I Haven’t Been Everywhere…
I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list. ~ Susan Sontag
During the week of New Years, we had a bit of wanderlust. We ventured to San Antonio, Texas!
We had heard so many things about this colorful city and we had to check it out for ourselves.
The place that impressed me the most, was the Riverwalk.
What a romantic and charming setting to take in during the holidays!
Robert. H.H. Hugman understood the important role the river had played in the city’s history.
He is acknowledged as the “Father” of the River Walk, today recognized as a masterpiece of urban design.
Interestingly, the project met with criticism as construction progressed and was finished under the supervision
of another architect, J. Fred Buenz. (This I can’t imagine, given the beauty and unique idea, he had.)
You can see above, why visiting during the holidays, is especially a treat. ADORABLE!!
You can’t come to San Antonio, without seeing lush, beautiful Margarita’s!
Of course, my favorite flavor…Mango, just delightful. Sip anyone?
Beautification of the San Antonio River in the downtown area was a LONGTIME dream of local residents.
The banks were landscaped beginning in 1904, only to be devoted by floods in 1913 and 1921.
After a flood retention dam was completed north of downtown in 1926, plans were made for comprehensive river
improvements. This is where architect Mr. Hugman stepped in. He presented the mayor with his vision to transform
the meandering waterway with Spanish-inspired stone stairs and walkways, arched bridges and river-level shops and
restaurants. GOD BLESS YOU Robert Hugman!
The restaurants abound!! I am not kidding, Tarzan and I probably put on 5 pounds while we were there. Sigh.
You can’t come to San Antonio, without visiting the Alamo!
Thank God, for the brave men who fought for our state of Texas.
We finished the trip, with a visit to Historic Market Square. You could say, the colorful banners led us in. Smile…
Since the 1820, this has been a place to explore over 100 locally owned shops in a festive mall filled with handcrafted gifts.
Our last stop in the market was Fiesta Winery! This was very enjoyable! We tried 6 different tastings with a souvenir
glass for only $11.00. They used a graphic designer for their wine labels…go check them out here.
It was a great way to end our adventure to San Antonio.
This week, is our 4th Anniversary for Pride in Photos Photography!
Can we ask you a favor??
We would love for YOU to spread the word to a friend or family member who would receive inspiration here,
either through our adventures or just being a grandparent and the joys that brings.
2016…Make it the best one yet.
ps…The are more photos of our trip on Instagram, if you would like to follow us here.