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Re: Local Flavor: Pearl Brewery Farmers Market, San Antonio

GarryRF ·
I'm so tempted to buy the wonderful foods I see in street markets. But being a tourist with nowhere to store and cook I regret I must pass. Much of the fruit and veg I have never seen before and I'm eager to try. Which is true I suppose for most folks in England. If we don't recognise a sweet potato - then we don't buy it. I do miss the vanilla flavoured Apples ( Custard Apples ) I had in Australia.
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Re: San Antonio’s Historic Missions Receive UNESCO World Heritage Status

DrFumblefinger ·
That is truly excellent news! Thanks for sharing it, Marilyn. I love these old missions and I'm glad more USA sites are finally being recognized. Seems the UNESCO committee views North America as it's "Orphan continent".
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Re: San Antonio’s Historic Missions Receive UNESCO World Heritage Status

Travel Luver ·
I haven't visited these places since I was a kid but remember how cool I thought they were. I need to get back there soon....
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Re: Discover the Texas Hill Country

Travel Rob ·
Thanks for sharing Michelle and welcome to TG! You did a fantastic job showing us why people love the area and your photos are terrific! Is Spring your favorite time to visit?
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Re: Discover the Texas Hill Country

PHeymont ·
Thanks for the tour I should have taken on my one trip to the Hill Country...although with only one day, it seems I would have needed another trip anyway, and that Kent Black barbecue plate is calling my name right now...
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Re: Discover the Texas Hill Country

Michelle Carr ·
Travel Rob, spring is my favorite time to visit the Texas Hill Country because the land is in full bloom with all the wildflowers, bees, and birds. Plus the weather is so nice, you'll want to be outside. If you are use to warmer weather, come during July 4th because we treat that holiday like Christmas and go all out with parades and festivals and fireworks. Autumn offers its own seasonal charm and warmth. You really do have to visit mulitple times to experience it all!
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Re: Discover the Texas Hill Country

Old Car Guy ·
You've sold me on Kent Black's BBQ! The sampler's feast has my name written on it as well.
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Re: Discover the Texas Hill Country

DrFumblefinger ·
I've only been in the Hill Country one day, and that specifically was to hike Enchanted Rock area. Several pals and I did a day trip from a meeting in San Antonio and had a great time there. Definitely time to head back soon. Thanks for the wonderful post, and welcome to TravelGumbo!
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Re: Discover the Texas Hill Country

Texsue ·
I grew up in Texas but haven't visited half the places mentioned here. Thank you for a great article with some fun and interesting places to visit.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 27, 2015: Grapevine, Texas, Urban Wine Trail

Marilyn Jones ·
    Grapevine, Texas, is just north of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and a world away from what you would imagine a community this close to a major metropolitan area would be like. What you’ll find is Main Street lined...
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AA teases West Texas with 787 dry runs

PHeymont ·
When an airline gets a new type of plane for the first time, its pilots need to learn to fly it. And no matter how many hours go into work on a simulator, there's no substitute for the real experience.   Case in point: American Airlines got its...
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What happens to water parks in a drought?

PHeymont ·
California's drought and water restrictions are very much in the news these days—and as a prime travel area, that affects tourists as well as locals. And for some attractions, basic questions of survival and sustainability jump out: How can the...
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Remember the Alamo? A Unique History Lesson

Samantha ·
Samantha guides us through the scene of the most famous event in Texas history, even if the facts are still under debate.
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Greyhound expands to Mexico, offers $1 promo fare

PHeymont ·
Greyhound, long the biggest intercity bus operator in the U.S., is expanding into Mexico, where it will become the first U.S. operator to run domestic routes in Mexico. Service is starting with Monterrey and Nuevo Laredo, connecting to Greyhound hubs...
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San Antonio’s Historic Missions Receive UNESCO World Heritage Status

Marilyn Jones ·
  July 5 was a big day for San Antonio, Texas and history lovers the world over when San Antonio Missions was officially designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The decision was announced at the annual UNESCO World Heritage committee meeting in...
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April 11, 2018: Consulate General of Mexico, San Antonio

Samantha ·
Samantha shares views of this impressive structure, called locally 'the Mexican Embassy.'
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McNutt Sculpture Garden and Outdoor Sculptures - San Antonio, Texas

Samantha ·
In San Antonio, Samantha and her husband decided to check out the McNutt Sculpture Garden and Outdoor Sculptures at the Briscoe Western Art Museum.
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July 25, 2018: John Wayne Statue - San Antonio, TX

Samantha ·
Samantha shares some pictures of the John Wayne statue located on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, It made her think about her grandma.
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April 25, 2018: Five Bells on the Riverwalk - San Antonio, Tx

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her visit to the Riverwalk in San Antonio and explains what the five bells on the Arneson River Stage represent.
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December 28, 2016: U.S. Route 66-Sixth Street Historic District

Samantha ·
A visit with Samantha to a district rich in different architectural styles, interesting antique stores, and a BBQ lunch.
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May 22, 2019: Biergarten on the Riverwalk, San Antonio, TX

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband prepare for their trip to Munich with a visit to the Biergarten on the San Antonio Riverwalk. Check out that pretzel!
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Amarillo by Morning – Amarillo, Texas

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband had a great time in Amarillo, Texas and share some of the local hot spots.
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Discover the Texas Hill Country

Michelle Carr ·
The Texas Hill Country is like holy ground for people who need an escape from their fast-paced lives. Michelle Carr offers us her favorite places to See, Eat and Stay.
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Texas celebrates really stinky tourist attraction

PHeymont ·
Galveston's Moody Gardens has a beauty that both attracts and repels: it's a Giant Corpse Flower with a terrible smell that gave it its name.
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The Famous River Walk in San Antonio, Texas

Samantha ·
San Antonio's famous River Walk, lined with shops and restaurants, follows the San Antonio River. Samantha recommends it for all. Read more...
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Grapevine—the Christmas Capital of Texas

Marilyn Jones ·
With over 1400 Christmas season events, this town just north of bustling Dallas-Fort Worth airport is a holiday respite for the whole family.
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Local Flavor: Pearl Brewery Farmers Market, San Antonio

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband had a great time at the Pearl Brewery Farmers Market. It's close to the Riverwalk and full of fresh merchandise from local vendors.
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Re: Grapevine—the Christmas Capital of Texas

Travel Luver ·
Sounds like great fun!
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Re: McNutt Sculpture Garden and Outdoor Sculptures - San Antonio, Texas

George G. ·
My daughter and her family enjoy sculpture gardens. She lives in Texas so I will recommend McNutt to her.
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Re: The Famous River Walk in San Antonio, Texas

PHeymont ·
Thanks for the memory...we've enjoyed the River Walk a few times. The first time we didn't know it was there—Imagine our surprise at leaving our hotel by a downstairs door and finding that!
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Re: The Famous River Walk in San Antonio, Texas

Travel Rob ·
Samantha, you just added another spot I have to get to see! A terrific blog!
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Re: The Famous River Walk in San Antonio, Texas

GarryRF ·
Looks like an amazing place. That's the last thing I would have expected in Texas. Can someone give me the idea behind Tex-Mex ? Is it a range of cooking or just the spicy sauce. And - yes - I'm in England.
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Re: The Famous River Walk in San Antonio, Texas

DrFumblefinger ·
Yes, wonderful memories indeed. I've been here a few times, although probably the last time was about 20 years ago. It's a busy place in the evenings, but gives you a nice shaded place to walk on a hot day and lots of dining options. I also remember a rather good jazz club on the river -- wonder if it's still there? I'm surprised Rita's didn't have a nice choice of hot sauces for you to add to that food -- fire it up to your tastes!
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Re: The Famous River Walk in San Antonio, Texas

Justin from San Antonio ·
Garry, I'm assuming by your statement of "That's the last thing I would have expected in Texas", that you might imagine Texas like many of non-Texans do; lots of dry, dusty desert all over. In reality, Texas has a really varied landscape, that includes swampland, rolling hills, pine and oak forests, grasslands and plains, mountains, lakes, canyons, rivers, and yes, dry, dusty desert. One particular area of Texas just northwest of San Antonio that is always popular is the Texas Hill Country.
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Re: The Famous River Walk in San Antonio, Texas

PHeymont ·
I haven't been to it for years, but one of my favorite San Antonio memories is another "not dry and dusty"—the Japanese Tea Garden in Brackenridge Park, which is not far, if I remember, from the San Antonio river. It all started from an abandoned quarry which became a beautiful garden. It's especially wonderful early in the morning. Justin, have you thought about writing some blogs on TravelGumbo? Sounds like you know a lot about your area, and it would be great to have some!
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Re: The Famous River Walk in San Antonio, Texas

Samantha ·
Glad you guys enjoyed the post. Thank you for all the comments, and your definition of Tex-Mex Justin. What I neglected to say in my post was that we became obsessed with their BBQ while we were out there. OMG, it was the BEST! Kansas City BBQ is good, but nothing compared to Texas. Can't wait to go back and get me some more BBQ. Make sure to hit the little hole in the wall places as they are usually the best. Thanks again everyone for the comments.
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Re: The Famous River Walk in San Antonio, Texas

PHeymont ·
Did you try Rudy's? That was our favorite, but we didn't get to try many...
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Re: The Famous River Walk in San Antonio, Texas

Justin from San Antonio ·
Pheymont, actually I haven't thought about that much to be honest. I wouldn't have a problem with it, but I just mainly wanted to try to give a little insight to someone that was looking for some clarification on a few things. I do know a fair amount about Texas. I was born an raised here, and left at age 19, and spent the next 17 years working and traveling both stateside and abroad, but have recently resettled in my home state. I've loved the opportunity to travel to the various countries...
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Re: The Famous River Walk in San Antonio, Texas

GarryRF ·
Thanks for the explanation of Tex Mex and what goes into the style Justin. You certainly do have a style that makes reading your words interesting to the reader. A very good description that makes Texas come to life. Yes - I'm guilty of being one of those travellers that knew Texas was the same size as France but my idea of the geography was completely wrong. Maybe you could write a few words about the different regions and add a few photos. I've never been near Texas and like most Europeans...
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Re: April 11, 2018: Consulate General of Mexico, San Antonio

George G. ·
I gave this my best shot to uncover the mystery location around world (except in left hand drive countries) and it totally befuddled me. Great Mystery Photo !!
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