San Antonio - Hooting, Howling & Hoofing on the Riverwalk
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After a terrific TravBuddy sightseeing adventure in
We had a wacky time finding our hotel, but we eventually checked into the Emily Morgan.
Architect Ralph Cameron designed the 13-story tower which began construction in 1924. The Emily Morgan sits directly north of the Alamo. It has reinforced concrete with glazed terra cotta at the three lower and three upper stories with light colored brick on the other floors. The building's distinctive form and ornamentation were influenced by the Gothic revival that was the fashionable mode for skyscrapers nationwide in the 1920s.
In 1976, the
Friday night, our threesome from Austin was joined by another TravBuddy trio: Aland, Gina and Joan.
1. Europe_Is_For_Me - Aland,
2. felicialouise - Felicia,
3. frankrn - Francisco,
4. ginatxs - Gina,
5. scubagirl76 - Joan,
6. travelman727 - Mark,
Francisco, Felicia and I toured the
- HOWL AT THE MOON DUELING PIANO BAR.
When the doors opened a little after , we were fortunate to grab a table overlooking the right side of the stage. We enjoyed a terrific complementary buffet and happy hour prices until
Around , Howl at the Moon held a dance contest. Ten lovely ladies tussled in the rousing, highly-competitive event. Felicia did a fantastic job of representing TravBuddy; she strutted her stuff - jigged, juked and jived - and earned second place.
Later, we strolled two blocks along the beautiful Riverwalk decked out in its Christmas glory, and continued the fabulous festivities at Acapulco Sam's.
In November 2008, Polly Esthers transformed itself into Acapulco Sam's. The place features multiple floors of entertainment. After getting revved up at Howl at the Moon, we spent most of the evening on the first floor's Havana Mojito Bar dancing to its salsa, Latino beat.
Around , we decided to head back to Emily Morgan Hotel. There, we hopped in Francisco's car and went a few blocks to Denny's. There, we were joined by:
bluskyflyr - Jarod,
We chowed down, laughed and enjoyed late-night fun and conversation until the wee hours.
A splendid time was had by all!