The city of San Antonio is slowly reopening after a year of Covid and a disastrous freeze in February 2021. The Riverwalk in the middle takes us to the reclaimed Pearl District for a birthday celebration in the Hotel Emma. It was a cool evening to stroll and listen to street musicians and live bands in restaurants, and people watch.
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Crowds of people were in the Pearl Street Brewery Food court and surrounding restaurants. Most were not wearing masks outside and social distancing was not practiced. There was no “surge” of Covid in San Antonio after this weekend, and people were cautious but not concerned.
This weekend was a birthday celebration with my BFF and her husband. We have known each other for 35 years and were able to spend time together since they were vaccinated in February. My husband and I were not vaccinated, so we masked in the car and when we were in confined spaces.
“Do not call to mind the former things, or consider things of the past.Behold, I am going to do something new, now it will spring up; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:18-19 NASB
The next day, we all kayaked on the San Antonio River south of downtown near the Missions. It was expensive ($100 for two for two hours), and we had to haul our kayaks quite far to get into the river. There were seven water chutes to help navigate through rocky areas and they were challenging with the low water level. All my time living in San Antonio and I had never seen the city from this view.
Hiking in the Blue Star district of downtown revealed favorite spots, embraced warm weather and a good coffee, and my birthday celebration was fantastic.