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 San Jose – San Antonio, TX

Mission Espada - San Antonio, TX

Mission Espada – San Antonio, TX

Mission Espada - San Antonio, TX
Mission Espada – San Antonio, TX

The Alamo - San Antonio

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).

San Antonio Riverwalk
Riverwalk – San Antonio, TX 

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.

http://www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com/
http://www.nps.gov/saan/index.htm

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