We take turns, one of us taking Bandido for a long power walk or to the dog park for playtime, and the other can get up and out the door before the heat of the day sets in, and ride bikes, swim laps, or go to the fitness center here at Retama. Both of us enjoy riding our bikes next door to and through Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park (we get in free with our neighborhood pass). Roger here.... on the days that Dianne bikes, upon her return, I head to either the fitness center or the pool. Today was a pool day. I reached my goal of swimming a mile. Yippeee.
The state park is especially nice for biking, because there is no vehicle traffic, other than the park rangers. R: Also, the roads are laid out in concentric circles, so it is easy to keep track of the miles while enjoying the ever-changing scenery.
Here's my bike this morning, ready to take off for some exercise and birding:
My birding friends (unless they live here) can only drool at the recent sightings below:
I didn't see all of these birds, but in addition to the green jays in the opening photo, I did see an Altamira Oriole, a road runner, and these birds at one of the bird blinds along the route: