I decided to take one last walk on the Riverwalk to settle myself. After a brisk pace to begin, I slowed down to watch the ducks enjoy the water. By the time I came across a stone bench, I was able to sit down and breathe in the warm Texas air. The bushes that line the Riverwalk were just beginning to bloom and release their scent. I could feel the morning heat coming off the stone. It was like my own hot stone massage! Ahhhh! Lingering...
At the beginning of the week, I had a moment of clarity. I knew I had to let my focused, planning self off the hook. I would need to allow time to linger with Katie this week. We get very few chances like this anymore, just the two of us.
Dinners each evening were spent perusing the entire drink and food menu before we made our selections. We ordered appetizers in different courses and just sat and talked. Or didn't talk...just sat together in comfortable silence. One day we even spent the afternoon reading - Katie tucked away in our quiet B & B and me in the sun by the pool.
It was a lovely way to spend Katie's spring break - learning about Texas history, sampling local flavors, and strolling along the Riverwalk each day to notice wildlife, flowers and the unique San Antonio architecture. I am glad I remembered to linger!