SanAntonio is for Everyone!

Written by Lisa

When I take a family vacation I want a little bit of everything – some fun, some thrills, some culture, some good food, a learning experience. San Antonio has it all! If this will be your first San Antonio vacation, you almost definitely need to plan it downtown. The downtown area isrepparttar key part of San Antonio's tourist draw, with excitement throughrepparttar 147071 day and well intorepparttar 147072 night. A walk along San Antonio's famous Paseo del Rio is enough to send any tourist into a state of relaxation. This river walk winds through some ofrepparttar 147073 downtown's most exciting areas.

The Alamo It’srepparttar 147074 home ofrepparttar 147075 Alamo … and so much more. One ofrepparttar 147076 most interesting things to know is that The Alamo is inrepparttar 147077 middle of downtown San Antonio. The 18th-century mission church where Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie and 188 others waged their last stand againstrepparttar 147078 Mexican army for Texas independence has become a state symbol. The most famous historical site in Texas,repparttar 147079 mission has been restored to its original condition and offers tours, relics ofrepparttar 147080 past, and a gift shop with memorabilia for history enthusiasts. Before you tourrepparttar 147081 Alamo, take inrepparttar 147082 IMAX movie, “The Price of Freedom” it is a 45-minute docudrama aboutrepparttar 147083 13-day siege and fall ofrepparttar 147084 Alamo. Watchrepparttar 147085 battle unfold, where 189 defenders who fought and died forrepparttar 147086 cause of Texas liberty. The immense screen and magnetic stereo sound system placesrepparttar 147087 viewer inrepparttar 147088 middle ofrepparttar 147089 action. It will tellrepparttar 147090 tale to your children, and stir your soul. After you’ve seenrepparttar 147091 Alamo and visitedrepparttar 147092 souvenir shop (pick up some bluebonnet seeds) check outrepparttar 147093 Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum andrepparttar 147094 Plaza Wax Museum. Then take a horse-drawn carriage ride.

River Walk San Antonio’s River Walk is just downrepparttar 147095 way fromrepparttar 147096 Alamo. You descend, via stairs, to find yourself in another world – 3 beautiful miles of shops, restaurants, clubs and artists. Alongrepparttar 147097 horseshoe shaped riverbend,repparttar 147098 river is shaded by towering cypresses, oaks and willows and bordered by gardens of flowering ornamental plants. Take a boat ride and getrepparttar 147099 historical tour ofrepparttar 147100 City as you look up atrepparttar 147101 buildings you pass. Come at Christmas time and it’s all lit with Christmas-tree lights. So relaxing and beautiful and very romantic.

The Wonderful Wildlife of Southern Spain

Written by Ruth Polak

69, 70,71, 72. I am trying to countrepparttar Griffon Vulture's as they glide effortlessly on their 2m. wingspan overrepparttar 147070 top ofrepparttar 147071 mountains opposite my home.

Earlier I was checkingrepparttar 147072 damage to our vegetable patch asrepparttar 147073 wild boar were here again last night and they seem to have taken a shine to my husband's carrots!

I glance up as I hearrepparttar 147074 screech of a Booted Eagle letting his mate know she has nothing to fear fromrepparttar 147075 carrion eating vultures as their constant circling takes them further and further downrepparttar 147076 valley searching no doubt for some unfortunate Ibex or goat who tried one leap too many.

The wildlife here is phenomenal ndrepparttar 147077 variety of birds seems never ending. Last night we could hearrepparttar 147078 hooting ofrepparttar 147079 European Eagle owl atrepparttar 147080 valley bottom and atrepparttar 147081 sametime were lulled back to sleep byrepparttar 147082 beautifu singing of a nightingale perched somewhere outside our bedroom window.

After living here for over 14 years I am still amazed byrepparttar 147083 diversity of wildlife. I am still in awe atrepparttar 147084 glimpse of a yellow flash throughrepparttar 147085 undergrowth as a Golden Oriele goes about it's business.I love to watchrepparttar 147086 comic Hoopoe hopping frantically about chasing insects andrepparttar 147087 sound that I can only describe as gunfire asrepparttar 147088 many varieties of woodpeckers seek out grubs. I am especially intrigued byrepparttar 147089 vast array of birds of prey soaring effortlesly over our home, many of which I still can't identify.

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