San Antonio

Day 55 San Antonio

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.

San Antonio Riverwalk

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.

Spanish Missions of San Antonio

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.

The Alamo

Knowing we were passing through San Antonio Texas, we booked a full week so we could completely experience the . 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.