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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas on the Riverwalk

We went to the San Antonio Riverwalk last week with two of our three sons.  That night the temperatures hovered around 68 F. and the skies were clear. One terminal of the Riverwalk is a mall area. The river goes right up to the steps. Peruvian musicians have been there for years, playing their beautiful music (pan pipes and all!). This night they were playing Christmas music. In the middle of the river is a little island with a huge Christmas tree on it. 
. We could have ridden a boat along the river to see all the lights and sights, but we chose to walk. All along the cobblestone pathways, we heard carolers singing. They were sitting in small barges along the river - one held a group of school children, another a woman's group, another a men's quartet. We stopped at a steakhouse for dinner and chose to sit at a table on the river.The Riverwalk is below street level, so it feels like a separate city. We decided to walk up to street level and see more of the city. Horse drawn carriages covered with lights were drawn along the street. (We don't have snow or white Christmases, so we make up for that with lots of lights!)  And there we were at another Texas landmark, the Alamo! Most people are surprised at how small it seems.....                                            
                             but it is a "huge" attraction here.
                   Merry Christmas from the Alamo! 


  1. I love your photos of the river walk. We have always said we were gonna go there during the Christmas season to see the lights. It is a two hour drive though and we just never seem to find the time. Hubby works nights so week nights are out. Thanks for sharing your pictures.

  2. We only live 30 minutes from downtown San Antonio and we don't get there very often. Every time we do, we say we are going to go again soon, but our busy lives keep us from it.
    Thanks for your comment!

  3. You have some wonderful pictures! What a nice Christmas! We drive through SA every Friday night and Sunday afternoon,going and coming from the ranch and we have never stopped...hmmmm...I bet we do next time!
    Thank you for sharing!


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