Saturday, March 13, 2010

San Antonio-Revisited

We decided since it was a beautiful day yesterday, it would be nice to go to San Antonio for the day. We were there in early January when the temperatures weren't too great, and the River at the Riverwalk was being cleaned. So it was kind of a mess there, and we originally planned on going back there when the weather improved and staying at a campground there. Our plans changed and we are staying at Canyon Lake which is only about 50 miles away.

So, we got there in time for a lunch at Rita's Mexican Restaurant at the Riverwalk. We also wanted to go to the Marketplace, which is a Mexican market where they sell everything and anything. It was quite a walk from the Riverwalk to this place, so we really got our exercise and were pretty tired at the end of the day.

There were lots of different stores inside and out.

Lots of pretty things here. It's a good thing I don't have room for any more stuff!

Shirts, purses, you name it........They have it!

I thought this was an interesting display!

See, they even have a food line with my name on it!

As we were taking the steps to the Riverwalk look who is here sitting on her nest. She totally ignored us, so it was easy to snap a picture.

As you can see, the Riverwalk is much nicer and cleaner than it was in January. We took a boat ride while there. See the boat in the background. They have several of these boat and they run continuously throughout the day.

Check out this picture, I took it as we were on the boat going under a bridge and looking up. When you look up at it, you will see it looks like a card standing on end with no sides. However, it is just an optical illusion! Very interesting to see in person. They pointed it out to us while we were on the boat ride. We went back to look at it from the walkway and it still appeared that way.


  1. I loved the pictures of the Mercado. It's been such a long time since we've been there...might just have to take a long weekend there. I can't believe you walked that far! Ellie thinks Poppy's knees must have been tired! See you soon.

  2. Tell Ellie, Poppy says every part of him was tired, even his hair! It was not easy for him, but he wanted to do it!

  3. I wish you could have heard Ellie's laughter as she read your reply ;-)