Sunday, December 9, 2012

THE Trip, THE Encore' :: San Antonio Texas

Copyright 2012, CABS for Reflections From the Fence

November 21, 2012

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.



irisheyes jennifer said...

Beautiful photographs Carol! Thank you for sharing them. The area looks so serene and lovely.


Lori E said...

One of my friends has gone down there too and just raved about it. Your photos are great.
I couldn't help but notice there isn't a railing along the walkway. I wonder how many people end up in the water.

Carol said...

Lori, in many places the "river" is only about 2 to 3 feet deep, so falling in will just get you wet. They said the water quality is pretty good, better than in years past, so much so that they no longer feel the need to shut the "river" down for a week or so and dredge and clean it.

Anonymous said...

San Antonio looks beautiful, and the British bulldog is cute. Hope you enjoyed your English food!

Sherry - Family Tree Writer said...

Thank you for the 'trip'. Awesome photos! It's dreary here in Kansas today, so the 'get-away' was great!