College choirs from northern states love to include San Antonio, Texas, in their annual tour during the winter season.
They anticipate warm, sunny hours spent on the River Walk, at the Alamo and other historic sites about which they’ve studied in history classes. In addition, balmy Gulf of Mexico breezes, accompanied by bright sunshine, often lure them to spend several hours in the surf at Mustang Island. Oblivious to the intense power of the Texas sun, fire-red sunburn is common. Looking like boiled lobsters, they have something to brag about when they return back north to Decorah, Iowa, home-base for Luther College’s Nordic Choir.