San Antonio, Texas

We stayed in Texas for a few days after my week of quilting so my husband could go to the Formula 1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austen.  Lewis Hamilton became the 2019 World Champion after that race.  We also went to an NBA basketball game in San Antonio to see LeBron James play for the LA Lakers.

I was more interested in the San Antonio Riverwalk which I always pictured as being some sort of wooden boardwalk but it turns out that it goes for fifteen miles and has numerous shops and eateries along the way.  It is made up of parts of a natural river as well as connecting canals and it runs underneath street level with access stairs and bridges.  When we were there it was Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) festivities with an illuminated parade of boats in the downtown area of the Riverwalk and painted skull decorations everywhere.

We also visited the Alamo – a historic Spanish mission and fortress compound founded in the 18th century by Roman Catholic missionaries.  It was the site of the Battle of the Alamo in 1836 and is now referred to as The Shrine of Texas Liberty. Today it is a museum in the Alamo Plaza Historic District and a part of the San Antonio Missions UNESCO World Heritage Site.