Thursday, October 8, 2015

MapWork7

Have you ever been to San Antonio?
If so, you probably recognize this image. 
A little backstory first. I ventured to San Antonio for a 5 day technology workshop in the late 90's. I fell in love with the city and its Riverwalk. When I returned, I talked it up so much that Elenka said she wanted to go and see it for herself. So we did during an April vacation. It was a fun-filled week loaded with wonderful memories. Our only real regret was that we wished that J- could have walked through the Alamo and taken the boat ride on the river with us . He is such a history buff. Now, flash forward to last Tuesday. We were only an hour and 1/2 away in Austin. Let's do it! And we did. Visiting the grounds of the historic Alamo, trying on a Davy Crockett coonskin hat, walking along the Riverwalk, taking that boat ride and learning a lot of history of the city along the way and lunching at Rita's on the waterway, while sampling their margarita menu, what a day it was.
Always remember...
Wishing is important.
Sometimes pieces just tumble into place.
Say karma!

24 comments:

  1. A far different city from the on I recall as a boy.

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  2. I agree that it is an enchanting city. DH and I had a wonderful time there during one spring break a number of years ago. We LOVED every minute of our time there with one exception--I became desperately ill with food poisoning. Luckily it was right before our return home yet I was in bed for three days. But it didn't influence my appreciation for the city and the wonderful people there. I'd go back in a minute but there is one restaurant I would avoid!

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  3. Loved visiting there when my sister was living there. My son was only 5 (turned 6 that week - on the day of the Oklahoma bombing) when we visited, but he loved the river boat ride, the trip to Six Flags, Sea World ("Mom, how did they get Shamu Here??), the Alamo - you name it! I remember a great restaurant called The Blue Iguana. Yes, definitely a great destination!

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  4. Seems such a fine place indeed. Greetings!

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  5. i love this photo!! i want to go and see the alamo. my husband's ggg uncle was there (i can't remember how many greats back) his name was daniel cloud. someone i know went and gave me the pamphlet and there's a quote from him in it!

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  6. I trust you about the city, today's picture is lovely and so well composed!

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  7. Gorgeous photo! I haven't been there in a very long time. I really do need to go.

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  8. Never thought much of the Alamo but always enjoyed the River Walk. Two golf stories: San Antonio is where I put nine consecutive balls into a pond before getting it across; Austin is where the temperature reached 96 on one of the final days of January - the golf balls melted. Well, that's an exaggeration but not by much. Nice shot here, by the way.

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  9. I haven't been there, but I've seen the River Walk in pics, and I'd love to visit for myself.

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  10. I've never been to Texas but this looks very inviting. Especially if I get to try on a Davy Crockett hat - I had one as a kid with a rabbit fur tail instead if raccoon.

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  11. Yes, wishing and dreaming and then it can happen! Glad for you all.

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  12. Fine photo of Casa Rio Mexican restaurant. It has good food at a reasonable price, but my favorite Mexican restaurant is at the Mercado called La Margarita where they have wonderful tortilla soup. It is an easy bus ride up Commercial St. Yes, we have a great time in San Antonio where it is warm in the winter and always friendly.

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  13. it is a great place to visit. and yum on the mexican food!

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  14. Karma works...in its own time!

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  15. I haven't been to San Antonio since I was a kid, but I've been thinking about going down there while I'm in Austin this time because I have a friend from high school who now lives there and his son works as a guide at the Alamo. They are history buffs too and participate in all of the historic Alamo reenactments His son has illustrated a couple of children's books about the Alamo and Davy Crockett. Here is a link to his website: http://www.wadedillonart.com/#!bio/c240r

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  16. I love the Riverwalk. I go there every other year for a convention and I love the river. Of course I have found almost all the geocaches even those in the not so good areas nearby.

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  17. Wonderful memory and photo



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  18. I had another computer crash this week but now I'm up and running again so I had to return to your Texas road trip. My daughter and I spent Christmas week in San Antonio and it was a little busy and crowded for my taste. A couple weeks ago during the road trip I've been posting about most recently I stayed in downtown San Antone (as many oldtimers here call it) and it was a totally different place. I walked from the hotel down to the courthouse for a revisit and the traffic was actually manageable. Glad you enjoyed returning there after many years.

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  19. I had another computer crash this week but now I'm up and running again so I had to return to your Texas road trip. My daughter and I spent Christmas week in San Antonio and it was a little busy and crowded for my taste. A couple weeks ago during the road trip I've been posting about most recently I stayed in downtown San Antone (as many oldtimers here call it) and it was a totally different place. I walked from the hotel down to the courthouse for a revisit and the traffic was actually manageable. Glad you enjoyed returning there after many years.

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  20. I visited San Antonio and the Alamo so long ago that I barely remember it, unfortunately. I feel like I need to see it again...and also see the Austin Riverwalk.

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  21. The riverwalk is pretty cool. San Antonio must have had enlightened city leaders to develop this civic asset in a spectacular way.

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  22. You have to love it when a wish granted can be checked off the list! Very lovely image Birdman.

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  23. You have to love it when a wish granted can be checked off the list! Very lovely image Birdman.

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