Saturday, April 17, 2010

Scenes from San Antonio

This is the historic Riverwalk in San Antonio.
San Antonio Riverwalk

I have to say this was one of my favorite places we visited on our road trip. The night life here was insane. They literally built a network of walkways and restaurants over the San Antonio River. We ate at the Republic of Texas (pictured above with the Texas flag cabanas) per the advice of Rachel Ray on an episode of her latest show, "Rachel's Vacation."

Speaking of the Texas flag, one of the strangest things I noticed about Texas was the people living there are absolutely Texans first and Americans second. Every bridge, restaurant and bank seemed to be freely flying the Texas flag as if patriotically screaming, "Remember the Alamo!"

I personally do not feel many emotions associated with the Alamo and was only grateful that it allowed for the infiltration of the many great Tex-Mex flavors of the South. But these Texans, they are serious about their flag. Perhaps this strikes me as odd because I've grown up my whole life in a state whose flag has a giant beaver on the back. And c'mon Texas, your flag is pretty much just the American flag for babies...(again, I suppose an Oregonian can't really make fun of other flags)

B says Boop Texas Flag
Texas flag

Adult American Flag

Flag that officially makes me unable to judge other flags


Sarah said...


Anonymous said...

great photos!
haha i TOTALLY agree about Texas! They think they're so cool!

Carmen said...

haha! love it.

The Finch's said...

Thanks so much Lyndsey! Hope you are enjoying Georgia! =) Great pictures once again.

Karyn said...

I am offended that you insulted the beav, such an industrious and steadfast creature that it is.

KeriAnn said...

Your best blog post to date.