We spent some time today at Riverwalk. San Antonio is such an amazing place. In many cities with a river flowing through the center, either the banks are unreachable or not very attractive. San Antonio decided to create a public space, a park, that runs along both sides at river level. The grounds are beautifully landscaped but have a natural almost jungle like feel. There are cafes and restaurants where you can sit and watch the river flow by. There is an amphitheater with the stage on the opposite bank. There are barges that will take you by water through the length of Riverwalk. We took our time and walked the entire loop. It was restorative. Here is another shot at night.
Later in the evening, we attended the welcome reception for the conference. There was a Texas theme with a country band, mechanical bull, BBQ and best of all, armadillo races. I got to hold an armadillo!
It was a real treat to see a city that believes that its public spaces should burst with art and beauty. And holding an amadillo, well that just thrilled the Elly May Clampett in me. And for that, I’m grateful.