My in-laws were here a couple weeks ago, so we all played tourist together. One evening, we headed down to see the Alamo and the Riverwalk. We had already paid a visit to the other missions, but the Alamo was disappointing. I knew they had built up right around it, but it was also super busy, and just wasn’t that great.
The Riverwalk is pretty much right next door to the Alamo, so we headed there next. I really don’t know what I was expecting, I guess something more touristy. I mean, it is touristy, but it’s mostly restaurants and nice hotels. We did spend far too much time contemplating how many drunk people fell in the water though. In a lot of places there were no barriers or railing and I thought my kids would fall in. Our first order of business was to take a boat ride. We did it thinking the kids would like it, but it was actually really informative. The guide pointed out buildings, told us the history of them, and explained how a flood in the 20’s brought about the need for flood control of the San Antonio River. There are dams and other such devices to control the river flow if it does get too high. It was interesting how it was all done and how new sections were added over the years.
After the boat ride, we had dinner. I think my father in law spent the entire boat ride checking out all the restaurants. We ended up eating at a Mexican restaurant that I can not for the life of me remember the name of. It wasn’t bad food though. I’ll just leave you with the pictures.