While on a walking tour of San Antonio, we photographed the incredible Bexar County Courthouse, the Guinness World Record holding Fairmont Hotel which was actually moved 5 blocks, and the Majestic Theater. The architecture in Texas is incredible, from the Missions, to the courthouses, to the theaters and dance halls.
After walking around the streets of San Antonio, hearing so much about the famed riverwalk, we finally decided that we should actually find this thing. We didn’t believe there actually was a river running through San Antonio at all. What we discovered was one of the best hidden attractions San Antonio has to offer. Maybe even Texas! Enjoy our photos of the San Antonio Riverwalk.
The chain of missions established along the San Antonio River in the 18th century is a reminder of one of Spain’s most successful attempts to extend it’s dominion northward from Mexico. Collectively they form the largest concentration of Catholic missions in North America. Four of the five missions were captured by photograph during our time in the area. Mission Espada, Mission San Juan, Mission San Jose and The Alamo.
Knowing we were passing through San Antonio Texas, we booked a full week so we could completely experience the history of the alamo. The Alamo was VERY high on Rob’s list of places to see in Texas and he was not disappointed. We enjoyed touring the grounds, learning about the history and that Davy Crockett fought and died there. Being Canadian, neither of us was clear about that aspect.
We drove our RV from Van Horn Texas to San Antonio and headed to the Hidden Valley RV Park where we had an entire week booked. Upon arriving, we witnessed another RV’er experiencing some drama. After a single night, we moved to Braunig Lake RV Park for the remainder of the week where we loved it. Dar made it to her Photoshop workshop with Ben Willmore and we toured San Antonio.