Tuesday, July 5, 2011

San Antonio

Our little trip to SA was fast and furious. We stayed one night on the Riverwalk and tried to be tourists for a day. Thankfully, we had a couple of good tour guides to make sure we were on the right track:


We took the Riverwalk boat tour which was quite educational and entertaining. I’ve been on this tour years ago, but I don’t have a good memory, so it was all new to me. If you’re ever in SA, I would suggest riding the boats with this boat operator:

DSC_0169I don’t remember his name, but if you wait long enough at the docking station, I’m sure his boat will come around. He kept us laughing throughout the whole tour.

I was able to snap tons of pictures of things I’ve seen a billlion times before [I grew up south of SA], but since we were tourists, I had to act the part. I will only bore you with a couple.


I also snapped tons of pictures of people I’ve seen a billion times before, but since we’re family, I felt obligated.




I also snapped pictures of people I’ve never seen before, but that’s because after 5 years of owning this camera, I’ve yet to figure out how to use it.


After the riverboat tour, we made our way to the Alamo. Along the way, we saw a very brave duck…


and a statue that resembled someone we know…


When we arrived at the Alamo, we acted as good tourists should, and took a hundred pictures of ourselves in front of it. Here’s me and my brother and the kids in front of the Alamo…


Here’s the kids in front of the Alamo…


Here are these people in front of the Alamo…


Here are the kids in front of the Alamo again…


Here’s a close-up of the Alamo…


Fortunately for you, we weren’t allowed to take pictures inside the Alamo.

After our tour of the Alamo, and the purchase of a few souvenirs, we took a trolley back to the hotel. I snapped a billion more pictures, mainly of Finn who sat in the back by himself, eating his ice cream. Unfortunately, because I don’t know how to use my camera, most of the pictures are extremely dark due to having the camera on the wrong setting. I’m going to show you anyway.





Hey look…light!



After the trolley ride, our vacation apparently ended because I didn’t have any more pictures. It’s funny, though, I seem to remember doing a few more things before we left for home. I guess that’s what you get when you live in the land of exhaustion…foggy-braindeadness [which is a condition in that land].

Since the quick trip, my kids have been obsessed with the Alamo, and have checked out tons of books at the library on the subject, and have recreated it in blocks, Styrofoam packing thingies, Legos and oatmeal boxes. Yay for educational trips!


nessa dee

1 comment:

Jenna said...

I love our family!