Day 71 – San Antonio, Texas – Riverwalk

29 Mar

Before leaving to Miami, Luis and I spent a weekend along the River Walk in San Antonio.

I have to tell you now, I did not take any photos while in Miami.  I didn’t even bring a camera, and I only went online twice.  My Miami visit was just for family.  Considering the reason for the visit, I had a great time.  I felt needed.  I was able to cook everyday, relax, watch a few movies I had never seen before, play with kitties, and most importantly be with my aunt.

A few people had told me that I was an “amazing person” for going home.  Thank-you for the nice compliments, but to me, I found it odd.  I was raised by a women who took care of family most of her life.  She was a women who stepped in to take care of her parents when they couldn’t take care of themselves any longer. When my mother wasn’t able to take care of me, she became my guardian.  If someone in the family needed money, she gave it to them.  She was always giving family gifts or trips, and it wasn’t until I turned 18 that she finally did something for herself.  She retired and spent the rest of her short lived years doing what made her happy, playing in her garden and cooking.  I learned from a young age to help family any way you can.  So, for me, when a family member needed some extra hands I knew I could be that person.  Especially for my aunt Kathy, she had a hand in raising me as well.  I love you.  I am thankful for this time in my life.  Not working a 9 – 5 job that allowed me to take off to Miami last minute, having money in bank for my flight tickets, and a loving husband who didn’t mind missing a few home cooked meals.

Okay, sorry.  I don’t mean any harm.  I appreciate all positivity, but I felt like I needed to explain what type of person I am.

 Back to San Antonio.

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No trip to San Antonio is complete without a visit to The Alamo.  It was a nice visit.  Mostly because it is free, and the line moved pretty quick.  Sadly, I did not learn anything though.  Instead I Googled the history of The Alamo later that night at our hotel.

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It was a nice day, the sun was out!  Good to know that the sun shines in San Antonio!

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We took a river cruise and learned a few things that we would have never known about the River Walk if it wasn’t for our guide.  That’s him with the hat and blue shirt, almost the same uniform as the people who work at Best Buy.  He had lots of jokes, corny jokes, and he liked to say hello to people walking by the river, then make fun of them if they didn’t say hi back.  I thought he was funny, but Luis just rolled his eyes.  Then again, Luis is hard to please.

 Isn’t that kid ‘s sun glasses funny?

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The friendship statue.

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Something neat our guide told us about as we passed under this bridge, that bats lived in it.  At first, Luis and I thought it was a lie, but since  Luis loves bats, around dusk we sat on the bridge and waited for the bats.  The bridge isn’t inhabited with as many bats as Austin, just a small family/colony.  We loved watching them fly over people, and dive beneath the bridge.  Every now and then I would look at the people, and no one knew bats were flying just a few feet above their heads.

I really enjoyed the architecture and details around the River Walk.  My uncle Danny told us he had visited san Antonio’s River Walk when he was younger.  He was about 17 and the waterway was empty, and hardly anything around it.  Pretty neat.

Before heading back to Houston, we stopped and explored a cavern, 180 feet deep!  I have never been in one, nor have I ever had the thought to go down into one.

Until the next post!

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