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San Antonio

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  • Day59

    The River Walk - San Antonio, TX

    April 18 in the United States

    After dinner stroll round The River Walk in downtown San Antonio. The place was buzzing with people eating, drinking and shopping on the side of the river. Amazing huge trees lined the river and boats that looked like colourful landing craft cruised round. Bronze statue if of a longhorn cattle drive. Mariachi bands were playing outside a couple of the restaurants. Thanks Ernie and Pat Corbello for telling us about this.Read more

  • Day60

    The Alamo-San Antonio, TX

    April 19 in the United States

    Interesting visit to The Alamo the scene of the 1836 battle between the Mexicans and Texicans. Met a Yorkshire man, dressed in period clothing, in the Living History area who was talking about the guns used and there was also a ‘doctor’ with his implements terrorising 2 young girls as he described in detail how life was at the mission. Our friend Ernie Corbello’s ancestors settled here from the Spanish Canary Islands in 1831. Their surname was originally Curbelo. Fantastic trees, live oaks and pecans , and cacti in bloom in the grounds.Read more

  • Day67

    Day 67 - Come And Take It!

    November 13, 2016 in the United States

    Where we were staying in San Antonio was close enough to take a bus into downtown. We are staying in an Airbnb which is a tailor made flat above a double garage. It has everything we could need and is nice and cozy.

    On arrival in downtown we had a quick look in the Riverwalk Mall and then had Italian for lunch. We both had a pizza that set us up for the rest of the day. We sat outside during lunch and had a pleasant view of the riverwalk whilst the strong Texan sun reflected off the river's surface. The river dominates the city and has had a great deal of work on either bank to accommodate shops, restaurants and shaded seating areas. There is even a theatre, with the stage on one side of the river and the tiered seating area on the other. A really cool idea and it would be great to see a small production here. We went for a brief walk along the river and both Alice and I thought it had been constructed and maintained in good taste with plenty of information boards to remind the stroller of the area's rich history.

    Speaking of which, our first activity of the day was to visit the Alamo. It was at this one time Spanish Mission that a thirteen day siege took place during the Texas Revolution. 'Come and take it!' was a slogan used on flags raised during the siege and we walked around the mission and the adjoining museum to find out more. Alice and I were glad to have seen this important site for Texans and learn about the role of Spain in the development of modern North America.

    The sun was not letting up and so we continued our riverwalk under the shaded trees. It was still early and we decided on going to the cinema. I had wanted to see Dr. Strange and the timing for a 3D IMAX showing was perfect. Neither of us are big fans of 3D, however, the psychedelic imagery of this movie actually gives 3D a reason to exist. One moment the characters are talking and the next they are in a parallel world where buildings are bending over and the characters are running upside down. We both enjoyed the movie and we were given posters due to it being an IMAX movie. More goodies for the memento bag!

    It was dark by the time we left the cinema and it was time for a spin on our earlier riverwalk, a riverwalk in the dark! We had noticed lights around trees earlier and had hoped they were lit for a romantic evening stroll. Unfortunately they weren't, but our stroll was romantic none the less. After a while we realised we still weren't really hungry from all the popcorn and sweets we ate at the movies and so we grabbed quick light meals and headed home.

    Song of the Day:
    Johnny Cash - The Road to the Alamo
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  • Day38

    San Antonio, Texas

    December 16, 2017 in the United States

    Unsere Betten wurden nicht unterfahrbar gemacht für Brians Lifter. Der Receptionguy gab dafür alles. Da niemand mehr vom Hausdienst da war, schleppte er Ziegelsteine an für unter das Bett. Er und ich hatten danach unser Fitness gemacht (Bettunterteil entfernen, Bett hochheben, Steine darunterlegen, das 2 . Bett an die Wand hochstellen, da wir kaum Platz hatten im Zimmer etc.).
    Nach Riverwalk in Weihnachtsbeleuchtung, Besuch einer katholischen Kirche (wo wir gleich eine Trauung miterlebten), Shopping in einer riesigen Mall und Kinobesuch im regnerischen Wetter gehts morgen, Montag, den 18.12 weiter nach El Paso. Die längste Autofahrt bis jetzt mit 8 Stunden, deshalb gehts morgen früh los.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

San Antonio, سان أنطونيو, San-Antonio, Горад Сан-Антоніа, Сан Антонио, স্যান অ্যান্টোনিও, Сан-Антонио, Σαν Αντόνιο, سان آنتونیو, 聖安東尼奧, סן אנטוניו, सैन एन्टोनियो, Սան Անտոնիո, SAT, サンアントニオ, სან-ანტონიო, 샌안토니오, Sanctus Antonius, San Antonijus, Sanantonio, സാൻ അന്റോണിയോ, सॅन अँटोनियो, ਸਾਨ ਆਂਤੋਨੀਓ, سان انٹونیو, 78201, San Antònio, San Antoniyo, சான் அந்தோனியோ, శాన్ అంటోనియో, แซนแอนโทนีโอ, Сан-Антоніо, סאן אנטאניא, 圣安东尼奥

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