Tuesday, 4 November 2014

San Antonio, Texas

Sunday saw us depart Houston and fly to San Antonio, city of the famous fortress, the Alamo. We arrived at 1130hrs and booked into the Riverwalk Vista Inn. Riverwalk inn was an absolute delight and decorated to my liking. Rustic furniture everywhere and on every wall was either a  pennyrug, hookrugs, quilts and or Wagga's. After having a lovely conversation with the manager, who also shares a love of quilting, we ventured out into the Main Street and down to the Riverwalk and stumbled upon a festival "Day of the dead" which is held every year in San Antonio, this festival has grown over the years and is held to celebrate the dead. Lots of stalls and a parade at 3pm, an amazing crowd and a great day enjoyed by all.
Riverwalk Vista Inn, breakfast area.
Some of the antique quilts adorning the walls
Log cabin
Interesting wall art, all match box's
Some crazy quilting, a signature quilt!
 We ate at this restaurant, Tex Mex, DH had a big T bone and loved it.
The riverwalk with all the shops and restaurants.
The parade for "Day of the Dead"

Shrines dedicated to the dead, look Sandy John Lennon got a look in!

Some of the shrines

More of the parade
Quaint  bridges along the river as well as boat rides and a narration of what the river has to offer.
That's it for San Antonio, off to Fredricksburg, will vist the Alamo and missions on our return in two days time.

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