San Antonio

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San Antonio, Texas, is a city that is well known for the Alamo, River Walk, and delicious Tex-Mex food, a blend of traditional Mexican and southern American cuisine.  We had a first-hand experience of all three of these things when we visited this bustling town in the southern part of the Lone Star state.  When we arrived, it was already pretty late due to our “adventure” the day before (see previous post), so we didn’t head into town for dinner until about eight o’clock.  Since we knew San Antonio was famous for its Tex-Mex meals, the Mexican eatery Rosario’s sounded pretty good.  This isn’t a restaurant review post, so I won’t spend too much time talking about the food, but I will say my meal was much spicier than I had expected.

After we had eaten our fill at Rosario’s, Lindsey and I were ready to hit the hay, but our parents thought it would be a good idea to visit the River Walk. This major tourist attraction is made up of a series of walkways lining the San Antonio River, just underneath Downtown San Antonio.  Lining the sides of River Walk are dozens of shops and restaurants filled with happy customers and an enjoyable ambiance, and boat rides along the San Antonio River are available for visitors who become tired of walking or simply want to relax and let the River Walk’s beauty engulf them.  I wish that we’d had more time to explore this amazing chain of diners and stores, or at least that we had gone earlier so I could appreciate it instead of wanting to go to sleep the whole time.  Still, I thoroughly enjoyed our little walk along the river, and I’d love to go back.

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The next morning, we decided to visit the Alamo, a building built as a Spanish mission that was later used as a fort in the Battle of the Alamo.  It was a lot smaller than I expected but I still marveled at the beauty and history of this structure.  As we learned from a historian, the Alamo previously had no roof and a dirt floor, but they changed it when it became a museum.  Fortunately for us, we decided to go on a day when they had people in costumes that exhibited the things people wore when the Alamo was still in use.  We learned about people like Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, and many others that you should learn about for yourself when you visit this historical site.  Overall, I had tons of fun in San Antonio and definitely wouldn’t complain about going back.

–Camryn

 

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