San Antonio is filled with travel highlights. The river in the middle of the city is one of them. As we’re cruising down the river in the boat taxi, the boat has to go through the locks. Sort of like the Panama Canal on a much smaller scale. Another Women2018 adventure.
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We’re on the river in San Antonio. It’s more like a water taxi than a river cruise. San Antonio is a great city with lots to do. Along the river are restaurants and cool buildings. A great way to get a sense of San Antonio. Come along with us on this unique adventure in the middle of San Antonio.
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We’re feeling great after our interview with Gina Ortiz Jones. Now it’s time for some travel adventures. We’re staying at The Westin in San Antonio along the riverwalk. When we looked out from our balcony, voila! Riverboats everywhere! So we’re off to hop on one. Come with us on our river walk.Check out all of our travel highlights and our Women2018 interviews. Go to: Women2018.0rg.
We were about to interview Gina Ortiz Jones, scouting the park area for the right spot with good light and no wind (it was a windy day!). When we walked back to our rental car, I clicked the unlock button and we hopped in. Oh no! This wasn’t our car! Someone left their car unlocked but we thought it was ours. Our car was down the street. You never know what can happen on a Women2018 adventure.
Katie Hill talks about growing up in this district just outside of Los Angeles and how she loves owning a small farm here. She talks about her career helping the homeless and now, her run for Congress in California’s 25th District.
When we asked Katie how she got involved with the PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) Program, she had this to say:
“I was planning on becoming a nurse like mom and grandmothers. When I worked in the emergency room for 2 years, I quickly realized the social issues that landed people there. I was not necessarily their physical problems, but mental health, substance abuse, foster care and poverty. You just can’t fix those problems from the ER.”
“I Decided that I wanted to work on the non profit side before people end up in the emergency room. It all started because I held the hand of a 17 year old gang member, (shot multiple times) as he died. It was an experience that really impacted me.”
“I ended up at PATH, the largest homeless services in California. I was there for almost 8 years. The last several of those, I was the Executive Director. We literally helped get thousands of people off the streets every year.”
It’s been an exhilarating week in Texas. Interviewing each candidate as we travel across the U.S. is a unique experience. We always feel a connection. Here’s the recap of our Texas adventure:
•Wednesday: We flew in to Austin and drove up to Cedar Park and interviewed Dr. Christine Mann.
•Thursday: We drove down to San Antonio and interviewed Gina Ortiz Jones.
•Friday: We flew to Houston and interviewed Lizzie Fletcher.
•Saturday: Back to LA.
It was a whirlwind. As you’ll see in the videos, each candidate shared stories about their lives, what’s important to them and how and why they decided to run for political office.
Well maybe not a “crisis”….Part of our Women2018 adventure is going with the flow when hiccups happen. I left my favorite sweater on the airplane. As we’re walking through the terminal I decide to go back and see if I can retrieve the sweater. The plane was already boarding for another flight. I learned that just showing up can have great results. The gate agent said, “just a second, let me see what I can do.” And voila! He got the sweater. I LOVE Southwest. Thank you!