Butterfly on Goat's Beard, Red Lodge, Montana, June 2017

Butterfly on Goat's Beard, Red Lodge, Montana, June 2017
Butterfly on Goat's Beard, Red Lodge, Montana, June 2017

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Riverwalk South Volkswalk -- Sat., July 7

San Antonio, Texas:

Forecast temperature for today: 100F. Yowser, that's hot.

Downtown San Antonio has on-street metered parking, some of the meters are ten-hour meters, so I looked for one of those. We found one across the street from the El Tropicana Hotel where we started our walk. Normally it takes us two hours to walk 10K, but I wanted to build in a cushion for sightseeing, reading historical markers and taking photos. I put in money for four hours.


Because of the temperature, our 11K (6.8 mile) Volkswalk had to start early. We made it to the start point by 8:00 a.m., not exactly early. The temperature was already in the mid-80s and it was humid. Luckily we spent a good portion of our time along the Riverwalk in the shade of trees, bridges and buildings.

All told, we were out just about four hours and learned so much about this part of San Antone. Temperature when we finished was 92F. 

Tomorrow we'll do Riverwalk North Volkswalk which is 12K. Let's see if we can get going earlier.

I'll let the pictures tell today's story...

Bob on one of the many "benches." River in background.

Ducklings next to trail.
Reading history plaque at Embassy Suites.
The Riverwalk.

All my ducks in a row.
What kind of flowers are these?

San Fernando Cathedral..first place of worship for Texans.


Stained glass backlit by the sun.

Bexar County Courthouse
Bexar County Courthouse
Fascinating. We had no idea.
Lady Justice Fountain
Front courtyard at Bexar County Courthouse.
Detail with eagle in tower.
Bexar County Courthouse, side view.
Hotel underground parking garage...surprise! A trompe l'oeil.

Directional signs.
Historic Pioneer Flour Mills

Historic homes -- Edward Stevens Homestead Museum.


Loved this gate!




Susan on another cool bench.

San Antonio skyline from Riverwalk.
A flood control dam.


Tower of the Americas

Tower of the Americas Courtyard.

Rental bikes around San Antonio.

Rental bikes map.
Riverwalk and tour barge.
 
Bob on Riverwalk; restaurants galore.
 
Most cities have a river: San Antonio has a River Walk.
Swallows.

Humongous hibiscus flowers.

Cityscape.

Vietnam War Memorial.

Ornate building facade.


2 comments:

  1. There is so much to see. I hope that I can go to the River Walk when I leave here before going to Waco.

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  2. Thanks for sharing, what beautiful pictures. Hope to get there one day! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

    Tina

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