#flashbackfriday 📸 In 1950, Bowden's Drug Store and Handy-Andy's was located at 5901 Broadway in downtown Alamo Heights, which is now the location of @localcoffeesa and @bikeworldsatx ☕️🚴 If you have historical pictures you'd like to share with us, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org 😊 Let's spread the love for '09!
The Aztec Theatre, located in downtown San Antonio, is a Meso-American architectural dream with its columns and reliefs. Built in 1926 for almost 2 million dollars by design firm Meyer & Holler. The goal was to combine features of Aztec design with modern flair. The Aztec hosted everything from chorus girls to movie premiers. By the 1970's, the once popular venue was struggling. In 1984, the doors closed and by 1989, it was ready to be demolished.
Fortunately, San Antonio has a strong sense of architectural history, and the Aztec was saved by the San Antonio Conservation Society. Three years later, the building became part of the National Register of Historic Places. In 2013, renewed interest in the property gave it a new lease on life. Less than six months later, the theater reopened with a concert from rocker Eddie Money on February 16, 2014.
Touring the #SanAntonioMissions with my kiddos made me wonder what life might have been like for the children who lived here over 200 years ago. Did they sit in the sunlight streaming through this hexagonal window while playing games or learning to read? Or did they long for the ease of childhood in such a sober place? Did they live in fear or in peace? Could they possibly have understood their unique role in the creation of the world we enjoy today?
I, on the other hand, (though I thoroughly enjoyed Hemisfair Park) found my happy place here in the succulent shade of an antebellum porch - where I imagined myself watching the birds play in the fountain, sipping spiked lemonade and playing cards with my oldest and dearest friends.
I honestly don't know how to communicate the enormity or wondrousness of the ancient oaks that line the historic district of San Antonio. I tried in vain to capture them in photograph, even cajoled Jude into getting in the shot for perspective (and also cuz he is turning into one handsome dude). But I haven't done this magnificent tree justice. It was ten times bigger than it looks here - a thing of beauty and marvel that I wanted to sit in the presence of all afternoon.
Beef and broccoli with a side of white rice and two egg rolls hit the spot yesterday. The portions are huge, but I ain't complaining. It was a definite must before Cocktails & Culture at The Witte Museum.
Spring has sprung and eating healthy is so easy with the start of a new season, especially in '09! You have so many options to choose from with healthier alternatives on the menu like this acai bowl from Revolucion Coffee + Juice. What are some substitutions you make to eat clean? What are some of your favorite spots in '09 that help you live a healthier lifestyle? 🍓🥑🍯
Our weekly recipe is here! It's the first weekend of Spring and the perfect weather for a family BBQ. ☀️ Our mouth-watering BBQ Ribs will feed the whole family (and maybe the neighbors too)! Prep, stick them in the oven, and kick back by the pool! Click the link in our bio for the full recipe.
#TripAdvisorThursday ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to leave a @tripadvisor review. Your positive feedback is one of the best ways for others to learn about River City Run! Also note, the River Walk was GREEN for St. Patrick's Day! "Great active morning tour"
We had an awesome tour on 3/18. The guides were knowledgeable, professional, and led a well routed tour. We hit the main tourist highlights of downtown in about 90 minutes. Pace was around 10/mile, and one of the guides stayed at the front with another at the back so no one was left behind. There's two sections with a longer run (~0.5 mile), but a short cut was offered to those who wanted to skip the longer runs and we all met up again after a stop. There was a couple on the tour with an infant, and one of the guides let them borrow a jogging stroller! Afterwards stop at the @mengerhotel for the mango ice cream to go!
Mission San Juan Capistrano had a meek, gentle feel. We sat in on a humble mass, humming to hymns we knew in tongues we didn't. We wandered through modest ruins and nearby glens. We found shade and sat in casual meditation as the sun went down. It was a peace and a pleasantness that I've rarely found elsewhere.
Full disclosure: we also had a water fight at the drinking fountain, in an effort to cool off. It started out fun, ended in dismay. No day is without its ups and downs, eh?
One of the most exciting things about Springtime in Texas is enjoying the festivals! Both San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country are exploding with awesome family-friendly festivals where you can enjoy this beautiful weather. Check out the 8th Annual Paella Challenge in San Antonio this weekend! Kick off the season with a big tasty Sunday where student chef teams from local high schools compete to create giant pans of paella, a Spanish/Mediterranean dish. And if you've never tried paella, you are definitely missing out! For more info, click the link in our bio. 🥘🍺
Although the chicken fried steak looks bland in this picture, it is far from it. I got to the San Antonio Housewives event too early yesterday, so I decided to check out Earl Abel's. The roll was alright, but the salad, chicken fried steak, and mashed potatoes were tasty.