Thursday, 10 October 2023, was in the mid 60s and partly cloudy when the 9 soldiers arrived at Enchanted Rock. Chaplain Hatcher from the Soldier Recovery Unit (SRU) at Fort Sam Houston had brought patients from the SRU for a day of play on the “Rock”. Getting them away from the stress they face everyday.
They were met at the Enchanted Rock pavilion by Sharon Massey and Brenda Novian who had brought lots of breakfast items, fruit, cookies, etc. All made the hike to the summit most with a stop to enjoy the views or rest now and then.
Everyone worked up an appetite, so when all were back at the pavilion, they headed to Hondo’s on Main for lunch. By then the sun had broken through warming it up slightly. During lunch there was lots of conversation sharing experiences. For desert Sharon suggested ice cream at Clear River Ice Cream, Bakery & Deli. About half said they were too full but the others were game. When all was said and done, everyone got either ice cream or pastry.
Wounded Warriors at Nebo sends a special thanks for the homemade cookies made by members of the Ephraim Andrews chapter of the DAR. There wasn’t one left! What the soldiers didn’t eat at the park they took for a snack on the way back to San Antonio. We also thank Hondo’s who always makes us feel welcome and gives us a break on the cost.
The soldiers were gracious enough to share photos with us. They can be viewed by following this link https://wwnebo.org/photos