Day 4: Saturday, April 9, 2016
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For our last full day in San Antonio, we wandered around the city with only a loose agenda, to see what else we could see.
We started at Market Square to check out the Mexican-influence booths and vendors. I bought a pair of earrings.
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!
Day 3: Friday, April 8, 2016
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We planned our Friday activities around being able to drive out further from downtown San Antonio using a rental car. Put on your seat belt — I have lots of photos to show you!
We started the morning by driving south to Mission Espada, one of five missions on the so-called Mission Trail.
The missions were communities surrounded by stone walls established and run by Spanish Franciscan missionaries in the 1700s. The priests converted and trained the local Native Americans to become citizens of the mission. They learned the Catholic faith and the Spanish language.
The Music Teachers National Association held its annual conference in San Antonio, TX this year, from April 1-6, 2016. I blogged all about the conference sessions I attended here at ColorInMyPiano.com on my blog for piano teachers. Here, I’ll share now about the “mini vacation” that followed with Paul.
DAY 1: Wednesday, April 6
Paul’s flight arrived in San Antonio around noon. My friend, Susan Hong, and I picked him up at the airport and then she dropped us off at our hotel. We stayed at the O’Brien Historic Hotel, just a couple minutes’ walk from the riverwalk area downtown.
First order of business: find lunch for Paul! We found a small Mexican restaurant in the historic La Villita area. Paul ordered some brisket and avocado tacos as well as some chorizo and egg tacos.
I was excited to show Paul the beautiful riverwalk area. We spent a few hours just walking, wandering, and exploring.