Monday, May 28, 2012

River Walkin' in San Antonio

San Antonio features a spectacular river walk that wraps around the San Antonio River, so we spent the majority of our time exploring the many bars, restaurants, and souvenir shops that rest a story under the streets of downtown San Antonio.  

This is one of the many inviting entrances.

Unique "aquatecture" and colorful mosaics are scattered throughout the trail. 

These are just a couple of the great restaurant tables on the water.

We took a guided tour on the Rio San Antonio water taxi.  Our guide was a retired army colonel with an unsurprising penchant for rules.  He was awesome.  I took the following pictures on the taxi:

These are called grotesques.  They are often found in Gothic architecture and said to ward off evil spirits.  

For all the foodies in the audience, we enjoyed dinner at Boudros.  Dad went with the Grilled Seafood Platter, and I had Coconut Shrimp.  We shared homemade guacamole and tortilla chips.  You can see our waitress, Theresa, preparing the guac in front of us below:

Can you tell Dad is in his element?

Can you tell I've had a margarita?

 Gotta love a wall of antique mirrors.

This is take three.  Blurriness and a distracted/unaware father do not a good picture make.

I hope you enjoyed the pictures and commentary!  We're on our way to Santa Fe tomorrow.  I'm pretty sure staying up to complete this blog may ruin me for the ten hour drive.  Wish us luck!

1 comment:

  1. Matt, this place looks fabulous! I am putting it in my bucket list! Bill looks happy as a pig in mud over that meal! It looks like enough for three! Laughing at your dad's necessary lunch regime... Love the mosaic art & your photos are truly capturing the spirit of your trip! See you in Santa Fe!