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Ready, Set, Jet!
Sadly this is NOT a river tubing post.
I went to a work meeting in San Marcos, Texas recently. (And if you know me, you know now that I stopped drinking and I stopped doing silly things like river tubing!)
But that aside, I have not been to San Marcos in quite awhile. (Moved to Europe and all that...) I did a proper blog post here of a Picnic and here of some random shopping, but that was years ago. #Recycle
"San Marcos is home to Texas State University and the Aquarena Center. Archeologists have found evidence at the San Marcos River associated with the Clovis culture, which suggests that the river has been the site of human habitation for more than 10,000 years. The headwaters of the cool, clear river are the San Marcos Springs, fed by the Edwards Aquifer. The San Marcos Springs are the third largest collection of springs in Texas. Never in recorded history has the river run dry." Wiki
Links left intact if you want to read more. If not skip on down to random ass randomness.
Birds on a wire~
As you can see, it was a gray, overcast day - but pleasant enough. There were tons of birds, just sitting around. More about Lulling here. It's an older post, but the town doesn't change that much.
Now on to San Marcos:
Town/Uni proper- San Marcos is an odd place. It feels like a pretty, small town, but with the university it is over run with people. Parking and traffic are a nightmare also. Partly its because of all the "new drivers" college kids who have never driven anywhere are now rushing around to class and the outlet mall. Did I mention the outlet mall? It's fricken HUGE.
"There are actually 2 outlet malls. Combined, the two adjacent malls have more than 350 stores, and an excess of 1,000,000 sq ft (93,000 m2). During peak seasons, shoppers at the malls can reach numbers that effectively triple the population of San Marcos. The outlet malls in San Marcos are one of the top tourist attractions in the state. The outlet malls combined are one of the top employers of San Marcos, and are the top employers of students of nearby Texas State University." -WIKI
Read about some of my shopping adventures here from other posts. Today was about work, I didn't even have enough time to go out for lunch! I thankful to be working, but this month has really seen me slammed, no rest for the wicked and all that.
Our meeting was held at the library ~ since everyone else was at the mall.
Is it winter yet? Nope, not yet still fall. The library was busy and had excellent wifi - but I think it was on a timer..because a couple of hours in we were all thrown off and had to restart our presentations/connections/projects. But we did mange to accomplish a lot during our time there.
And we are on the road again.
I had another meeting, via Skype, that evening so had to get back home and prepare. #Boring as HELL, I know. But go read my other posts on San Marcos if you need to see the city.
We did slow down on the drive back. The sunset was amazing...
This was a really nice private gate we passed on the road going in to San Marcos. It was really landscaped lovely and the sitting sun really showed it off. No filter or edits on these sunset pictures...
Pictures do not do the sunset justice. It was breathtaking!
I actually took about a million pictures during this adventure, but don't have time to edit work stuff out. Sadly another blogging #FAIL :(
My goal is to get all the old posts uploaded before the end of the year, "out with the old" and all that crap - so expect a full on assault of random randomness ahead. I seem to be the queen of drafts, lately. Is that happening to you too? Most of my friends are reporting the same...Must be astrological.
Catch you later-
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