San Antonio 2016 (2/4): Thursday, April 7

Day 2: Thursday, April 7, 2016

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The next morning, Paul slept in while I went for a quick run on the riverwalk. We enjoyed the hotel’s continental breakfast and eventually made our way to walk to the Alamo!


We weren’t allowed to take any pictures inside the Alamo. We enjoyed the display of artifacts from the Alamo: for example, Davy Crockett’s musket.

For lunch, we visited Casa Rio — which opened back in 1946, making it the oldest restaurant on the riverwalk. We ate under one of those brightly colored umbrellas.


Their food (Mexican, if you couldn’t tell from the restaurant name) was fantastic. 🙂


We both enjoyed Horchata for the first time: a rice milk drink with spices.




After lunch, we decided to walk south along the riverwalk to the historic King William District. Along the way, we walked past the dam that regulates the level of the San Antonio River in the downtown area.


I snapped a quick photo of this iris along the riverwalk.


In the late 1800s, the King William District was the most elegant residential area of San Antonio. The neighborhood is full of gorgeous old homes, most of which are maintained beautifully.


We stumbled across a restaurant called Liberty Bar. Its pink building was formerly a Benedictine convent.


I ordered a couple of appetizers (half price!): goat cheese with piloncillo (a sweet, brown sauce) to spread onto toast, and grilled potato slices with garlic butter. Paul ordered the lamb sausage patties served with grilled tomatoes and potatoes. The purple drink you see in the photo below is a called “The Novice” — containing gin, crème de violette, grapefruit juice, and elderflower.


That evening, we decided to buy tickets to take a barge tour on the river downtown.


It was so relaxing!


Our tour guide pointed out various sights along the way.


It became even more beautiful as the sun went down.


Stay tuned for Day 3!

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