Breakfast at the Comfort Suites comprised the same-looking Scrambled Eggs with an added bonus of Sliced Ham and Blueberry Waffles...you guessed it...in the shape of Texas. Joshua and Kyle elected further sleep in lieu of Breakfast, so we collected some Yoghurt and Muffins for them to snack on until lunch.
The first part of the day had us splitting up with Maureen, Kyle and Joshua investigating the Riverwalk in Downtown San Antonio (about five minutes from the Hotel). Schuyler and I elected to check out a funky Record Store called Hogwild Records and Tapes. It was a great shop with lots of LP treasures for Schuyler to peruse and lots of other stuff as well. In the end Schuyler purchased two LPs; First Aid Kit - America EP and Chvrches (yes, that's spelt correctly) - Under the Tide EP.
|Hogwild Records and Tapes|
Pretty awesome, huh? ...Not!
After this we collected the rest of our holiday party and headed out to a place called La Cantira Shopping Complex for some brief shopping and lunch. Lunch was at Chick-Fil-A...LOL, get it? and it was really quite nice for fast food.
After lunch and shopping we headed to the San Antonio Botanic Gardens which had in amongst the flora, some awesome Lego displays. The San Antonio Botanic Gardens are really quite pretty and I highly recommend a visit if you find yourself this way. There are many separate areas representing plants from various other regions and climates. Here's a bunch of shots:
|I know Maureen is small, but this is ridiculous :)|
|There are three Plekkers in this photo, where and who is the third?|
|Can you spot the Plekker in the photo, and name them?|
|Reflecting on a great holiday so far|
|The three Amigos|
|The 750' tall Tower of the Americas|
|The Torch of Friendship, a fifty-tonne sculpture made in Mexico and a gift to San Antonio from the Association of Mexican Entrepreneurs.|
|We even ventured into the seed, arty side of town|
|The Old Court House|
|See; I WAS there.|
|This is the actual Alamo, scene of the 1836 battle against the Mexicans.|
|Horse carriages parked right outside the walls of the Alamo. It's like a scene straight from the history books...minus the lights...and the no parking sign...and the building in the background. Apart from that, completely authentic.|
|Our San Antonio home|
PS: Marion, say hi to John for me as you read this blog to him ;)