On July 13 and 14, I went with Austen, his friend Beth, and Beth's mom Kathy to San Antonio so the two almost-seniors could tour two universities there: UT San Antonio and Trinity University. After the UT tour on Tuesday afternoon, we went into the city to see the Alamo, walk along the River Walk, ride a boat on the Rio San Antonio, and go up in the Tower of the Americas - with time out for dinner in a nice restaurant that faces the River Walk. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The tours of the two universities were very enlightening - a good beginning for Beth and Austen.
Views of the Alamo, which was once a mission and is built in the shape of the cross:
Views of various buildings and other sights from our boat trip on the Rio:
Photos from the observation deck of the Tower of the Americas. It was VERY windy up there, but we needed to get cooled off! The views from 750 feet up were just wonderful, too.