Trip to San Antonio

Hello dolls 🙂 If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you would see that I took a trip to San Antonio, Texas 2 weeks ago 🙂  I went to San Antonio with my family for a small ‘family trip’ since both of my parents had vacation.  We usually go out of the country and rarely visit anywhere in the United States.  Since we didn’t plan to go anywhere my dad suggested why not go to San Antonio?  I’ve lived in Texas my whole life and I’ve never been to The Alamo -_-  San Antonio is a 3-4 hour drive from Houston (where I live.)  Here are a lot of pictures and information on my small trip I hope you enjoy 🙂

I’ve been to San Antonio before when I was younger to visit family and went to Sea World and I’ve never really experienced their Downtown area.  When we arrived I was shocked to see how small the Downtown area was compared to Houston I thought it would be just as big.  It’s really cute because it looks like a old little town that has many Spanish looking buildings.

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This is the famous River Walk (paseo del río) it’s the San Antonio river that passes beneath Downtown and there are a lot of walkways there.  There are so many restaurants, bars, and clubs on the River Walk it’s really nice.  I want to go back with a group of my girl friends I think we would have a blast.  There are a lot of people my age that go to party I guess?  The local people are not like Houstonians at all I felt a little weird haha.  I know the water isn’t super clear but that’s Texas for you haha.

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My mom said I took a picture like the Tejano singer Selena haha.  In the movie Selena, there is a part where she’s sitting on a bridge that looks like this one this probably isn’t the same bridge but whatever lol.

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The Alamo

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Yaay I finally went to The Alamo the original name is Misión San Antonio de Valero.  I thought it would be bigger but it’s small.  This is a famous historical monument here in Texas it was a mission.  A lot of southern states here in the United States were once Mexico.  There was a battle at the Alamo, Texans against Mexicans February 23–March 6, 1836.  We couldn’t take pictures inside of the Alamo or of the artifacts they have so I took pictures outside.

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This tree is huge and really twisted I couldn’t take a good picture of it.  It even has a history this oak tree was 40 years old when it was moved and hauled by 4 mules and planted there in 1912.

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Huge cacti outside The Alamo.  In my Mexican culture we eat cactus it has lots of vitamins, when it’s cooked it’s a little bitter but I usually eat it with eggs in the morning.

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There are lots of memorial statues like these cannons that are outside.

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There’s even a Japanese monument outside, I took this picture for my friends who live in Japan 🙂  A professor named Shigetaka Shiga presented this monument in 1914.  He compares what happened in the Alamo to The Siege of Nagashino Castle.

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This raccoon hat was at the gift shop, it’s not real fur it’s faux.  This hat is like the one Davy Crockett used to wear, he died at the Alamo he was an American folk hero.  I didn’t buy that hat but I did buy a dream catcher necklace and overpriced fudge -_- oh well I ate it because I had a huge chocolate craving you know ladies when it’s that time of the month 😛  They also had watermelon, and mango flavored fudge it was a bit weird but it tasted good, but when I hear fudge I just think of the chocolate kind.

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After visiting the Alamo we went back to the hotel to relax because omgosh it was soo hot outside.  My shirt and shorts are from Victoria’s Secret PINK.  We went out at night to eat.  I wanted to go to this weird restaurant called Dick’s Last Resort, it’s funny and weird because the theme there is that the waiters are soo rude and smart asses to customers.  That’s how that restaurant is but my dad didn’t want to go since they make you wear these paper hats that are supposed to look like condoms haha.

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Ok so why did I post a picture of a lot of fish and ducks?  We sat down next to the River Walk to eat dessert mm it wasn’t so good but wtf?  When we sat down we saw all these fish swim right up to us and even the ducks.  They aren’t scared of people they were begging for food it reminded me of my dogs back home and made me miss them.  I thought it was pretty funny because I’ve never seen something like this and the ducks were sitting by my feet waiting for us to feed them.  I know you’re not supposed to feed the animals but I felt so bad for them I threw pieces of tortilla chips to them, animals need to eat too!

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Small view of the River Walk from the hotel.  I stayed at the Westin Riverwalk Hotel it was really nice minus the no free Wi-Fi :/ so I couldn’t play my LINE Play on my iPad 😦 haha.

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I am soo not a morning person so I wasn’t wearing makeup.  But I was soo happy they had a Starbucks inside the hotel ahh I love Starbucks.  I hope you enjoyed my small trip I know I didn’t take many pictures because my phone is soo stupid!  I can’t wait to get a new phone!!  I was so tired when I got home I slept all day and then I had to pack again to go to my bay house to celebrate my birthday that will be my next post after a makeup review 🙂 Peace

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About emilykawaii

My passion is makeup, skin care products, and travel. I love learning and exploring different beauty skin care tips and makeup.
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6 Responses to Trip to San Antonio

  1. June says:

    Beautiful pictures, looks like you had a great old time! ^__^

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  2. Vanessa says:

    So beautiful pictures…I really like your blog.^^
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    Lovely greets Nessa

  3. Prince Blake says:

    Enjoyed reading about your trip to San Antonio and the great pictures, too! I am also from Houston but don’t visit San Antonio nearly as often as I’d like to. My wife and I visited San Antonio on our honeymoon and we named our language school in Japan “Alamo” after seeing the stone gift from the “wise man” from the East, professor Shiga Shigetaka. Our experience creating a school led us back to the Alamo many times to buy souvenirs (like the cool coonskin that you found) for our students in Japan. I am planning an event to mark the 101st anniversary of professor Shigetaka’s gift to Japan. Why the 101st anniversary? Teaching English in Japan many years led me to a job testing car navigation systems at a Japanese company. Thinking in terms of intervals of time and space – it brought back an interesting problem I found as a high school student with the x and y coordinate model. I was bored in math class and I longed for a different kind of coordinate model that described how life worked and measured things rather than how people did. I knew it would represent growth and thus have positive integers extending from the middle and into every quadrant which I guessed would have no ‘0’ but have some kind of overlapping. It proved to be a problem that I couldn’t solve…so I shelved it…until years later the answer finally came to me. The model is called the Spiral of Life and two forces are at work in it. One defines the cross which are four rays of sequences extending in each compass direction all having the same formula (which is Fibonacci plus 1). And the other is related to Pythagoras and I call it a Pythagoras Localization formula. Taken altogether these two forces merge then produce a shift from 99 to 101 at the top of the spiral in a spire called the Finial Circle. In other words, this change at the Finial Circle represents a completed cycle and the FIRST significant cycle based on localized forces; it helps explain cycles in nature and changes that we see all around us in life. That’s why the 101st anniversary is an excellent one to celebrate as it highlights the importance of change and renewal.

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