Saturday, April 17, 2010

San Antonio is Done

We came, we saw, we ate, we walked and we're gone! Sunday AM we head for New Orleans.  Here are a few more photos of our visit in this very tourist friendly town.
Can't remember!
We took the river tour.

Great Dane on the Riverwalk - everyone loves their dog! 155 lbs. sitting with owner at restaurant.
Fiesta - food, music, dancing, buying and people watching. 
 St. Mary's Catholic Church

Bell's on River Tour

Friday, April 16, 2010

More Riverwalk

The Riverwalk is more upscale than what we thought - not run down at all!  We took the boat road on the river and were surprised that it is 25 ft. deep in some places.  Surprised because there are so many tourists walking around and in many places there are no railings - you just have to figure out for yourself that if you could fall in - I didn't even see a warning:  "Notice: Water is wet, cold and deep _ Caution should be used!".  I wonder why we need notices on carry out coffee cups that say coffer "may be hot" but we don't need railing with crowds?

We also went to the Alamo - just because it was there and listened to the history of the area.  The volunteer did a very nice job.  Our weather was threatening with lots of rain in the area but we had quite a nice day.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

San Antonio - Finally!

Wefinally made it to San Antonio River Walk and already love it and are over whelmed with things to do.  It is rainy here tonight so the photos are not bright and shinny - just like it looks in a rainy day.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Fort Worth Art Fair and Area

really loving the Fort Worth area. Dallas is BIG but Fort Worth is manageable and has some history.
These wire art images floating in the air were my favorite art show pieces.  

This cattle mural is very big and represents the Fort Worth cattle history.  

can't have a good art fair without food.  I saw this "plate" of "insects" being shared by a very happy looking couple.  For outside fair food, I think I prefer a carmled apple!

Joel Hill, Bob's brother-in-law loves to take Max, his Babe Magnet to such events! Max soaks up the attention and honestly, so did Joel.  Bob is now considering a small dog  :(

Bob's sister has been cooking wonderful meals for us, I'm gaining weight and our vacation is only a week old!  Once we don't have these steak and shrimp and pasta dinners with bottles of wine, maybe I'll be able to focus more on salads :(.  Not nearly as much fun.

If anyone is considering a TX vacation, I suggest this time of the year.  We're hoping to see some of the blue bonnets and other wild flowers as we drive to San Antonio.  The weather is wonderful and the antique malls we've been to have been very, very big!  Texas sized, I suppose.  Big enough to have shopping carts!  I've never been to an antique store with a shopping cart and I don't think I like it - sticking antiques into a Big Lots type cart just doesn't do anything for the ambiance of the shopping experience.

Well, today we're going to Grapevine and Central Marketplace, a "destination" shopping experience for international and deli foods.  Yummm.