I was riding my bicycle in the old neighborhood. I rode past the house I grew up in and down the street to the ditch in which I spent much of my childhood.
I was gong fast after coasting down the steep hill. I jumped the bike off the bridge into the ditch and was totally surprised to find myself in deep water. This ditch was always empty except for a little trickle of water pooling here and there. My bike floated upright like a boat which I thought was very strange but I was grateful. I floated over to the side and got out. I remembered my ipad which was in a holder on the frame of the bike. I took it out. The neoprene case I had it in was full of muddy water. I wiped off the ipad but was afraid to turn it on. I figured I had better let it dry for a week before seeing if it worked.
I rode downstream. At the next bridge there were some workers working on some kind of pump. A large group of people were standing around near the bend. I stopped and asked them if they were turning the ditch into a real river. I had always hoped that they would do that. Somebody responded that I was correct.
I was so glad to hear that because San Antonio needs more water features. All we have is the nasty San Antonio “River” which is just barely a real river. It is supplemented by pumping from the aquifer. It would really help the city feel much nicer if it had far more water features. We have a great water recycling system that pipes water through purple pipe to the golf courses. Why couldn’t it be used to make the city a little more classy?