Yesterday and today were pretty busy days for us. Yesterday we went to all of the San Antonio Missions. These missions were instrumental in settling this area – the “mission” actually being the community. We were blessed with beautiful weather and had a lovely day. Here are a couple of shots from those missions…..
Today started out cloudy and cool – but we headed into downtown San Antonio regardless. (It ended up partly sunny and in the mid 70’s so I’m not complaining, believe me!) We checked out the river-less Riverwalk,
walked through the Alamo
and saw the movie that depicted those tragic 13 days in 1836. After we took in a couple of other downtown highlights – the historic San Fernando Cathedral, the Spanish Governor’s Palace, and the Marketplace – we decided to head to the outskirts of town to track down a quilt shop (honest, Gary was the one that asked about it!). Two buses later I had my San Antonio fabric and was feeling pretty good about “conquering” the buses! (I’m such a country girl it’s pathetic!). It was pretty cool though – the trip to the city, to the northern suburbs, and then back to the city and back to the southern suburbs (and Lizzie) cost us less that $6.00. The extra “travel” time was probably no longer than it would have been for us to drive, so it was a good day.
We concluded the day with dinner at the Taqueria Guadalajara – yep, pretty authentic. I think we’ll be pretty expert in Mexican food by the time our stay in Texas is over –should be fun.
Tomorrow we head south again – to Harlingen, TX where our next project will be. We’ll be there for January, and we’re both looking forward to staying put and getting to work!
I’ve been told that there’s not much between here and there, so you might not hear from us for a couple of days. And then again, I don’t know what the connection will be like in Harlingen either, so I’ll just keep you posted as I’m able.
PS – Happy Birthday, Lara!!! =)