Julie Barrett is a freelance writer and photographer based in Plano, TX.

Monday Mumblings Returns From The Road

Fresh when it gets here from Julie Barrett
Monday, April 8, 2013

We went down to San Antonio for the weekend. While the main purpose of the trip was a WorldCon staff meeting, we had time to do a little exploration around the River Walk area. I thought I'd share a few pictures:

Entrance to Drury Plaza. Very cool fountain:


The San Fernando Cathedral:


Gears in the ground in the park near the cathedral:


Another interesting bit in the same area:


Narrow corridor off the River Walk:


The obligatory view out the window:


Teddy Roosevelt drank here! This is the interior or the bar at the Menger Hotel, where TR recruited the Rough Riders. Pardon the quality, but I didn't want to fire the flash:


A Rough Riders exhibit at the Menger. Note the hats! The saddle is also fascinating.



Inside the convention center:


It was good to get away for the weekend. This was our first road trip with the C-Max, and we took the new State Highway 130 that goes around Austin, Yep, this is the fabled toll road with speeds up to 85 MPH. And hey, it's a great way to avoid the inevitable Friday afternoon I-35 parking lot.

The meetings went well. I won't bore you with the details. Hey, it's not like the meetings were super-secret, but there was a lot of tramping around the facilities, measuring rooms, that sort of thing. It's a nice facility. 

Time to finish up a few tasks, fold the rest of the laundry, feed the fish, and start dinner. Ah, Mondays.

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