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Published: July 23rd 2013
We started out early on Tuesday headed to our favorite amusement park, Six Flags Fiesta Texas. The park is our favorite as it was built in an old limestone quarry and has beautiful landscaping and, besides the usual rides and attractions, lots of music shows. If you know Jeffrey, you know he loves singing and dancing!
We were off to a great start until I began my typical planning for the day based on the show schedule and saw that Jeff's favorite show, Rockville High, was dark on Tuesday. He was devastated so we quickly decided that instead of a one day trek to Six Flags it would be a two day visit, coming back on Wednesday to see the Rockville High show.
To pacify Jeff, we quickly headed to the air conditioned German Beer Hall where Terry, Kenny and I ate German food and Jeff ate pizza and watched the live Bugs Bunny and company music show. We were all in a better mood after that diversion and spent the rest of the day riding the train and watching the other music shows including the Country show and Fiesta show.
Mid afternoon we decided we had enough
heat and since we would come back the next day to see the great evening show at the park, we headed back to the coolness of the hotel. We swam to cool off and walked across the street to the TGI Friday's for salads and burgers.
The next morning we were off to El Mercado, the Mexican Market. This is a great place with tons of Mexican imports including clothes, pottery, ceramics, trinkets. Terry and I had to have locally made "halos" and dresses that were actually made in India! After a delicious mexican lunch at La Margarita, we headed back to the hotel.
As we readied to head back to Six Flags, Terry decided to take the afternoon off and lounge at the hotel ( smart move). Jeff, Kenny and I spent the late afternoon and evening seeing the Rockville High show and Country show again and saw the great evening laser and fireworks show.
Thursday morning we decided to splurge and had the great breakfast buffet at the hotel, then headed to the river walk for more fun. We decided a tour in an air conditioned bus seeing the local sites that included several of
Jeffrey at the Fiesta Theatre
He always picks out the pretty ladies
the San Antonio missions seemed like the way to go.
We took a quick tour of the Alamo and the beautiful landscaped grounds and crossed the street to board the bus. It was a hop on and hop off tour bus so we were able to get off the bus at any stop to get a closer view. As it was another hot afternoon, we chose to see most of the sites such as the state offices and most of the five San Antonio missions from the cool bus but hopped off the bus to tour the San Jose mission. It is the best example of how the missions looked originally and included a beautiful chapel. Our other favorite was a popular old German neighborhood with gorgeous examples of homes with typical German architecture, including wrap around porches.
Our last stop was La Villita, a small art community above the River Walk. We left the bus there making our way through the shops and galleries and ending up back on the River Walk. Finding a riverside restaurant, we had a late lunch of shrimp tacos and club sandwiches.
Later we walked the street across from the Alamo
and peeked in the windows at Ripley's Believe It or Not, National Geographic, The Haunted House ride and all the other tourist attractions and spent a little time shopping in the River Mall.
Soon we were ready to head back to the hotel and ready ourselves for our departure from San Antonio the next morning for our trip through the hill country back to Graham the next day.
As always, San Antonio proved to be beautiful and entertaining. Such fun to show Terry the city on her maiden visit.
Life Is Good!
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