Friday, August 15, 2014


We had an early morning business meeting in San Antonio yesterday, which is just an hour away from our place. Actually, we were supposed to have three back-to-back appointments, but two fell through. So, when you finish your business within thirty minutes, after driving all that way, what's a person to do? Well, first you go to the nearest groovy art supply store, which happens to be Herweck's, down on Broadway at Third. Then you go splorin', that's what you do! Since we were so close, we decided to check out the new section of the riverwalk that branches off and takes you over to the old Pearl Brewery complex, which is gradually becoming a bit of a foodie mecca, what with it's yummy restaurants, a farmers' market each weekend, a wonderful cookery supply shop, and if I'm not mistaken, there's even a cooking school there.

So, if you head eight or ten blocks north on Broadway after leaving Herweck's, back towards I-35, you will come to Jones Ave. Turn left there and you will come to this.

Since it was mid-week and there wasn't much traffic, we were able to park right there on the bridge and head down to the riverwalk.

I can't believe how much construction is going on in this area. They're throwing up condos right and left. I guess it would be a pretty good place to live if you wanted to be close to downtown, but away from all the tourists.

Everything in San Antonio is so much more lush than where we live.  Both of us are in the Texas Hill Country, but I guess they are just a little further south and get a little more rain and a little less hard freezing. It's like a tropical paradise compared to Wimberley!

If you aren't in the mood for walking, you can always take one of the water taxis up and down the riverwalk. I think they will take you the full length, both old and new sections.

The main reason we came down to this area was to try out a new lunch spot that Outdoor Woman has been raving about -- the one called Luxury that you see there in the top photo. It's directly across the river from the back of the art museum, but you'll have to wait until tomorrow to get all the juicy details!

As we passed the rear of the museum I noticed this sign.

Matisse? I love Matisse! We decided to go check it out. Unfortunately, it was a special traveling exhibit, which would have cost us an extra twenty bucks each, on top of the twenty it cost just to get in, and I'm so chinchy I balked.

I've been regretting it ever since!


faithduck said...

It's well worth the money! But I have a membership and can bring a guest if you are evver back in town!

Hill Country Hippie said...

So sweet of you to offer! Fortunately, one of my buddies here had been wanting to see that same exhibit. She used to live in S.A., so she knew that the art museum has free entry on Tuesday afternoons, and the special exhibit price drops to $15, so a group of us is heading over there on Tuesday to spend some time with Matisse. Woohoo!