Ah, Texas. We spent quite a bit of time here during our “Fabric of America” tour, and for several days of that, we based ourselves in San Marcos, Texas.

As it sits not too far north of the great city of San Antonio, we decided to head down there for a day and get our stroll on. As hot as it was, we had to check out the sights and eat some delicious treats.

San Antonio, Texas by Jets Like Taxis

San Antonio is heralded for its beautiful river walk, so we tackled that for quite a bit of our time there.

San Antonio, Texas by Jets Like Taxis

San Antonio, Texas by Jets Like Taxis

Walking around, we were able to see a lot of the city’s natural beauty and history in one shot, as the river winds its way throughout downtown, making it both easy and pleasant to get lost.

San Antonio, Texas by Jets Like Taxis

San Antonio, Texas by Jets Like Taxis

San Antonio, Texas by Jets Like Taxis

San Antonio, Texas by Jets Like Taxis

San Antonio, Texas by Jets Like Taxis

We also headed over to the Alamo, because what would be the point of going to San Antonio without seeing it?

The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas by Jets Like Taxis

The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas by Jets Like Taxis

They unfortunately don’t let you take pictures inside, but it was really cool to read about all the people who defended it, and to see all of the placards about where these folks came from and how they participated in the battle.

The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas by Jets Like Taxis

 

The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas by Jets Like Taxis

There are also some nice gardens around it and the adjoining barracks, which I don’t remember from the last time I was there as a youngster.

The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas by Jets Like Taxis

The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas by Jets Like Taxis

The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas by Jets Like Taxis

Other than that, we mostly just passed a few hours walking downtown, being more of the ‘lazy wanderer’ type and less of the ‘let’s do things’ type.

San Antonio, Texas by Jets Like Taxis

San Antonio, Texas by Jets Like Taxis

San Antonio, Texas by Jets Like Taxis

San Antonio, Texas by Jets Like Taxis

San Antonio, Texas by Jets Like Taxis

San Antonio, Texas by Jets Like Taxis

San Antonio, Texas by Jets Like Taxis

San Antonio, Texas by Jets Like Taxis

After that, we jumped in the car and headed out to a place called Beto’s, highly recommended for its Mexican/Latin American cuisine…especially its empanadas, which is most certainly what drew our immediate attention.

Beto's in San Antonio, Texas by Jets Like Taxis

Beto's in San Antonio, Texas by Jets Like Taxis

Beto's in San Antonio, Texas by Jets Like Taxis

Beto's in San Antonio, Texas by Jets Like Taxis

Beto's in San Antonio, Texas by Jets Like Taxis

Beto's in San Antonio, Texas by Jets Like Taxis

Beto's in San Antonio, Texas by Jets Like Taxis

It was hardly a full day trip, but we enjoyed taking a relaxing walk around a city for a few hours. While we could and should certainly return for a proper visit, it was still a good day indeed!

San Antonio, Texas by Jets Like Taxis

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