San Antonio attractions during BAR-40

As New Braunfels/Greune is closer to San Antonio than Austin, consider a day trip.

Anne and I were very impressed with the McNay Art Museum, an unexpectedly delightful collection of medieval, Rennaisence, modern (Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Auguste Rodin, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso,  Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe) and Southwestern art, as well as a wonderful collection of sculptures.  (see: )  Very much worth the trip.

Of course there are the standard sights, The Alamo (ugh), the River Walk (good restaurants) and the kitsch of the El Mercado.  The latter is noted for selling nothing anyone needs, but still fun.  Where else can one buy a Mexican wrestlers mask or more Mexican Catholic religious icons, statures then you though was was possible.  There is, of course, Six Flags, etc, etc, etc.

Doug Gitt


8 Responses to “San Antonio attractions during BAR-40”

  1. BJ Says:

    good searching Mr. Gitt. Seems like we will be well entertained while there. Too short a time though.

  2. Mysto Says:

    Hey Doug, what about the Alamo prompted the ‘UGH’? As I recall from my US history, Fess Parker and Buddy Ebsen died there. Pee Wee Herman was given a hard time as well.

    … Mysto

  3. Doug Says:

    Don’t forget The Duke, John Wayne, Richard Widmark and the others. Didn’t Frankie Avalon also get it there?

    The serious answer; the “veneration” of the Alamo by Texans. In size, it was a “minor” military disaster. Being native to the Gettysburg area, The Alamo doesn’t impress me.

  4. Tom Says:

    As the Duke said before he died at the Alamo, “Step down off your high horse, Mister.“

  5. Doug Says:

    As the Union soldiers said, looking at Pickett’s Charge coming at them, “Oh, shit”…

    • Ed Glortz Says:

      You’d think that an art lover would be able to spell “renaissance” correctly.

  6. Shea Says:

    Wow! You guys really know your US history!

  7. Maddog Says:

    U.S. History is so recent that most of it could be remembered if Americans still had the brains of nonusers in their heads.

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