Friday, February 20, 2009

Getting Comfortable

Our pups love our comforter more than we do! Every chance they get, they are on or under it.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

First blooms

We saw our first blooms of the year!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Scenes from the riverwalk

After we went to the Alamo, we walked down to the riverwalk. It was really nice unique experience. The river really cooled the air with a slight breeze. There were not too many people. There were art pieces all over the walls, tunnels, and even the sidewalk. I would highly recommend this to anyone going to San Antonio, however I have a feeling it would be highly busy in the peak of tourist season, and probably really hot!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Around the Alamo

A window on the wall leading up to the Alamo.

The wall leading up to the Alamo.

Some very large koi hanging out in part of the old Acequia, the irrigation ditch that provided water to the mission.

Some arches with lantern accents off the side of the Alamo.

A reflection of a top of a hotel in a puddle of water. The boy wondered what I kept doing with the camera pointed at a small puddle of water, but he eventually figured it out.

Texas benches

Apparently San Antonio likes to put benches everywhere! There were some standard nice wooden ones, unique wooden ones, and very Texasidized ones. Yes, I made up a word, but how else would you describe benches with the state shape in them?

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Crockett says......

"You may all go to hell, and I will go to Texas"

The boy and I got up early and drove to San Antonio today. We went to the Alamo and wound our way around the Riverwalk. It was a very nice warm sunny day.

We got to the Alamo about 3 pm and waited a long time to get a photo of it without people standing in the way. We went inside, where no photos were allowed and viewed things like David Crockett's buckskin vest, book, and a legal note with his signature. There was also a log from his home in Tennessee. We both thought it would be bigger, but in fact it is a pretty small building.

We then went down to the Riverwalk, and ate some dinner, had some margaritas, had to walk awhile to clear our heads. Then headed back to the Alamo for some night photos.

I was doing some minor touch ups and tried a black and white, I like it!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

photos from fall

While looking for something to post, I realized most of my photos are on my external hard drive. I did not feel like digging it out of storage, because it is on a high shelf that I cannot reach and did not want the boy to laugh at me while trying to get it myself. Of course, I could have asked for his help because he is a tall boy, but I am too stubborn. I found some photos I have been meaning to post for a while. They are from our fall Colorado mountain pass tour of the aspens. I think the cows are particularly cute!