San Antnio, Texas
We found ourselves in San Antonio this year for the annual Professional Photographers of America, Imaging USA conference. I was quite excited when I saw the schedule that it would be in San Antonio. Many years ago I lived in Austin and never had a chance to go to San Antonio. As a former history teacher I’m very familiar with the historical significance of the area. We were excited to explore around it. Of course everybody in high school remembers the phrase “Remember the Alamo!!” But we found San Antonio to be so much more than just the Alamo!
With our conference at the convention center we stayed across the street at the Marriott at River Center. It was a great location. Tons of restaurants and shops to walk to along the river front and so close to where our workshops were being held. We certainly appreciated that!!
Of course we were re most excited to be going to San Antonio in January to escape the cold of a Philadelphia winter. Ha ha! For the first two days it was in the 30s. That was as cold as it was at home. But that’s okay we always do our homework and checked the extended forecast before we left. So we knew to bring some layers for bundling up and shit Wall mobile shit song for shedding the last couple days when it was expected to be in the high 70s.
It actually wasn’t bad when we landed on Friday. When we got settled in our hotel we headed out along the Riverwalk. We could see how in warmer weather this place would be a complete hustle and bustle filled with lots of people partying and having dinner. But this night it was pretty calm. Of course that last night we ate dinner sitting outside along the river and there was much more activity as it was a beautiful warm evening.
Saturday we headed out to the Alamo and we walked all around La Villita (a historic art district) and ran into a coffee festival and a food trucks serving Maine lobster. That was the perfect place to have lunch before heading out on the city bus to visit a few of the missions. Since I have a love for history I really enjoyed going to the three missions. But of course what I liked even better was the abandoned buildings right next to the first mission, Mission Conception. It seems as it was an old school with housing and a church. Not really sure what it was it was explore around a little bit.
We met up with friends on Saturday and ate at this Amazing restaurant Liberty Bar! One of the best meals out I have had!! We also enjoyed wonderful meals at The Boiler House at The Pearl and Landry’s Seafood on the Riverwalk.
Hope you like our Quick View of San Antonio.