We didn’t forget to visit the Alamo

History stands out in the middle of San Antonio. My dear wife Karen, terrific daughter Elisabeth, her sensational significant George Three and I were walking on the square that carries its name, and there it was. You can find many pieces of history outside and in. On a hot Sunday afternoon, we took it in.…

The River Walk boats catch the eye

Our San Antonio nightfall walk took us over a bridge that crossed the River Walk. I’m glad I looked down. Here came a boat full of people enjoying their Saturday evening. I was mesmerized. A guide was filling them in on what they were seeing, I figured. We thought we’d like to take that ride…

San Antonio shines in the Golden Hour

We may have pulled into San Antonio late thanks to airline delays in Chicago, but our fearless foursome was ready to roam the area outside our centrally located Home 2 Suites by Hilton. The blocks leading to a main River Walk entrance were filled with interesting angles. The others wandered ahead while I snapped our…

It’s a Texas feel to this downtown hotel

The outside of our Home 2 Suites by Hilton surely had an urban feel. Step inside the lobby, however, and you’ll know you’re in San Antonio. There were more of her friends on a gigantic mural leading to the elevators. Our rooms both had a street view. However, a trip to the free breakfast dining…

We start our vacation off with some forced airport meandering

This edition of my dear wife Karen’s family reunion took our fearless foursome the rest of the tribe calls “Syracuse” from our Hancock Airport International Airport through Chicago O’Hare to San Antonio. Our quartet planned the first two days in that Texas city before meeting up with the contingents from Alaska, California, Oregon and Arkansas…

Good thing the dog doesn’t just dive in

Even our cherished rescue mutt wondered a bit what exactly was going on with our backyard pool. It seems that could be what happens when a certain amount of stuff is added to prepare for a stretch away from the house. Nobody was harmed in the making of this safe water. Ellie B does not…