Super Bowl Sunday, Susan, Darren, Bob and I did the River Walk North Volksmarch which starts at El Tropicano Hotel and follows the San Antonio River north past the San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA), and the Pearl Brewery District, all the way to Brackenridge Park. This is one of my favorite walks in San Antonio. Here's why: all along the north River Walk are art installations - on the bridges, under the bridges, along the trail - each installation has a plaque describing the art and artist. Plus, the landscaping is mature with flowers, trees shrubs...it seems no matter what time of year we walk this, something is blooming.
The fog was thick when we headed out which made for moodier photos.
|New mural on El Tropicano Hotel|
|No getting lost on the River Walk|
|The oldest VFW post in Texas is in San Antonio|
At the old Pearl Brewery, a renaissance is in progress. The brewery is being converted into the upscale Hotel Emma. Not sure when it's slated to open. In addition to the hotel, new restaurants and shops are already open.
|Black-bellied whistling ducks|
|Brackenridge Golf Course in the fog.|
|Foggy Brackenridge Golf Course|
|Sharp-shinned hawk hunting over the river|
|New Boiler House Restaurant at The Pearl|
|Darren, Bob, Susan M.|
|Cool entry door at Nao|
|The new Hotel Emma is huge!|
|Fish art (at night, they're illuminated)|
|Rio River Taxi|
|Completed river side of Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.|
|Tobin Center under construction on Sept. 2, 2014|
|Tobin Center on Sept. 2, 2014|
|Tobin Center as seen from the side 9-2-14.|
Turns out the "Easter bunnies" were not Easter bunnies after all. They were art pieces from Monterrey, Mexico on loan to San Antonio. The show is called Mano Factura: Arte Regio. As you can see they are quite unique and definitely not rabbits.
|Travis Park with Mano Factura art|
We went home and relaxed until almost Super Bowl time. Susan and Darren invited us to their home for the party. We brought the pizza and some gourmet cupcakes. Susan made Caesar salad, piroshki's with ground beef filling, olive spread, spinach dip, and provided a veggie tray, fruit tray, chips, ice cream sundae bar with four kinds of ice cream, toppings, and whipped cream. Lynn brought homemade peach cobbler. Darren made a refreshing punch with pineapple juice, orange juice, and ginger ale. We ate like kings.
Too bad the game wasn't as good as the food. We're Seahawks fans and the Hawks sucked. At least we had good camaraderie and enjoyed watching (most of) the commercials.
Susan recently took up making stained glass windows. They converted a room of their house to her stained glass studio. The carpet was ripped out and they installed new flooring. Here is Susan in her new studio with one of her projects.
|Susan in her studio|
|Susan & Darren's remodeled room (new flooring)|
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