Exploring San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, TX River Walk

San Antonio, TX Church

San Antonio

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.

San Antonio, TX Church

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.

San Antonio, TX Church

San Antonio, TX

San Antonio, TX

Most of the buildings here are older as well and each differs from another which is super neat!

San Antonio, TX

San Antonio, TX

We passed by this store so many times, but unfortunately we just could not find a parking space to check it out.

San Antonio, TX

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.

San Antonio, TX

San Antonio, TX

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!

San Antonio, TX

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.

San Antonio, TX

San Antonio, TX

San Antonio, TX

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!

San Antonio, TX

San Antonio, TX

San Antonio, TX

San Antonio, TX

San Antonio, TX Smile Kings

The x-ray confirmed my problem was an abscess. Ouch!

San Antonio, TX Smile Kings

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.San Antonio, TX River Walk

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!

San Antonio, TX River Walk

San Antonio, TX River Walk

San Antonio, TX River Walk

San Antonio, TX River Walk

There are a lot of restaurants, bars, and things to see on the riverwalk. We were lucky enough to see little ducklings!

The Alamo

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! The Alamo

The Alamo grounds

The Alamo grounds

The Alamo exterior

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!!

 

 

 

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8 Comments

  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful time in San Antonio except for Clayton’s tooth. Thank goodness you could get into the dentist so quickly. Looking forward to hearing about your time in Corpus.

    1. Hi Marlene!

      We loved San Antonio, except for Clayton’s tooth! Luckily we found him an awesome dentist and got really lucky that they had an opening right before Easter Sunday. We are about to publish our next post tonight. Thank you so much for your continued support! It means the world to us!

    1. Thank you, luckily we found a great dentist and Clayton is doing much better now. I really liked that wall myself. The art in San Antonio is great!

  2. San Antonio is one of my all time favorite places. I had my first wedding there. So much heritage for Texans, and so much history to explore! The ghost tours are amazing, the Mexican food is delicious and the culture is so incredibly vibrant! Great shots, looks like you really took in much of what the grand city had to offer!

    1. We could have stayed a whole week! Our plan is to go back sometime soon to see more that we didn’t get to, like a ghost tour! The mexican food at Mi Tierra Cafe was fantastic. So happy to have found it. We tried to get a lot in our short amount of time and with Clayton not feeling well. I think we did pretty good but another trip is for sure in our future.

  3. I hope your tooth is feeling better! This looks like a wonderful place to travel to. I love the architecture and art!

    1. Clayton is doing much better now! Thank you so much.

      San Antonio is beautiful, the architecture is fantastic. So much history there!

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