Ben found this little Book of Mormon in the store of the visitor center and desperately wanted it. Luckily Grammy and Grand pop are awesome and gladly bought it for him. He spent the rest of the time sitting off by himself underlining his new precious book. It was adorable.
I told the boys that before they could eat them I needed them to pose for a picture with their cookies, this is how they posed themselves...
When I asked for a little more organized composition, this is what I got ... They were pretty excited to eat their cookies haha
When Karin, Ricky and Andrew were done, we took one more walk around the grounds so that they could see it all.
So yummy and so fresh!
Our guide was awesome. He was very knowledgeable but also hilarious. He gave us a very entertaining tour.
The Life Tower building had the most gorgeous Gothic stone work, such a classy building. I love the gargoyalesque faces, they have some pretty funny expressions.
The tour ended just a couple of blocks away from our hotel so we walked up on the street level. On some of the walls along the street they have these old pictures of what the area looked like back in the day, I thought they were so fun because there are still a lot of the same buildings there. For example, find the Aztec sign in the black and white picture, below I included of a picture of what the sign looks like now, the building still looks exactly the same. You can see the Life Tower Building in the back, I have included lots of pictures of how that building is still the same. Also, notice the building on the left in the foreground, that is the cathedral that is right outside my hotel window and is in the picture below the Aztec sign picture. Isn't that fun!
Here's another one, I just think they are so cute! See the bottom of the Empire sign on the right in the foreground ... above is what that sign looks like today!
I thought this mosaic mural was pretty awesome, it is of all the most well known land marks in San Antonio. I have already posted pictures of four of these buildings. Pictures of the rest will be in the next post....
Unfortunately we had missed the last trolley tour of the day, so I bought a water color of the Alamo instead of buying a trolley ticket. I like to collect art work of the cool places I go, while I am actually at the place haha. Most of the walls of my future home are already spoken for with all of my treasures I have collected over the years.
These windows are replicas of the rose window from the San Jose mission. My next post will be all about the 5 missions of old San Antonio so make sure too look for the pictures of the original so you can see how much these windows look like the real thing.
The river walk is gorgeous at dusk when the day light is such an intense shade of blue and the city lights accent it so beautifully with their golden hues.