Happy Valentine's Day
Trip Start Feb 06, 2013
31Trip End Mar 12, 2013
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The tour passed by the Tower of the Americas and Hemisfair Park - home of the 1968 World's Fair. The fair gave birth to tourism here - the third major industry after military and health care. The Texas Pavilion now houses a museum featuring 27 ethnic groups who settled in Texas and is now part of the University of Texas
The tour also passed by Market Square or El Mercado since it is full of Mexican wares. We made our way back downtown past the San Fernando Cathedral and Main Square. The cathedral was built in 1734 by settlers from the Canary Islands. Across the square was a courthouse that reminded me of the old Toronto City Hall - red stone and architecture - and people were being mass wed today - it being Valentine's Day. Before returning to the Alamo we passed by La Villita where we ended up eating lunch at the Cafe. We wandered through the Alamo first though.
What a beautiful day - sunny and bright blue sky. After lunch we took a boat tour which is quite beautiful and decided we had to celebrate with a margarita riverside in the sun.