Saturday, September 20, 2014

My Online Etsy Store Travels to Lake Livingston and San Antonio River Walk, Texas

Lake Livingston, Texas

Lake Livingston, Texas was our next stop.  It was a great place to camp, relax, and enjoy sitting in the cool breeze by the lake. We watched folks fishing and boating.   Lake Livingston is the 2nd largest lake located within the borders of Texas. It is 39 miles long and at it's widest point it is 7 miles. With 450 miles of shoreline!

White Heron

There was abundant wildlife around the lake.  We enjoyed watch a white heron fish for his dinner by the edge of that water.

Portion of River Walk in San Antonio, Texas
 Our next stop was San Antonio River Walk.  It is a network of walkways along the San Antonio River. 

Walkway outside the Rivercenter Mall on the River Walk

 The walkway winds and loops under bridges as two parallel sidewalks lined with hotels, restaurants and shops, connecting the major tourist draws from the Alamo to Rivercenter Mall and art museums.
 The River Walk developed over time as San Antonio grew along the river so did the River Walk.  It has a long and interesting history.

 La Villita Historic Arts Village
La Villita Historic Arts Village is an art community in Downtown San Antonio and I discovered it while walking along the River Walk.  There are art galleries, stores selling souvenirs, gifts, custom jewelry, pottery, and imported Mexican folk art, as well as several restaurants in the district. La Villita connects to the San Antonio River Walk and its outdoor Arneson River Theatre.

Old Kiln Used in Restoration
There was a restoration of this area in 1939.  The kiln that was there was used to fire the pavers, plaques,  and other materials used in the restoration.  It was left there to add to the history of the area.  What a great idea!

 While visiting San Antonio I got an Etsy order and it was going to San Angelo, Texas.    I looked up San Angelo and discovered it has a population of 90,000 plus and is in West Central Texas.  I calculated that I would be mailing the package when we were in Teralingua, Texas which is right outside our next stop Big Bend National Park.  Teralingua has a population of 50 according to the latest census.  Personally, I think there are people living off the grid there.  It looked more like 100!

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