Wild Animal



Saturday, August 21, 2010

Event planned by
Mike & Jean Sevel

Meeting location: Walmart in Garden Ridge at I-35 and Rt. 3009 (Roy Richard/Natural Bridge caverns exit north of San Antonio). (Get directions)

Arrive: 9:00am

Leave: 9:30am. Then scenic drive.

Wild Animal Orphanage

Located near I-10 and 1604. They provide medical, rehabilitation and retirement services for unwanted or neglected animals. (More info)

They depend on private contributions and receive no government support. It is not glitzy like a zoo and the tour (under large shady trees) with an average number of questions answered is an hour long.

Price is $5 for seniors, $10 under 65. Pay at door.

They have 23 tigers (including a white tiger and a "Liger"--half tiger and half lion). They also have three large bears, lions, cougars, lynx, servils, wolf hybrids, lemurs, monkeys etc. (125+ total animals).

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

Located near 281 and 1604 also in San Antonio. Brand spanking new and breathtaking with 1,000 rooms and 130,000 sq. ft. conference center. (More info)

They have five restaurants, a fabulous five mile view of the Cibolo Canyon, water park/pools, superb landscaping with waterfalls, golf course, rustic style lobby, etc.

For lunch menu, they have offered four options with prices of $11 to $14 as follows:

  • Chicken Caesar Salad with romaine and grilled chicken breast.
  • Baja Fish Tacos in soft flour tortilla with cabbage, salsa and lime ranch dressing.
  • Philly Cheese steak with shaved beef, onions, provolone cheese on an original amoroso roll.
  • Classic Bacon Cheeseburger with fresh angus, aged cheddar, bacon strips on a sesame bun.

We have a choice of lunching inside or outside on the patio overlooking the waterfall/water park. At the bar, they have a TV screen 10' high and 125' (yes ft.) wide. They also offer 25+ draft beers!

After lunch, folks can wander around as they have much to see including coffee shops, retail store, etc. Everyone on their own at that point.


Who attended

Year Model People
Year Model People
Don & Esther Bishop 2007 Z4 Cpe 2 Warren & Lisa Kodosky 1998 Z3 2
Rob & Jill Brown 2001 325Ci 2 John Lebowitz 2011 135i 2
Ken & Connie Carson 1993 325iC 2 Herb Looney 2002 330Ci 1
Linda Cavazos 2008 Si 1 Jim Matthess & Paulette Brehob 2005 Z4 2
Eric & Roni Chang 2003 330i 2 Glenn & Sandy McConnell 2006 M3 2
Jonna Clark & Brad Mitchell 2003 M3 2 Carl Nybro 2010 328i 4
Marco & Mary Beth Cordon 2007 Z4 2 Phil Nybro 2007 328i 1
Fred Egloff 1992 318i 2 Evan Peterson 2004 330i 2
Timothy Ehrhart 2010 - 1 Mike & Jean Sevel 2003 Z4 2
Allan Gazza 2008 135i 1 Eddie Williams 1976 2002 1
        Total 20 36