Sunday, March 29, 2009

San Antonio - Day 2

We started our day on a mission - actually by visiting two of the most famous of the San Antonio Missions. Our first stop was at Mission San Jose (locally known as the "Queen of the Missions") which was started around 1720. We were unable to enter the church due to Sunday Mass but the grounds were impressive. Our next stop was at Mission Concepcion which was built in 1731. Sunday services were over by the time we got there so entry was no problem. There are two more missions along the Mission Trail but we didn't have time to see them today.

We then headed out to the Riverwalk where we enjoyed a Tex-Mex lunch on the river. After lunch, we headed over to SegCity where we took their Premier Tour of San Antonio on Segways. This was our third time riding a Segway and we felt like pros. Fortunately for us, we were the only ones that had booked this tour so we had Emzy (his given name), our wonderful guide, all to ourselves. He took us all over San Antonio where we saw places like the Buckhorn Saloon & Museum, the Historic Theater District, the USA's Oldest Continuously Functioning Cathedral, Floodgate 5 and a downtown marina, the Southbend of the Riverwalk, the King William District dating from the 1850's, San Antonio's Oldest Suburb from the 1700's, Hemisfair Park with the Tower Of The Americas, the Alamo and many other fascinating and historic sites! We covered over 6 miles in our 2 1/2 hour ride. Thanks Emzy! After a well-deserved rest stop at an English Pub on the Riverwalk, we headed back to the RV to prepare for tomorrow's adventure.

1 comment:

emzy said...

I am impressed, y'all work fast! Already got the LBJ ranch up and documented! Hope you had time to check out Luckenbach, but if not there is always next time. Had a great time hosting you guys and showing you around my home. Safe travels and here is to many miles in front of you.

P.S. I am impressed you even got the spelling of my name right.

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