After Austin, we spent three nights in San Antonio. Our hotel was on the Riverwalk and in a nice location for strolling along there. When we checked in, we were upgraded to a room with a balcony overlooking part of the Riverwalk so that was a nice perk. The weather was nice enough that we could sit out there in the evening and watch people stroll by.
Olive enjoyed it in her regular doggie way.
Of course, we had to visit the Alamo. When we got there, we discovered that dogs are not allowed on the side of the street where the Alamo sits, so we took turns sitting with Olive while the other went in and checked it out. I managed to strike up a conversation with a very nice man from San Jose, California. He told me that he has four daughters and he asked me what that made him. I told him I didn't know. He said it made him King! If that's the case, my father was King, too.
|The wonderful grounds at the Alamo.|
We had lunch on the Riverwalk that day. Can you tell how much Greg loves oysters?
I say he can have them.
We took the obligatory boat ride, of course.
The next day, we left the hustle and bustle of the Riverwalk and took in the Mission Tour. Our first stop was at the Mission Concepción. Built in 1755, it is the oldest unrestored church in the country . The original walls still stand.
There, I met this beautiful young lady who asked very politely if she could pet my dog. Of course, Olive said yes!
Mission San José is the most complete and restored of the missions on the tour. We truly enjoyed walking around the grounds and seeing how life was lived there in the mid 1700s.
We also visited the Mission Espada, which is still in use today.
And the Mission San Juan before running out of gas and going back to the hotel.