San Antonio - Hooting, Howling & Hoofing on the Riverwalk

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Felicia dances her way to 2nd place

 

San Antonio - Hooting, Howling & Hoofing on the Riverwalk

 

After a terrific TravBuddy sightseeing adventure in Austin, Francisco, Felicia and I motored 75 miles down I-35 to San Antonio.

 

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
Medical Arts Building was converted into a modern office building. In 1984, it was adapted for use as a hotel and the Emily Morgan Hotel was founded. The structure is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as contributing to the Alamo Plaza Historic District. 

 

Friday night, our threesome from Austin was joined by another TravBuddy trio: Aland, Gina and Joan.

Joan, Felicia, Gina & Francisco
What we lacked in numbers, we MORE than made up for in fun-loving energy.

 

FRIDAY NIGHT SAN ANTONIO TRAVBUDDIES


1. Europe_Is_For_Me - Aland,
San Antonio, TX, US.

www.travbuddy.com/Europe_Is_For_Me

 

2. felicialouise - Felicia, Austin, TX, US.

www.travbuddy.com/felicialouise

 

3. frankrn - Francisco, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

www.travbuddy.com/frankrn


4. ginatxs - Gina,
San Antonio, TX, US.

TravBuddies having WAY too much fun

www.travbuddy.com/ginatxs

 

5. scubagirl76 - Joan, Del Rio, TX, US.

www.travbuddy.com/scubagirl76

 

6. travelman727 - Mark, Overland Park, KS, US.

www.travbuddy.com/travelman727

 

Francisco, Felicia and I toured the Alamo Plaza and ambled around the Riverwalk area on our way to the TravBuddy meetup. Arriving early, we went next door and hung out like rock stars at the Hard Rock CafĂ©. Then, we returned to Howl at the Moon.  

 

5:00 p.m. - HOWL AT THE MOON DUELING PIANO BAR.

Joan & Gina are ready to rumble

111 Crockett St W, Suite 201
San Antonio, TX 78205

(210) 212-4770.

www.howlatthemoon.com/san_antonio_tonight.html

When the doors opened a little after 
5:00 p.m., 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 8:00 p.m.

 

Around 8:30 p.m., 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.

 

ACAPULCO SAM'S.
212 College St
San Antonio, TX 78205

210-222-1972.

Joan, Gina & Felicia humor old man

www.acapulcosamssa.com


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 2:00 a.m., 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, Del Rio, TX, US.

www.travbuddy.com/bluskyflyr

 

We chowed down, laughed and enjoyed late-night fun and conversation until the wee hours.

 

A splendid time was had by all!

williamsworld says:
You do know how to throw a party.
Posted on: Jul 24, 2010
Koralifix says:
Looks like a lot of fun :)
Posted on: Jan 22, 2009
scubagirl76 says:
it was a very fun night! I still have to develop my pics (the old fashion way) as soon as I do I will post them!
Posted on: Dec 19, 2008
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Felicia dances her way to 2nd place
Felicia dances her way to 2nd place
Joan, Felicia, Gina & Francisco
Joan, Felicia, Gina & Francisco
TravBuddies having WAY too much fun
TravBuddies having WAY too much fun
Joan & Gina are ready to rumble
Joan & Gina are ready to rumble
Joan, Gina & Felicia humor old man
Joan, Gina & Felicia humor old man
Francisco & Felicia by Alamo statue
Francisco & Felicia by Alamo statue
Monument on the Alamo Plaza
Monument on the Alamo Plaza
Monument honors fallen Alamo heroes
Monument honors fallen Alamo heroes
Alamo monument & Emily Morgan Hotel
Alamo monument & Emily Morgan Hotel
Alamo Plaza Christmas tree
Alamo Plaza Christmas tree
Theres Texas... & everybody else
There's Texas... & everybody else
Riverwalk bridge on way to meetup
Riverwalk bridge on way to meetup
Felicia & I by Riverwalk bridge
Felicia & I by Riverwalk bridge
Office building now downtown casino
Office building now downtown casino
Hard Rock Cafe by Howl at the Moon
Hard Rock Cafe by Howl at the Moon
1 of Elvis Presleys karate outfits
1 of Elvis Presley's karate outfits
Hard Rock Cafe souvenirs galore
Hard Rock Cafe souvenirs galore
Tshirt - Rock is a Four Letter Word
Tshirt - Rock is a Four Letter Word
Francisco & I strike the pose
Francisco & I "strike the pose"
Francisco, Felicia & I at Hard Rock
Francisco, Felicia & I at Hard Rock
Time for TBs to Howl at the Moon
Time for TBs to Howl at the Moon
Dueling pianos keep joint jumping
Dueling pianos keep joint jumping
New pals sitting next to our table
New pals sitting next to our table
Me, Aland & Francisco hoot & howl
Me, Aland & Francisco hoot & howl
Birthday girl enjoys special song
Birthday girl enjoys special song
Aland, Francisco & Felicia clown
Aland, Francisco & Felicia clown
Everyone sings along with musicians
Everyone sings along with musicians
Talented customer sits in on drums
Talented customer sits in on drums
Staff jumps up on stage & performs
Staff jumps up on stage & performs
1 of several rotating piano players
1 of several rotating piano players
Another birthday gal hooting it up
Another birthday gal hooting it up
Francisco noses in Aland & Felicia
Francisco noses in Aland & Felicia
Francisco shows fangs to Felicia
Francisco shows fangs to Felicia
I go downstairs & welcome Joan
I go downstairs & welcome Joan
Felicia & Joan let good times roll
Felicia & Joan let good times roll
Crazy, out-of-control TravBuddies
Crazy, out-of-control TravBuddies
Many gals compete in dance contest
Many gals compete in dance contest
Time to take off jacket, try to win
Time to take off jacket, try to win
1 by 1, judge & audience eliminate
1 by 1, judge & audience eliminate
The dancing cream rises to the top
The dancing cream rises to the top
Joan & Felicia celebrate 2nd place
Joan & Felicia celebrate 2nd place
Friendly staff helps set the mood
Friendly staff helps set the mood
Everybody have fun tonight...
Everybody have fun tonight...
Everybody Wang Chung tonight...
Everybody Wang Chung tonight...
Aland & Felicia mug for camera
Aland & Felicia mug for camera
Joan & I shake it up
Joan & I shake it up
Now, lets dance at Acapulco Joes
Now, let's dance at Acapulco Joe's
Short scenic walk to Acapulco Joes
Short scenic walk to Acapulco Joe's
Felicia gets people on dance floo
Felicia gets people on dance floo
Joan & Francisco salsa up a storm
Joan & Francisco salsa up a storm
Felicia & Gina trod the boards
Felicia & Gina trod the boards
TravBuddies enjoy partying together
TravBuddies enjoy partying together
New pal Debbie rocks to Latin beat
New pal Debbie rocks to Latin beat
Francisco & Gina dance night away
Francisco & Gina dance night away
Felicia & Francisco take break
Felicia & Francisco take break
Gina & Joan visit about San Antonio
Gina & Joan visit about San Antonio
Felicia & Gina chat & recharge
Felicia & Gina chat & recharge
Joan & Francisco grin & spin
Joan & Francisco grin & spin
Aland-Joan-Francisco-Felicia-I-Gina
Aland-Joan-Francisco-Felicia-I-Gina
After dancing & Dennys-return home
After dancing & Denny's-return home