Yorktown Hospital, featured in Chapter 5 of Haunted Asylums, Prisons, and Sanatoriums, is about 75 miles outside of San Antonio, so we flew in a day before the ghost hunt to play tourist.
For one thing, I saw all of the missions, and of course, the Alamo.
Mission San Jose – San Antonio, TX
Mission Espada – San Antonio, TX
The Alamo – San Antonio, TX
I sauntered right up and got on a boat that took me all around the riverwalk (I walked it later, okay).
It was great touristy fun. Anytime I see something like this, I want to know how many drunk people have fallen in and drowned, but everyone I asked swore up and down that this type of thing never happens.
I especially enjoyed exploring La Villita, the historic arts village, just off the riverwalk. I’m not going to name names, but there is a fantastic salesperson/proprietor/artist in one of these shops. She really got me good. It involved a rather expensive pin for an alleged festival later that evening, and I’m embarrassed to tell you that much. Oh well, such is life. I will leave you with this piece of advice – Don’t drink and shop.