Friday, May 5th, 2017
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Paul and I were up and at ’em early this morning! While we were planning on going to New Orleans today, the loads just weren’t in our favor. So instead, we hopped a flight to San Antonio – where better to be for Cinco de Mayo?!
Paul had been there before on a family vacation, but it was my first time. The Riverwalk was gorgeous! I was expecting a small shopping area along the river but I was pleasantly surprised when we got there and could have easily walked for hours. While the restaurants and shops were only along a small portion of the river, the paths intertwined with the roadways, bobbed and weaved through trees and foliage. I loved it! So much so that we decided to stay the night; we stayed at the El Tropicano, just under a half mile from the “downtown” portion of the walk. Although that was a decent amount of walking verses being directly downtown, it turned out to be a good thing because we ate a lot of really great food.
After dinner we walked to the outdoor pavilion on the walk for a Cinco de Mayo dance performance. The performance featured many traditional Mexican dances, one of which included Mariachi dancers, and it quickly became my favorite. The colors, the energy, the dresses. As the women spun, the bright colors on their dresses blurred together, and made for quite a show. They looked like a moving painting, and I thought it would be fun to try and recreate that with a slow shutter. This is what became of that.