On Tuesday, we drove to San Antonio. We had reservations at the Embassy Suites located on the River Walk. We walked to a Mexican restaurant on the River Walk recommended by our hotel. It was fun to hear sidewalk musicians echoing between the buildings. After dinner, we went on a riverboat tour of the River Walk. Beautiful evening.
|sign at a gas station|
|view of the river walk from our room|
|we were on the next boat|
On Wednesday, we walked about 4 blocks to see the Alamo. I had to relearn some American history. The Alamo was founded in 1718 and was the first mission in San Antonio. The battle in 1836 was lost, but it became an inspiration and a motivation for liberty during the Texas Revolution.
|several demonstrations were set up on the grounds|
|these pillars on the bridge had mosaics of the different missions|
|from the gardens in the back of the building|
|the front door had a story in the carvings of the voyage to America, what they encountered and the return trip|
|San Fernando Catherdral|
|San Antonio de Padua|
On Thursday we drove to the Pearl District north of the downtown area. The Pearl brewery was at this location and produced beer from1883-2001. The main brewery building is now a hotel. There were several restaurants and shops on the 22 acre property. I would love to return and spend more time here.
|brewery fixtures in the hotel lobby|
|original outside design uncovered|