My first full day in south-central Texas I headed for San Antonio, about 60 miles to the south of where I was staying in Buda.
Of course the first thing everyone should see in San Antonio is The Alamo, actually the Alamo Mission as that’s really what it was – a Spanish mission founded by Roman Catholic missionaries. Hard to tell from my photos but The Alamo is right in the heart of what is now downtown San Antonio, the city having been constructed around it.
A really neat feature of San Antonio is Riverwalk, a river which runs for several blocks (5 miles, actually) downtown (and 10 miles outside the immediate downtown area) and affords many of the restaurants downtown an opportunity to offer outdoor dining at a level lower than surface streets. Very nice!
There were boats (basically taxis) which ferry paying customers up and down Riverwalk:
This guy found a very friendly squirrel (or, the squirrel found a very friendly man):
And this is some other fancy artwork in the playground portion of a city park downtown: