The four of us, Man, J, D and yours truly, made a day trip to San Antonio from our campground in Stonewall Texas. Yep, a long trip down and back. When we arrived in San Antonio we found a good parking spot without too much issue and it was inexpensive and it was right beside the River Walk. Score!
We walked along the River Walk, heading for the main section by the Hilton Hotel intending to see the Alamo, enjoy the River Walk, lunch and taking lots and lots of photos. Mission accomplished.
Walking along the River Walk, yes, we took one of those barge rides. What a wonderful way to see San Antonio and hear some of the city's stories.
The buildings and bridges are great things to photograph:
Even the stair wells get pretty flowers, LOVE these.
We were in San Antonio the day before the holiday parade, the decorations were exquisite.
This is the Nix Professional Building, it's shape changes as the barge moves along the river, a great example of optical illusion. At one point the building looks like a triangle, then as the barge moves, it looks flat like this. Love optical stuff, don't you?
We had lunch at Mad Dog's British Pub. Really! LOL Man and J and D had English food, and I had, Mexican. This pup is actually a piece of statuary, he greets you at the entrance.
Another beautiful stairwell, love the tiles on the risers.
Flowers, November. Not in Michigan let me tell you! LOL
The Alamo, no photos allowed inside, such hallowed ground.
The epitome of San Antonio, color, the River Walk, good food, dining by the river, perfect!
I realized I could visit San Antonio and the River Walk many more times before I felt it was everyday or boring.
It sure did not hurt that we had good friends with us, and great weather. Truly, a nice day all the way around!
* Man and I visited San Antonio in 2005, I blogged about the visit in two posts, one here and one here. We visited the Missions then, we did not this year.