Astral Nomads

One man, one woman, one rabbit......traveling with the stars.

Monday, February 14, 2011

More Scenes of San Antonio

We originally planned a slow day, with the only errands on the docket to find a pet store to get some Otis supplies and to find a laundromat to do a couple of loads of laundry. We discharged those chores by midday and, since we're so close to downtown, we figured we'd head back to the city and have a nice little Valentine's Day lunch somewhere. The pet store was about 10 miles north of the city in Kirby, Texas and we did our laundry at the laundromat in Universal City, Texas, right near Randolph Air Force Base. So, while the clothes were tumbling, we saw some fighter jets roaring through the sky above. It was partly cloudy but warm. Yippee!

Warren Buffet just made a big investment in rail.

This is approaching downtown on the back-roads. The city was
fairly empty today, almost eerily so.

Easy to park and easy to hire a coach.

This is in La Villita, a restored historical district. Where is everybody?

Even the Riverwalk was relatively devoid of tourists.

Everybody must be at the rodeo.

The mariachis were still hustling for customers, though. They
did a nice rendition of Marty Robbin's El Paso. I'm most
familiar with the version by the Grateful Dead. Theirs was
a lot different.

I was in the mood for Barbecue, so we went to the County Line.

We were able to snag a river-side table with no wait.

Half rack of Baby Back, beans, and cole slaw.

Astral Wendy: Filet Mignon, beans, and mash.

Not sure what this building is, but it's visible from multiple
points. Looks like the Round Table should be meeting.

Pretty quiet in downtown San Antonio.

Looks like the mariachis have decided to call it a day.

It's actually kind of nice to have the Riverwalk to yourself.

I'm about to testify. I'm reading Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis so I feel I'm qualified.

This was called the Little Church and it was really little.

Everything's bigger in Texas. Really.

A little Frida never hurts.

Bigger than the Space Needle. Take that Seattle!

The hugging commenced immediately thereafter.

This was probably our last day downtown. Tomorrow we're planning to head up to a state park between here and Austin where there's a 425 foot chunk of red granite rising out of the desert. Report to follow.


  1. The beautiful empty nest of a Monday,
    (emptiness is a poor noun)

  2. @Anonymous: Perhaps a poor noun yet emptiness can have its richness too.

  3. I am officially adopting you three.
    modern day Magellans
    on personal pilgrimage
    ps..I love the photos of the Antonio river walk..
    who knew?
    especially the mariachis (good lord the spelling)
    calling it a day :)

  4. Hey Sakonnet! Google accounts are free so you don't have to post as Anon. Ha!