Today completes our first week of two here at Potter’s Creek COE. We’ve mixed our week up with down time interspersed with sight-seeing. There’s a lot to see in this area but we don’t like to just go, go, all the time. We need our down time :)
After our trip to Gruene on Monday (last post), we spent Wednesday in New Braunfels. There is a lot of German heritage in that area, so we couldn’t miss lunch in one of their German restaurants. We went to Friesenhaus. Schnitzel anyone?
We each chose a different “schnitzel” to try. It had been quite awhile since we’d had German food and enjoyed it.
Thursday and Friday were down days with just a run to the grocery and a couple of good walks around the campground. It’s really filled up around here for the Easter weekend but, surprisingly, everyone has been quiet. There are a lot of families here but everyone seems to be well-mannered, obey the rules, no rowdiness…wish that were always the case on holidays :)
This morning, we took off for downtown San Antonio to see the Alamo and enjoy the Riverwalk. We had the (misguided, I think) idea that it would be less busy downtown on a weekend than during the week :) If this was less busy, I’d hate to see it otherwise!
The Alamo grounds and buildings (there are only 2 left) are absolutely beautiful. I wasn’t expecting that. I had always heard that there wasn’t much to see, just an old deteriorating building and not much else. But this was a nicely landscaped property and I found it beautiful.
Script on the base of the memorial (click to enlarge)
A really big tree in the middle of one of the gardens :)
Rear of the Alamo building
More of the gardens
Sorry for all the photos but there are more coming :) Once we left the Alamo, we headed to the Riverwalk. There were several restaurants and shops/boutiques to check out.
There were tour boats…
and water taxis.
But we just walked
Back and forth, taking it all in.
Until we finally pooped out
And decided to stop and get something to eat.
By that time, we were a bit warm and taking pictures of what we ate and drank was the furthest thing from my mind :)
But I can tell you we each had 2 huge glasses of ice water, a beer and chicken quesadillas :)
We headed home tired and full. Next week we’ll take in a few more things.
On another note, I have changed my comments section to “embedded” after reading Erin’s post. This should allow me to respond to your comments in a thread-like format. We could even get some conversations going :) It may not be necessary most of the time, but sometimes people ask questions or make comments, like Jeff and Stella did on my last post. It would be nice to be able to respond personally to you. If you have a problem leaving a comment, please contact me, using the contact me link on the left-hand side of my Blogger Profile and let me know. I’m hoping this will make things easier for all of us.
Wishing each and everyone of you a very Happy Easter! Thanks for stopping by.