Recent Activities

San Antonio After Dark 2017

September 16-17

56 of us started at the Scout Center at 11PM where we loaded into a school bus and a 15-passenger van.

Our first stop was the 911 call center

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Just outside the large workspace we got to hear about how the center operates. Supervisor Myrick was very informative and then led us through the center, answering all of our questions.

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No pictures allowed inside the actual working space, but this is an image from their website


Guess which holiday is the busiest for the 911 call center?

Mother’s Day!

Next stop, the San Antonio Zoo. We didn’t just get to hear what it is like at the zoo after dark, we got to tour the entire zoo! Some of the animals, especially the lions, are very active at night.

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At the end of the Zoo experience we gathered for a group shot. I know someone got a better picture than me, if so please send it so we can post it.


VOA President Alyssa Thomas and VOA Vice President Communications Miranda Potter
President Alyssa and VP Communications Miranda pause for a photo op on the hippos

Next stop: Methodist Hospital in the South Texas Medical Center

Methodist ERHere we are at the Methodist Hospital Emergency Room. We got to tour the ER and see where the doctors and other health care providers work, what the patient’s experience, and where they get their CTs and other studies done.

Only one person threw up, so that’s a plus!


After the ER we headed to Rackspace to see what keeps Rackers up all night long. Rackspace acquired the old Windsor Park Mall and converted into the workspace they call the Castle.

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At the Castle Foyer
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Learning about Fanatical Support
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The Castle shortcut from the second floor to the first

As we left Rackspace, Dawn’s rosy fingers began to spread across the city. Hungry and tired we headed for our last stop…Mi Tierra at the Market Place downtown where they had a warm breakfast and piping hot coffee waiting for us.

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SA After Dark 2017 ended with a hearty breakfast at the SA classic restaurant Mi Tierra

SA After Dark 2017 was a great success.

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