Thursday, May 15, 2014

San Antonio

About a month ago, I was in San Antonio for a conference for work. There were five of us ladies, from different departments in the City, that attended. Our hotel was right on the Riverwalk, and was about a 10 minute walk from the Conference Center. 

We ate a lot of good food. This was a chile relleno and cheese enchilada plate, with rice and beans. The chile relleno was unlike anything I've had before - in addition to the typical ground beef filling, it also had walnuts, raisins and onions. Then was battered and fried, and topped with a warm salsa and white cheese. 
Our hotel was about 2 blocks from the Alamo. We were unable to go inside the Alamo because the times didn't jive with our conference, but were able to walk around the outside of it.
We also took a boat tour of the River, and the tour guide highlighted different attractions. Such as this building, which was designed in the 1920s to look like the bow of the Titanic. 
There are several sculptures visible from the River tour. 
Our conference center was also on the tour - there's actually a covered walkway that goes over the river, connecting the two sides of the conference center. 
There was a full moon one night we were there; it was the rare "blood moon". I went to the rooftop pool to take photos, but at 10pm, it was still all white and full. It didn't turn red until later, around 2am. The Alamo was visible from our hotel roof. 
See the building below with the multi-colored rectangles? Those changed color. San Antonio also has an observation tower, like Vegas and Seattle. We didn't have the opportunity to go up in it, but it was near our hotel. 

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