San Antonio, Texas By Sarah Lovelace

This was the last stop on my road trip with Joey our senior year, and I can’t imagine a better way to have finished our amazing journey. We got here in mid-January so it was calm, quiet and sunny, but there were still plenty of people checking out the Alamo and the restaurants along the River Walk. The two of us started by trying to figure out how to get onto a Segway tour, but ended up just getting old time pictures taken of ourselves. We walked over to the Alamo which was interesting as the site of a famous battle, but about as exciting as that can get without knowing too much behind the history of the site.

The River Walk was really my favorite part. We walked down stone stairs and then along the river checking out the looks and outside menus of each restaurant until we found one that struck our fancy. We put our names in for a table along the river then walked a few restaurants down and got a margarita at a bar. 
When we came back we scoped out everyone else’s place to see what looked good, but there was one appetizer item that tickled me pink—homemade guacamole. The waitress wheeled out a cart and told us everything she was doing as she did it. First she cut fresh avocados and mixed them together with purple onion, roasted red pepper, orange and lime juice then scooped everything out into a neat little dish and it was so unbelievably good that Joey made me write down the recipe and duplicate it for the rest of the semester any time we wanted guacamole.
There are other things San Antonio has to offer though, and this time around we’ll have more time to check everything out. Here are some ideas.

-The Alamo (at left - Tom insists on visiting)

-Witte Museum

-Ameson River Theatre

-River Walk

-San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

-San Antonio Museum of Art

-Main Plaza

-La Villita Historical Arts Village

-Historic Market Square

(From top) Photo by mbrand courtesy; photo by Trey Ratcliff courtesy; photo by Trey Ratcliff courtesy