Friday, April 23, 2010

San Antonio's Beautiful River Walk

We had a wonderful first day in San Antonio. Most of our first day was spent downtown, hiking along the famed River Walk. The area is stunningly beautiful as this video can attest:

We happen to be down here during San Antonio’s renowned Fiesta event, and there are a lot of things going on all across the city in celebration.

For example, we came around the corner on the Riverwalk, and bumped into this:

It was a great way to spend a Thursday afternoon. We enjoyed some wonderful Mexican food at one of the dozens of restaurants on the River Walk, and the people watching was awesome. As we meandered throughout the day, we’d bump into random things to see and do. One of them was visiting the San Fernando Cathedral, the old mission the heart of downtown. It was beyond beautiful. While I only snapped one shot out of respect, it is perhaps the most inspiring church I’ve ever seen. Worshipers were everywhere – it is amazing how many Catholics are here in San Antonio – and they ranged from the typical quiet worshipers to the young guy with the iPod in his ears beseeching out loud for “no sanctuary” for his enemies. Maybe not exactly what Jesus would intend, but interesting nonetheless.

Bottom line is that we love it here, and can’t wait to get out exploring again today.

1 comment:

  1. Glad to hear the bad weather avoided your part of the state. Enjoy the trip.B


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