Monthly Archives: May 2011

Japanese Tea Gardens

Wednesday morning, we hopped the river taxi and took it as far as we could go…

Then we hopped a bus, had one transfer and arrived at the Japanese Tea Gardens. They were beautiful. They’re called “sunken gardens” because it was an old rock quarry, so everything is in a huge basin. It was a free attraction :D, and didn’t take long to walk through.

Ooh la, la!

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Cruising the San Antonio River

The river has a taxi service called the “Rio Taxi.” It is very expensive per ride (like almost $10). But for $15 per person, you can hop on and off for 24 hours! So, while still expensive, it is so fun and relaxing, plus you can get to a lot of different places without walking! So Tuesday evening we bought tickets and rode most of the day Wednesday, too. 🙂

Some of the sites:


At each underpass, a local “artist” was given the privilege of decorating it. So each one was totally different. Some were really beautiful, some were weird and some were…

One section of the river has just been renovated in the past few years, and it I think 8 or 9 feet higher, so they have locks for the rio taxi to pass through:

Fun, fun!
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The Witte Museum

Tuesday afternoon we tried to get to the Witte Museum. We finally caught a bus and they directed us to another bus, which took us there. 🙂 It was free after 2 p.m. 🙂 Altogether I was disappointed in it. If we had paid $8 a piece I think I would’ve been mad… or maybe I would have appreciated it more!

These are the highlights:

This was my favorite part: All these trains designed and worn by royal women throughout history.

After the museum we had a terrific supper at Sonic!!
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