As told By Clayton
San Antonio, Texas, home of the beautiful Riverwalk, The Alamo (don’t you forget it!!) , The Tower of the Americas, historic buildings, and a deep heritage of pride. An amazing city that you gotta visit!
After a quick fill up at a Costco, we drove in trying to find a place to park our home that we could afford. Place after place was in the $50 a night range and up! So we did some quick parking lot research, and found Passport America. Passport America was $44 a year and cuts over 1800 campgrounds fees by 50% 4 of which were in our area! With that in mind, we signed up, called a campground, got situated and were ready to go exploring.
The first thing you should know when exploring San Antonio, is there are a lot of old churches that are spectacular to check out. Keep in mind, we were here Easter weekend so there was a lot of services going on making it difficult to get some pictures.
Most of the buildings here are older as well and each differs from another which is super neat!
We passed by this store so many times, but unfortunately we just could not find a parking space to check it out.
This is one of the City Courthouses. Such a cool looking building with so much character, and the distinct green roof can be seen from nearly all over the city. That being said, it was always PACKED with people because its near a parking garage. Hence why we couldn’t get a picture to give it the justice it deserves.
It should be noted, San Antonio also is very well-known for its Arts; not only abstract paintings, graffiti, and sculptures, but music as well!
Later that evening when scrolling through some pictures, we noticed at this restaurant we missed flamenco night! I was disappointed because I’m dabbling a bit in that genre on my guitar (it’s really fun to play!!) and it would have been an awesome experience.
Later that night, I was experiencing some really deep, aggravating, nagging pains in my molar that had cracked a few years ago. Due to this, we didn’t go to the riverwalk that night. That next morning, my wonderful wife organized a dentist appointment. Which admittedly was very lucky due to it being day before Easter. At any rate, we arose early to drive in to town and I began mentally preparing for potentially having to stay for a week on antibiotics for my self diagnosed abscessed tooth. Alas we still had time to take some pictures!
The x-ray confirmed my problem was an abscess. Ouch!
While I was waiting for the dentist, they had these awesome TVs on the ceiling that you could watch. Not that the TV helped with my pain. At any rate, I was very relieved to be getting it taken care of that same day. Consequently due to infections being acidic, local anesthetic does not work well at all! Hands down one of the most painful, miserable 45 minutes I’ve ever experienced! The dentist extracted 3 roots one by one, so you can only imagine!! In conclusion, after the adrenaline and body shakes wore off, I honestly felt amazing! Afterwards, we decided to rest and walk the riverwalk the next day.
Easter Sunday we couldn’t imagine spending it any other way. To see our video if walking the river walk go to Our Facebook Page. It was really an awesome experience! I highly encourage anyone who hasn’t seen it, go check it out!
There are a lot of restaurants, bars, and things to see on the riverwalk. We were lucky enough to see little ducklings!
Oddly enough this is the only image we were able to get of the front of the Alamo. The day we toured it somehow we both thought the other got a picture and actually didn’t!
In spite of just having oral surgery, we had dinner at a place called Mi Tierra Cafe (guess who had soft tamales?). Cori and I not only loved the food, but also the atmosphere! Right when you walk inside, you are greeted by traditional Mexican styling and Mariachi music. If you’re in San Antonio, you gotta try this place!!
In conclusion we loved San Antonio, but Corpus Christi is next on the list with fishing, beaches, and friends awaiting us! As always, we deeply appreciate our readers and followers. Every view, share, comment, and affiliate link used fuels this trip and experiences we can share with others. So if you like what you see and read, please consider subscribing!
Next stop, Corpus Christi!!