Strolling the River Walk in San Antonio

There will be a few times in your life when all your instincts will tell you to do something, something that defies logic, upsets your plans, and may seem crazy to others. When that happens, you do it. Listen to your instincts and ignore everything else. Ignore logic, ignore the odds, ignore the complications, and just go for it. ~Judith McNaught


We arrived to our campground without any story to tell except we enjoy these short trips and we made it down the very steep mountain in Austin. Happy to know the brakes work well and the truck seems to be fine after the short check engine light issue that the dealership couldn’t find a reason why it had come on. We don’t normally do too much after a travel but when we arrived we learned the river walk was being drained so if we were to even catch it with water, we needed to get a move on. Good news, the bus picked up right in front of the campground so there was no need to drive, find parking or try to navigate a new city.

The water level was already pretty low at this point so we hit up Hard Rock for some dinner. When we travel we always try to go to Hard Rock Cafe and Coyote Ugly, this town had both. This was January, so it was cold, we were glad to be able to hit our tourist spots inside where it was warm and cold beers are being served. Since we had the bus to take us home for $1.30 each, why not?
We hopped back on the bus the next day to check out the Alamo and scavenger hunt the drained San Antonio River Walk. We spent hours just walking around, I can’t believe our luck that the River Walk was drained, it’s not a yearly thing, oh well…now I have a reason to return.

With the water gone it was neat to see all the lost items, we strolled for hours just enjoying our time. The Alamo was great but very disappointed to find it had no basement.


Before heading back we grabbed some quesadillas from a food truck and caught an amazing light show being projected on a church.


The next day we were off to check out the San Antonio Missions that are part of the National Park Service.



4 thoughts on “Strolling the River Walk in San Antonio

  1. Awesome! I love that lovely Riverwalk! I got to stay at the St. Anthony’s 5-star hotel when I was there – and it was like staying at the Biltmore House. Hotwire had a last minute deal for $100 a night and I took it and it was Amaazzing!


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