After the Alamo, we cruised down a side street to the Buckhorn Saloon and Museum and spent the rest of the afternoon walking amongst dead animals that were each unique in their own way somehow. Also attached was the Texas Ranger Museum, so we cruised through that. The only person I had heard of in there was Bonnie And Clyde. A few Texas Rangers were in on their final battle, so they had a section on that.
The evening hours were spent walking along the River Walk, which I had always heard of, but I never imagined that it would be as neat as it was. The San Antonio River meanders its way through downtown, on a level below street level, and you can walk along the river on either side, on a path that is filled with shopping and restaurants and you can't really tell its even there from street level. It loops all around the downtown area, and much thought and originality was put into the plan to make the path, as well as attach all the hotels and businesses to it. There were many outdoor tables to eat right near the water, with pedestrian traffic just sort of mixed in with the seating areas. We found an Irish Pub that wasn't in the busiest section, but in a little quieter area, and did what people do in Irish Pubs. It was a long day, we fit a lot in, and enjoyed all of it.
|Cactus plant on the Alamo compound|
|Courtyard at the Alamo|
|Another large cactus|
|Well at the Alamo|
|Large monument in Alamo Square|
|Monument from a distance|
|Hyenas at the Buckhorn Saloon and Museum|
|From the balcony of Buckhorn Saloon|
|Two wild BOARS!!!!!|
|Statue in the museum|
|Mike doing what EVERY GUT did at the museum! They all busted thru the swinging doors and swaggered away!! It was hysterical!|
|San Ferdinand Cathedral|
|One of the boats cruising along the river walk.|