Friday, 1 April 2016

Weekly Wrap up 4/1/16 trip to San Antonio

I had an trip to met up with a friend in San Antonio, Tx.  My friend lives in California so we met about half way.  Neither of us have been to San Antonio but had heard it was a great place to visit with lots of history, shopping and a gorgeous riverwalk! We spent four days away from our husbands and kids and just had fun talking, exploring and shopping!

I thought I would show you just a few of the the things we did while touring the area.  We didn't have a car so we did A LOT of walking!

Our first stop was to see the oldest church San Fernando Cathedral where the ashes of some of the Alamo fighters are supposed to be buried.

The tomb of ashes, no one knows for sure who the ashes  belong too as Santa Ana burned all the bodies after the battle of the Alamo.  There is a picture on the tomb of Crockett, Travis and Bowie 

On Saturday and Sunday night the Cathedral had a beautiful lazar light show on the front of the church that shows the history of the the state of TX.  Truly magnificant 

 the Governors palace during the time TX was considered part of Mexico 

The river walk was just outside our hotel and it just beautiful it has shops, restaurants, and a great atmosphere to just walk along and enjoy people watching.  We took a small boat ride in the canal one evening and heard many stories of the buildings and the history of the area.  

 There are five Spanish missions in the area but we were only able to see three of them due to limited bus travel.
We explored San Jose mission and my friend attended Palm Sunday mass in the little chapel while I toured the grounds.

Rose window

well--there were several wells throughout the compound as well as clay ovens.

All along the wall of the mission were the homes where the Indians who lived and worked at the missions stayed.

Next we toured Mission Concepcion 

Another beautiful mission
here we saw many of the original paintings on the walls

A beautiful outdoor altar

Lastly we stopped at the Alamo.  We listened to several talks about the battle of the Alamo and saw many exhibits, none were allowed to be photograph.  
Across from the Alamo mission is a monument honoring those who fought  Santa Ana

Here you can see a indentation of a canon ball on the fort wall

Herring the stories of the New Orleans gray who defended the Alamo

We enjoyed traveling to all the missions and learning the history.  But our trip wasn't all about history we also enjoyed plenty of time to just sit, chat, shop and people watch!
I finally tried Chicken Mole while there.  Chicken covered in chocolate peanut butter sauce.  It tasted better than it sounds:)

We are hoping to plan another Mom's get away in a year or two seeing that when we both arrived home our husband and children were just fine without us:)!


  1. Oh my gosh, you actually went to one of my favorite places to visit. I loved all the photos. Blessings and hugs!

  2. How fun!! So jealous! I am glad you got a mini-vacation. You deserve it :) San Antonio is so beautiful. You got to see some great places!

  3. Sounds like a wonderful time!