I had two objectives in mind when passing through San Antonio. One was to see the Alamo and the other the Riverwalk. I did see both of those and also visited Hemisphere Park as well. I didn’t want to travel via RV into downtown San Antonio so I was able to locate a park close to a bus stop. The Travelers World RV Park was perfect. I could walk across the street and pick up the bus to see the local sites.
Be sure to click and then click again to enlarge all photos.
My first stop was the Alamo. It is right in the middle of the downtown area and I only had to walk a block from the bus stop. It was an amazing site to see after growing up with all the Davy Crockett movies. It was just as I expected. They consider it a sacred shrine and men must remove their hats when going through. I could see Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie fighting for it now.
The grounds around the Alamo were also very beautiful.
I really enjoyed my visit to the Alamo. So much to see and read about.
My next adventure took me to the Riverwalk. I had no idea how to even find it, but the signs in San Antonio pointed the way. As it turned out it was only a couple blocks from the Alamo. The Riverwalk is really an amazing place. I walked up one side of it, then crossed over and walked back on the other sides. It was Sunday and all the restaurants were very crowded. There were people everywhere enjoying this area.
I wasn’t sure where to go next until I looked up and saw this HUGE tower. I knew that I had to see it. I walked toward it and realized I was in Hemisphere Park. This park is very well manicured and enjoyable to walk in.
This is the Tower of the Americas where I was headed. It was constructed for the 1968 World’s Fair.
It cost $10 to go up into the tower but that also included a ticket to see the 4D presentation of Skies Over Texas. Both were well worth it. Below is a pic of the view from the top of the tower. It is 750′ high and a 360 view of the city.
Here is another pic of the view. If you double click on the pic you can see the Alamo in a large clump of trees on the right hand side.
The hardest part of the day was trying to figure out where to catch my bus back to the RV park. But after asking some friendly folks I was able to locate it and back to my home on wheels.
Superb 1 page tour of good ol’ San Anton’ — You gave us all a great idea; taking the bus to see the sights … while parked in close-by RV site.
Looks like you’re having a great time in Texas. The Alamo is so cool. Can’t wait to get out there to see it for ourselves.
Rick and Annie
Since I was one of the designers of part of a Riverwalk expansion many years ago, I appreciate folks liking what we did. It was long ago and the Riverwalk has expanded a few times since to be quite a grand experience I hear.
I really wondered what the Riverwalk even was. I had never heard of it.
Do you have a RV book which tells you where to go in each state?
I am liking your tours more and more.
Thank you, Jimbo.
As a good friend of mine says, “It’s fun stuff!”
Yes! You gave it to me!!! Do you remember!!!!!
I had just caught a glimpse of the Riverwalk area from surfing the tv channels and lo and behold the crazy Housewifes of Orange county were just there! It looked really cool and they showed a few favorite restaurants and all the yummy bbq dishes. Anways those gals were really getting there party on and after talking to you it sounds like you did too!!! Fun stuff!!!