Monday, July 31, 2006
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I love this mosaic found on the riverwalk. Navarro was born in Bexar County (where one can find San Antonio) in 1795 and was active politically within the territory. He was one of the original signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence and once famously stated: "I have sworn to be a Texan. I shall not forswear." This mural is found at Navarro Street.
Only one out of the four of us is a native Texan. Can you guess which one?
Friday, July 21, 2006
Thursday, July 20, 2006
We so wanted to slide down this thing. On our outting to Our Lady of the Lake University (see Sarah's post July 11), this was one of the coolest things we discovered! Not that I would want to see anyone in danger but it would be neat to see someone actually on this slide.
More OLLU pics
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
San Antonio is often known as the Alamo City, due to our most famous landmark, the Alamo. Just north of downtown is the Alamo Quarry Market, site of the old Alamo Cement Plant. The shopping center kept some of the original landmarks, including these old smokestacks. In the photo on the website, you can see how tall they really are! In a pretty flat city, you can see these from pretty far away sometimes.
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Monday, July 17, 2006
Sunday, July 16, 2006
Saturday, July 15, 2006
Seeing the firescape on this building, I've always wondered why the old building have them and not the new? Must be some change in building techniques or code. Anyone out there know?
Friday, July 14, 2006
Thursday, July 13, 2006
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Monday, July 10, 2006
Sunday, July 09, 2006
Hopefully the last of the Fiesta Tower pictures! Gives you a perspective of where the tower sits, and how traffic has to awkwardly drive around it. On the right, you can see bright umbrellas of the touristy side of the riverwalk (pics coming soon!), which is below street level. Hmmm...not too many large skyscrapers in down town San Antonio.
Saturday, July 08, 2006
My all time favorite arcade/carnival game. You pay usually 25-50 cents to play, get 7 balls, and then toss them up the ramp and try to score the most points by getting the balls as close to the middle of the bullseye as you can. Depending on how well you do, you usually get tickets which you can trade in for some little plastic trinket.
Do you have skee ball where you live?
Friday, July 07, 2006
A couple of days ago Shorty posted a shot of the super expensive apartments along a quiet area of the riverwalk. This is what that part of the river looks like. I think it would be kind of nice to have this as your backyard (though I'd miss a "real" backyard I think).
Shorty snapped the river apartments pic on July 5. Here's a shot from river view.
Thursday, July 06, 2006
The training room at the library gets transformed for a taping of a local cable show about the library. Thiên was the spokesperson for the computer training program, while Sonia conducted a fake class for the sake of the camera. Everyone did great, even with the fits of giggles (you should take Word I first!).
Being directed, as if Thiên needs any direction, she's a Natural Born Superstar! Sarah and Soñia sit amongst the "students".
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
On the way back from grabbing lunch at Bill Miller's today I had to take a pic of the building. It's an apartment/condo complex called Left Bank Condominiums—because of it's situation to the River Walk. I like the way the flowers just flow over the balconeys. It reminds me a bit of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, just not as pretty I'm sure. :D
I also had to include the below picture, just because I haven't a Home Depot antennae ball before.
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
It's Sonia's 25th Birthday!
Happy Birthday Chicken Nugget.
p.s. She might kill me tomorrow at work for this post!
Monday, July 03, 2006
If you look at the second picture you can see the smoke stacks are causing the cloud/smoke formation.
Sunday, July 02, 2006
Saturday, July 01, 2006
My grocery store, not 2 minutes away (drive) from my house. HEB is a Texas chain grocery store.
I took pictures during an actual shopping trip yesterday afternoon. For comparison, this was my grocery list/bill. Many things were on sale as it is the beginning of a holiday weekend here.
3 liter Dr. Pepper $1.79 (€1.40)
1 lb. sugar $1.54 (€1.20)
Plain yogurt $1.59 (€1.24)
6 pack Shiner Hefeweizen beer $5.49 (€4.29)
1 can vegetable broth .89 (€.69)
2 small cans sliced black olives $1 (€.78)
1 container salt .34 (€.26)
1 small can cashews $3.37 (€2.63)
1 container hard tofu $1.29 (€1)
1 package shredded mozzarella $1.44 (€1.12)
200 feet aluminum foil $5.39 (€4.21)
1 lb. strawberries $1.99 (€1.55)
3 ears of corn on the cob $1 (€.78)
2 red bell peppers $1.54 (€1.20)
1 sm piece ginger .14 (€.10)
1 sm bag small red potatoes $3.99 (€3.12)
15 cremini mushrooms $1.82 (€1.42)
2 small zucchini .84 (€.65)
3 large carrots .50 (€.39)
3 bananas .55 (.43)
1 bag Spicy Thai chips $1.59 (€1.24)
1 sm bag radishes .50 (€.39)
2 large portabello mushrooms $3.99 (€3.12)
6 whole wheat rolls $1.99 (€1.55)
Whole wheat bread $1.79 (€1.40)
12 eggs $1.89 (€1.47)
12 pack LaCroix orange spring water $3.34 (€2.61)
Tax $1.30 (€1.01)
Total $52.89 (€41.38)
How does it stack up to your supermarket?
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