A day in San Antonio

You know you are in Texas when:
Today is was chilly and overcast. It could have been a good day to stay in, but it was a better day to go out with friends. Randy, Kris and Aaron stopped here last night, on their way south. This morning we had breakfast together at Mi Casa in Sequin, then headed to downtown San Antonio. 

We walked along Riverwalk, taking in the sights and catching up. I asked them to pose at one of those sights - a big goofy head. Not conducive to serious photography!
We walked up some stairs into La Villita, a group of about 30 small artsy shops. But soon it became apparent that we wanted to do a lot more talking than shopping, so as soon as there was a break in the rain we went back to Riverwalk, got a table under an awning, ordered appetizers, and settled down to talk...mostly about food!

Next we decided to go to the Alamo. We've all been there it before, but it is definitely worth visiting again. This place touches me.
I am always surprised how small it is. It's tall inside, though, because there is only one story. The large main room is flanked on both sides by smaller rooms. Long ago women and children huddled here, waiting for the fighting to end. There is a poignant display of one of Davy Crockett's old buckskin vests, decorated with beading in the shape of flowers. Many items here, like Davy Crockett's rifle and fringed shot pouch, and Jim Bowie's knife, are donations from rocker Phil Collin's personal collection.  I guess the story of the Alamo intrigues people everywhere.

We had a great time today, but all good things come to an end. Our friends left to continue their journey and we went home to let our doggies out.

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