SpringHill Suites San Antonio Airport
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Today, I ended my holiday break in a very chilly San Antonio. Sorry for the obnoxious title but basketball season is in full throttle and the spurs are my team.(!!!!) Not really, but everyone loves to say that here and rep the spurs with flags and stickers on their cars. Gotta admire that pride, huh? Anyways back to the important stuff, I am feeling very excited but anxious about the next five months. I can't believe the first leg of my journey is already here and about to ...
... mmm enchiladas. Then Evan and I went for a walk downtown and poked around the Alamo a few shops and along the river walk. Then we headed to the Shambhala Meditation Centre to practice together. Morgan met up with us at the centre and we went out for dinner. I tried fish and shrimp tacos quite good! Then a jazz band started playing so overall good food, good music and good conversation! I’m glad I made time to connect with friends ...
... Cathedral, arriving just as 12.05 mass started. It was celebrated by the Archbishop and was bilingual - in English and Spanish, alternatively! Afterwards, we went up to admire the amazing gold retablo behind the altar - see photo - and were greeted by the Archbishop. He seemed a very decent and discerning fellow, cupping his hand on Anne's face and saying how beautiful she was!!! After leaving mass, there was a joint gasp of delight on spying ...
... the grounds. The roses were in full bloom. There were also a number of greenhouses with tropical, desert, palm and fern plants.
We headed back to the River Walk for dinner at Casa Rio, the oldest restaurant on the River Walk. It opened for business in 1946 and still serves terrific Mexican food. We particularly liked the Texas style chili. And the margaritas were deliciosas!
Finally we took a Rio ...
... inhabited the lands, the indigenous Indians. The Indians were dying from disease bought by Europeans and outside conflict from other Indian clans fighting for hunting territory. They sought protection from Spanish Missionaries, who taught them a 'civilised' lifestyle, and converted them to Catholicism. Thus changing their heritage and religious ways forever. The buildings and churches were beautifully made in the ...