Today Steve and Norma took us to San Antonio's Pearl District, whose website calls it a "culinary and cultural destination." From 1881 to 2001 it was the site of variously-named breweries, from Behloradsky to Pearl (at one time the largest brewery in Texas) to Pabst. Pearl is now home to shops, restaurants, a year-round farmers market, and a culinary institute. The four of us wandered, bought a few things (well, Norma and I did; the guys just hung out and talked) and then went to lunch.
Later Norma drove us in an unexpected downpour to Central Market, a huge upscale grocery store where you can drink beer while you shop. We obviously are not in Kansas -- or Utah -- anymore.
|A less urban part of the San Antonio Riverwalk not far from the city's mission area.|
|The Riverwalk and other parts of the city have a bike rental program called "B-Cycle."|
|View through Norma and Steve's car window: After a Texas downpour, cars to the right were driving in about 6 inches of water.|
|Jim and Steve wandering around San Antonio's Central Market drinking beer while buying beer. Two happy guys.|