Up to the Big City...

Trip Start Dec 24, 2010
Trip End Jun 01, 2011

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Friday, February 18, 2011

We actually left early today to get a good start on touring San Antonio.  We drove Sooby to the city and parked in an all day lot for $8.00.  Then we used the Droid to find our way to the River Walk.  We had some breakfast at a nice little cafe, Rita's, which was very reasonably priced.  I have one photo of my Sidekick, Lynnie in the mix.  We spent a few hours walking, with Lynnie using her maps and getting us "dazed and confused" several times.  She spent LOTS of time referring to them to the point that I suggested she actually LOOK at the sights and not worry about where we were.  Worked pretty well for a few minutes, at least.  We then took a barge tour of the River with a fine Texan named Tim at the helm.  Just a point of interest, all of the barges are gas-powered, but use compressed natural gas.  No fumes, no exhaust smells from this practical idea.  Less engine maintenance too.  The trip was great, with good history explained and sights pointed out.  Tim had a great sense of humor, which added to the time with him.  I took few pictures, since it seemed there was always someone/something in the way.  The few I did take are representative of my view of things down here, whatever that may mean.  

By the way, we now have a new grand-nephew, born to Kelsie Frazier, our niece of sorts.  She's married to Luke, and lives in Missoula, Montana.  Daughter of Bina and Tom.  A hearty CONGRATS to Y'all from Texas.

Before we left the river, we lunched (I love that word!) at Landry's, a seafood restaurant.  We sat outside and enjoyed the near eighty degree temperature.  Then, we used the Droid Navigator to find our way back to the car.  Technology rocks!  

Later we shopped at a new grocery store, H.E.B.  Then back to the Park and now sitting in front of the keyboard and expounding on our day.  Tomorrow, it's back up to see the Alamo.  I did see it in 1962, when it was being reconstructed.  Should be fun.  I promise, more photos and maybe a video.  No comments on the San Jose video, so I'm not sure if such a medium is apropos.  What do you think?  Again, you Lurkers, say a word and get your fifteen seconds of fame!

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