Saturday, May 10, 2008

being tourist

Remember the Alamo? I didn't. It was probably 10 years ago or more the last time I was there and I didn't remember much about it. We went to explore downtown today and paid a visit to the Alamo. The grounds were really beautiful. I loved the trees and the landscaping. Not much to the buildings themselves.
We parked at a parking lot close to the Riverwalk and cut through the river center to get to the Alamo. Nice place! I think next time we have visitors we'll take a river tour. We'll need the historical perspective as much as our guests!

It was nice to wander around town like tourists, getting lost, and stopping for pictures.

Outside the very crowded Alamo
My friends that have never been to a dry climate and have not seen a cactus other than in the garden center at Wal-Mart...This is a cactus. There are plenty of them around San Antonio that grow wild and they get quite large.
This, too, is a cactus. It was a different variety and sorta reminded me of an enlarged closeup view of the tops of asparagus with sharp pointed barbs added to them.
This building is the library of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. I took a picture because when I opened the doors to peek in, it smelled some of the older buildings at LSU. Jared pinned it as the smell of the Old Music and Dramatic Arts building. I agree.

On the river walk
Another perspective....
See the little river tour boat in the background? I did that once and it was a lot of fun. Come visit us and we'll do it!
Pretty little place to stop for a picture


Jenn said...

That sounds like so much fun. i've heard so much about the Riverwalk. How did you like it?? I've never been, is it like the one in New Orleans?? I don't know when, but we are sooo... coming to see you. Oh and Jared and Sadie and baby boy...

Jenn said...

Oh Courtney, so I have to tell you when I first commented that I didn't see the pictures! The new MAC failed me. I'm so silly for comparing that to NOLA. Oh no ma'am that is awesome. I so want to be there with you. I want to be in TX. Ok so I will hush about that, but I told Markus I want to go and see yall. We just have to wait for his vacation to roll back around. It's so beautiful. I wouldn't even have to have cute shops... all I'd want to do is walk around the beauty of it all.

Lexi, Troy and Peyton said...

Every day that you post pictures of your new digs makes us all that more excited to get to Texas! The riverwalk looks fun and I think a boat ride would be awesome! I've never seen the Alamo either so that could be a fun trip too.

The Snow Family said...

I guess that means we need to come visit. It's been a couple of years. I've been wanting to take Lyndon to Sea World. Maybe we will head out there this summer.