It’s hard to believe that just 4 days ago I was walking around San Antonio in 70 degree weather. I got home Thursday night to 8 inches of snow and my outside thermometer showed 8 degrees – wow what a difference a 3 hour plan ride can make. Anyway, it’s still great to be home, nice and cozy inside, as the snow continues to fall.
Imaging USA, the photography convention I attended was amazing. I can’t wait to put the new skills, ideas, and props I bought into use.
The trade show – shopping heaven for photographers.
My hotel was about 7 blocks from the convention center – a beautiful walk in 65-70 degree weather on the River Walk along the San Antonio River.
These boats gave tours all day up and down the river.
The restaurants were prepared for the chili evenings (around 45) where tourists still sat outside for dinner.
It feels a lot like Mexico here.
Then you walk past the occasional restaurant that makes you go hmmm. Italian food, jazz, and belly dancing?
There are American flags everywhere.
And just as many lone star flags.
In fact, there are stars everywhere. I shot this through a star in the bridge railing.
Stars on the chairs and even the napkins shaped like a star.
There are beautiful and unique fountains and waterfalls all along the River Walk.
And if you look closely you’ll see little critters along the way.
As I look out my window at all our snow, it’s hard to believe I shot this little bug in a rose just 4 days ago.
I walked past so much rich history and architecture every day – it was amazing.
This walkway into The Alamo was another area I walked past on my way to classes each morning.
On the last day I was able to spend a little time actually touring The Alamo.
The walk back to my hotel each evening was just as beautiful as the morning walks.
I loved the last part of my walk on this tree lined street in front of my hotel.
I stayed at the historic Sheraton Gunter. Supposedly there’s a room on the 6th floor that’s haunted by a woman murdered there in 1965. They say you can sometimes see her in pictures, but I never got that lucky.