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San Antonio River Walk

On Tuesday, we took an overnight trip with some friends, Dave and Sue to San Antonio to see the River Walk. San Antonio is only about two and half hours from our RV resort. Eileen reserved the rooms at a Hilton, right on the river. We were lucky as the hotel let us check in before noon.

After getting everything settled in our room, we headed out to lunch and a walk through parts of the city. As we walked, we were surprised that they had people throughout the neighborhoods asking if anyone needed help or directions to any attractions. With a strong police presence, we felt very safe walking.

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Our first stop was the Alamo. The Battle of the Alamo (February 23 – March 6, 1836) was pivotal in the Texas Revolution. Eileen and Sue got tickets, and we went through the buildings and grounds. It was fascinating seeing the history and some of the statues in the courtyards.

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From the Alamo, we headed to the Tower of the Americas. The Tower is a 750-foot observation tower overlooking the city. If you know me, you know I don't like heights, so I walked around the grounds as they went up the Tower.

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Just outside the Tower were some steps that led to the River Walk. We walked along the walkway seeing the sights along the way. The world-renowned 15-mile urban waterway is part natural river and part man-made. It's filled with hotels, shops, restaurants, and bars.

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From November 12 to January 10, 2022, is the famous Holiday Lights on the River Walk. There are boat tours that leave every twenty minutes touring the river. We bought tickets before dark, and after a short break at our hotel, we went to dinner.

After dinner, we went for a ride down the river. The holiday lights were beautiful, and you see why it's the number one attraction in Texas.

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We ended the night at a local bar that featured some exotic drinks. None of us knew what any of the drinks were, so after some discussion, we all just took a leap of faith and ordered. Yes, they were unique!

A big thank you to our friend Greg who watched our dog Kaycie overnight.

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Photography should be fun! It's not about the phone or camera brand you're using. Remember, your best photographs result from one thing, making an effort to get out and shoot.

Comments are always welcomed.

Mark

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