Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Day 7 - San Antonio, TX

By late morning, the weather has cleared enough that we went into San Antonio to see some of the sights. I had not realized that San Antonio is the 7th largest city in the U.S. and is rapidly catching up with number 6, Philadelphia. At 46°F it’s not warm but at least the heavy rain and thunderstorms went through last night. Still colder than I expected given our latitude (29°35’ N) and elevation (1110ft).

The first stop was the Alamo. San Antonio’s most well known tourist attraction. The last time I had been here, the line to enter the church building was really long. Today, no line at all. No pictures are allowed inside the building.

We then cut through the Hyatt to the Riverwalk. Some nice waterfalls along the way. This particular grotto looked cool. This is using the long-exposure iPhone setting. I think it does a good job with waterfalls. They did a good job on this waterfall. The water along the Riverwalk looked pretty grungy.

This is along the approach to the Riverwalk from the Alamo. Lots of restaurants but very little else. I guess the property along the Riverwalk must be pretty expensive. It’s a nice walk and worth doing. We stopped at an Irish pub when we finished for happy hour. The staff was all in kilts.

We were originally planning on having dinner along the Riverwalk but ended up leaving and having dinner at a Mexican restaurant on the way back to the campground. Not quite as much atmosphere but decent food and probably better prices.

I’m not sure what is on the schedule for tomorrow but we will be here through the weekend. 


  1. Mmmm, you mentioned Mexican. Now I'm hungry.

    1. So far, I’ve been somewhat disappointed with the Mexican food on this trip. It’s been fine but not great. I guess growing up in Southern California I’ve had some really good Mexican food. So far, Taco King in Fairbanks has them all beat. But we haven’t been to very many places. Also, Taco King is especially good…

    2. and there I thought, the closer you get the better it has to be...

    3. I was expecting phenomenal Mexican food like I’ve found south of San Diego or when I was in rural areas of Baja. Most of what I’ve had these last couple of weeks didn’t compare.