Sunday, January 1, 2012

What a treat it was to go to San Antonio, Texas  right after Christmas! My husband and I decided that  this would be our  present to each other this year, and we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly!
Although we have been to The Alamo many times in the past, we couldn't resist another visit. The weather was beautiful at the end of December this year. Every day was sunny and temps were in the 70's! The nights were crisp, cool and clear. 
One of the main attractions in San Antonio is the lovely River Walk as it winds through the heart of one of our favorite U.S. cities. It is a thoroughfare for pedestrians in a romantic setting filled with waterfalls, lush greenery, restaurants, shops, theaters, pubs, art galleries and a new mall.  The River Walk is famous for the barges that are filled with tourists, eager to learn about the history of The San Antonio River and most of the landmarks along the way. 
The Tower of The Americas rises high above the city and can be seen from The River Walk. 
 The river flows one level below the street, creating it's own sanctuary in this bustling city.
There is nothing quite like the River Walk during December. Trees are lit in multicolored lights which reflect on the water, creating a masterpiece for all who gaze upon this little gem in a city filled with wonders. 
Thanks for coming along with us on our little San Antonio get away! 

4 comments:

  1. Aw, how nice...I cannot imagine a better gift to share! Your photos are fabulous and the scenery is wonderful...historic and entertaining! What a great getaway after Christmas, Patty. You are smashing in blue, by the way! xoxox

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  2. Glad you had a great vacation time my friend!!

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  3. One of the most romantic trips we every made was to San Antonio. It was in late October. Hope to go back sometime. What a great new year's present for the 2 of you!

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  4. AAHH!!! Patty...this is like strolling down memory lane. Eddie and I stayed at the Saint Regis Hotel on our honeymoon 41 years ago. It was spectacular then and we spent only $20.00 for a night! Back then that was alot!! The Alamo is a true Texas treasure and the walk on the river is truly gorgeous! Thanks for bringing back these memories!!
    XOXO Ginger

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