of shoes! We saw so much so fast that my head is still spinning. The most sobering and enlightening visit for me was the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg.  Every facet of World War II was explored. The displays were beautifully done, and it caused me to appreciate those who have defended or are defending our country so much more.

It was fun to see the Lyndon B. Johnson estate and the home he and Lady Bird shared which has been retrofitted to look like it did when he served as president after President Kennedy was assasinated. The Museum of Western Art in Kerrville, Texas, was another enjoyable stop.

Sharon Stoeber, assisted by her daughter, Tammy Stoeber, managed the group and worked closely with the bus driver who did an excellent job of maneuvering that big thing around. The rooms were great, the beds comfortable, and the food good. But we all agreed we would not travel in that cramped bus again and Sharon made sure that Diamond Tours Inc., who coordinated the trip, knew about it! All in all it was a grand success and we are glad we went.

Margaret Sanderson


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