Monday, April 20, 2015

San Antonio Blooms

As promised here are some of the beautiful plants in the San Antonio area.

The Texas mountain laurel was blooming all over San Antonio.
This plant is the source of the mescal bean.


Mission San Jose





At the Alamo

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Spring in San Antonio

Recently I traveled to San Antonio with a local group on a bus tour.

We had a great San Antonio city guide with us for two days.

The spring landscape was so pretty.
Walking tour of the King William Historic District


I love old iron work fences.

San Fernando Cathedral

The city of San Antonio was laid out from a point in this old cathedral.

Carnitas at Mi Tierra

The bakery at Mi Tierra

Shopping after lunch at the El Mercado (Historic Market Square)

No trip to San Antonio would be complete without a river cruise after dinner on the Paseo del Rio (River Walk).

The National Museum of the Pacific War at Fredericksburg

"The Bomb"

After a German lunch (Reuben sandwich with red cabbage and German potato salad) in Fredericksburg we headed for the LBJ State Park Visitor Center/Lyndon B Johnson National Historic Park.


The Johnson Family Cemetery

The Texas Whitehouse

Dinner was Texas Barbeque at the Enchanted Springs Ranch.
We were greeted on our wagon ride by this friendly fellow.

 Fun with the livestock.
Mission San Jose

The Alamo

In Austin we spent the morning at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum.

There was a livestock auction in the museum while we were there.
We also went to the San Antonio Shoe Factory. Besides shoe and handbag shopping the site offered an old country store atmosphere with candy and ice cream as well as other items for sale. There were lots of restored cars for the automobile enthusiast.
I will post photos of plants and flowers at a later date.
Another great vacation in the San Antonio area.