A ‘Pilar Of The Community

With my morning wide open yesterday I found a bike rental place near the hotel and took a self-powered 3-hour cruise of discovery around lovely San Antonio. I visited the San Fernando Cathedral, the amazing King William Historic Residential District, the remarkable Mission Concepcion, a nice stretch of the city’s famed River Walk, and more of The Alamo. All told I tooled around town about 14.5 miles, and at about the 11-mile mark I rolled past a huge caterpillar trying to crawl its way across the road.

Helpless not to get involved, I pulled the bike over to the shoulder, but had to watch as a large truck barreled past the bug with but a few inches to spare — the breeze from it enough to spin the critter around a leave it crawling back from where it had come. After a couple failed attempts I managed to scoop it up and before depositing it into the grass off the shoulder, I snapped this pic, despite it thanking me for the assist by nibbling on my knuckles (click for the bigger picture):

My photoset from the rest of the excursion are here on Flickr.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with laonstage.com, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."