Part 1 and Day 2

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More photos from San Antonio. These are from our second day there. Remember I said it was like 30-something degrees out and rainy and windy. Well, we did most of the things we had intended to do that day, but a few of them (walking in the historic homes district, the open air market, etc.) got pushed by the wayside. It was still a very full day. We started off at the Alamo. It is hard to believe that I have lived in Texas for almost twenty years and have never been to the Alamo. Now I have!

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After the Alamo, we walked over to the Tower of the Americas, and Eric took a few photos from the observation deck – brave soul that he is. This photo is of the Alamo from above, just so you can get an idea that it is smack in the middle of downtown. It’s the cross-shaped building surrounded by trees.

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From there we went over to The Market, which is the enclosed (meaning warm and dry) shopping area. It has shop after shop of trinkets and goodies. We ate lunch there and then continued on to San Fernando Cathedral. There were some beautiful stained glass windows, as you can see. I love stained glass.

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Another window.

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After San Fernando Cathedral, we went over to the Spanish Governor’s Palace. The doors contain symbols that tell a story.

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Inside I found some interesting crafty things, like this Crazy Quilt.

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Eric had made us dinner reservations at a fabulous Italian restaurant on the Riverwalk, in honor of our honeymoon in Rome. There was a wedding reception next to us, so it was cool to see a couple getting married the day before our anniversary. And there was a couple next to us that also were celebrating their one-year anniversary. And the food was to die for! After dinner, Eric had booked us on a riverboat cruise, but unfortunately the company had decided to close down the cruises due to the weather. So, we walked along the Riverwalk and then over to the Alamo again. It looks pretty cool at night, even with the rain.

I’ll share photos from our last day there next post. Hope you’re enjoying these. San Antonio was a fun place to visit and only about a five hour drive for us, since we’re a little north of Dallas. I’d love to go back, when the weather is better!

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And I finished up Part 1 of my Mystery Sampler last night, plus the motifs that overlap into parts 2 and 3. I’ll be focusing on Baby Garden and Barnabee now in order to get my goals met for them this month…at least that’s the plan!!

I am grateful for getting out of my comfort zone and doing new things.

22 thoughts on “Part 1 and Day 2”

  1. I’m totally loving your pictures! And sorry about the tag…I even read it. I must of spaced yesterday….

  2. I’m totally loving your pictures! And sorry about the tag…I even read it. I must of spaced yesterday….

  3. Anna van Schurman

    Hello, from San Antonio! My husband took pictures of that sampler with his camera phone while I was at the conference. It’s so funny to see the same photo here! 🙂

  4. Anna van Schurman

    Hello, from San Antonio! My husband took pictures of that sampler with his camera phone while I was at the conference. It’s so funny to see the same photo here! 🙂

  5. Wow the memories. I went on a school trip to SA back in 1990. I’d love to go back its such a beautiufl city!

    Michelle thank you so much for your support through my cancer scare!

  6. Wow the memories. I went on a school trip to SA back in 1990. I’d love to go back its such a beautiufl city!

    Michelle thank you so much for your support through my cancer scare!

  7. quiltorstitch

    Beautiful pictures, I love that stained glass, it is beautiful! And your Mystery is really coming along. 🙂

  8. quiltorstitch

    Beautiful pictures, I love that stained glass, it is beautiful! And your Mystery is really coming along. 🙂

  9. Thanks for sharing your trip to San Antonio. I’ve always wanted to visit and now feel like I have! Love, love, love the stained glass windows and the door. Also love that you know what is important to photograph, the crazy quilt and the samplers!

  10. Thanks for sharing your trip to San Antonio. I’ve always wanted to visit and now feel like I have! Love, love, love the stained glass windows and the door. Also love that you know what is important to photograph, the crazy quilt and the samplers!

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