Bike Trip X 2018. Tour of San Antonio, Texas

Monday 16 April 2018

Less than 24 hours after landing in San Antonio, “someone” was already talking about leaving a day early…..Surprised?!

We stayed directly behind The Alamo, San Antonio’s most famous landmark, and a block away from the enchanting River Walk.  In between putting the bikes together and several hours working out technical difficulties, we managed to sightsee; but we must be loosing our touch, since we took less than a hundred pictures (ok, maybe 200).

The Alamo is wonderfully preserved and the history recreated in many ways, to make your historical experience as real as possible.  Unfortunately, busloads of school children prevented telling pictures of the surroundings structures.  But the picture perfect, Chamber of Commerce weather, further enhanced by the shade of massive trees was ideal for our step back in history.

We took several walks along the iconic River Walk, probably San Antonio’s second largest attraction.  A stroll past cafes and restaurants is comfortably cooled by the river, waterfallsand a wide variety of flora.  Other sights included St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (completed in 1871), La Villita Village The Alamo Cenotaphand a few refreshments along the way.

We were fortunate to be able to reconnect with good friends from the past.  We joined Seb and Missy at the Pearl’s Brewery area of the city; everyone was out enjoying the Farmer’s Market and the gorgeous day.  The abandoned brewery had been repurposed to creative condos, along with one of the most amazing hotel transitions we have ever seen; The Hotel Emma paid close attention to preserving as much of the original structure while creating a very upscale hotel.

After a delicious brunch, we explored a different part of the River Walk, almost void of people, despite the incredible weather and being surrounded by condos.  After a short rest, we were out again for amazing margaritas, delicious shrimp tacos and a wonderful reconnect with another long lost friend, Toni.  Though too short a visit, it was great to catch up.  But after all this eating and drinking, we really need to start biking.  So tomorrow morning (on our scheduled departure day), we begin our tenth biking adventure.




4 Responses to “Bike Trip X 2018. Tour of San Antonio, Texas”

  1. Newest Fishy (aka TerryB) Says:

    Be safe and have fun! I’ve enjoyed these pictures so much. St. Jospeh’s is beautiful. I love to visit churches when Ken and I travel so those pictures are a treat. Look forward to keeping up with your blog. Hugs and Kisses.

  2. Mary-Ellen Says:

    What great pictures – I know the Riverwalk well…. 🙂 Glad you got to see Toni. Cheers my friends – safe travels.


  3. travis Says:

    Let the Tour and fun begin! Nice to see you were able to connect with Seb.

  4. Marcia Kelsey Says:

    I’m so happy to see you two back on your bikes again and am enjoying reading your adventures. Keep living your life to the fullest! You guys are my inspiration!

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