On last week I headed to San Antonio, Texas to the sixth annual Blogalicious Conference. The conference was full of exciting activities, parties and amazing speakers. If you follow me along on my travels then you already know that its impossible for me to travel anywhere without exploring so on Saturday I decided to take a break from the conference and create a mini adventure for myself. The conference was held at the Westin River Walk which was located in the perfect location and afforded me the opportunity to explore downtown San Antonio. I was excited to learn that The Alamo was less that five blocks away so that’s where my adventures began.
The Alamo is perhaps the most popular tourist site in Texas. The Battle at The Alamo is one that we are all familiar with from the stories that we read and learned about in history class as kids. One may be familiar with the myths that spread through television shows and movies such as Disney’s Davy Crockett and The Alamo with actor John Wayne. The idea of me having the opportunity to explore inside The Alamo was simply amazing. The museum houses a piece of the wall that was used as a barricade, guns, rifles, bullets and various artifacts from the Battle at The Alamo. I wish that the kids were traveling with me but we will just have to plan another trip for them to visit this historical site.
As I continued my exploration I visited Saint Joseph Parish also known as “The Jewel in the heart of San Antonio”. Saint Joseph Parish is the home of the world-renowned San Antonio Liederkranz. This small parish serves a very small multicultural community and is visited daily by tourists. The inside of the parish is beautiful and known for its angelic stained windows which were originally installed in 1902.
As I continued my adventure I stumbled upon this monument in honor of those that lost their lives at The Alamo.
My travels continued as I sat out to return back to the hotel but found myself walking and then I ran into the Majestic & Empire Theatre. Wow! What a wonder! I absolutely adore the ticket box office. It looks like something straight out of movie. I just had to snag a picture.
My exploration continued and I remembered that the Cathedral of San Fernando was also in San Antonio. I recalled when I use to attend catholic church with my aunt she often mentioning when I was younger if I ever had the opportunity to visit the Cathedral of San Fernando that I should. As I continued to walk I ran into a circle and lo and behold guess what stood in front of me. Yep! Right before my eyes was the Cathedral. Let me just tell you upon entering I just felt at total peace, like a burden had been lifted. The inside was simply breath taking. Just Beautiful!