San Antonio Day Trip

26Dec09

A couple days before Christmas we drove from Austin to San Antonio for the day.  Thanks to BethAnn and Kyle for the use of their car!  Even though we drove we still wanted to bike around so we packed the bikes in the car.  We parked at the Visitor’s Center for the San Antonio Missions, run by the National Parks Service.  We explored a few missions by bike.  Later in the day we went to the Riverwalk downtown.  The San Antonio river wanders through downtown below street level with paths to walk along on both sides.  There are restaurants and plenty of places to sit and enjoy the scene. We ended the day wandering through Market Square with a meal at a restaurant recommended to us by our couchsurfing friends Emi and Ferro.

Mission San Jose

The granary at Mission San Jose

Mission Concepcion

Mission San Antonio de Valero, aka The Alamo

Incredible Live Oak within the Alamo

The Alamo

Church near the Alamo, inside are the remains of Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie

Beautiful quote on the way down to the Riverwalk, we like that it has our last name "Waters" in it!

View of sculpture in the middle of downtown from the Riverwalk, here you can really see how the walk is below street level

We like the Riverwalk

Riverwalk taxi boats

Bryan stand amidst all the flags in Market Square

Shimmering Christmas decoration at Mi Tierra, the mariachis were playing in the background and the food was wonderful!

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4 Responses to “San Antonio Day Trip”

  1. 1 Mom

    Awesome pictures, what a story these are making!

  2. 2 Frank

    Seasons Greetings from the Jersey Shore…

    The pictures are great, as well as the stories. The family loved the spider story.
    Good luck on your journey.

    Bike cop

  3. 3 Eric

    It was seven below here this morning, reminds me that I definately have to get back to San Antonio someday. Hope you guys are having fun!

  4. 4 Kate Cross

    The spider story still gives me the creeps. I wondered if you had nightmares after that one! And the pic of Bryan in the marketplace with the flags, reminds me of your lovely wedding. So glad you’re in a warmer climate. Stay safe.


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