As we started out, all of us were praising the cooler temperature. The churches walk took us past at least ten churches, all of them historic. Plus we walked a little of the River Walk on our way to the finish point. It's interesting to see the city from different perspectives. Normally when we walk downtown we're on the River Walk, but this walk took us on city streets for 90% of the walk.
|San Francesco di Paola Catholic Church|
|Detail above door at San Francesco di Paola Catholic Church|
|Beautiful window at San Francesco di Paola Catholic Church|
|Susan and Susan (Thing 1 and Thing 2)|
|The guys got in on it too.|
|Overlooking the parking lot of the Bond 007 Rock Bar|
|Susan ID'd this as from "A Clockwork Orange."|
|Convent Street Bridge, 1929|
|Convent Street Bridge|
|View of River Walk from Convent St. Bridge|
|A bridge from 1890 made by the |
Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
|Detail of bridge post|
Okay, so churches weren't the only thing we saw this morning.
|San Antonio Central Library (award-winning design)|
|Fire Station #1 with beautiful concrete work|
|Hannibal Pianta concrete work on the |
(now) AT&T building downtown
|Tobin Center for the Performing Arts|
|Scottish Rite Cathedral|
As we came up to the convention center, we saw banners for two conventions going on this weekend. This seems like a bizarre juxtaposition of themes. And, yes, we did see people in costumes for the past few days. A few Bob and I saw included Wonder Woman, Superwoman, Batman, Loki, and Darth Vader.
|Alamo City Comic Con and Bridal Extravaganza|
|Concrete decor on the Empire Theater|
|Grasses along the River Walk|
|Flood control dam on the San Antonio River Walk|
|Bill Miller BBQ Sauce tower with a big straw.|
Movie Review: "A Walk in the Woods"
Funny, funny movie about two old codgers who decide to walk the Appalachian Trail. Mishaps and missteps abound. We laughed a lot. The movie isn't terribly profound but that's okay. Robert Redford and Nick Nolte play off each other well and there are lots of jokes about getting old. The scenery is beautiful as they walk through Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia. All four of us enjoyed the movie. 3-1/2 stars.
P.S. Bob came up with today's blog title. I thought it was clever considering what we did today.
Travel Bug out.