San Antonio River Walk: Part One

Posted on May 18, 2011

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According to Gus, the River Walk is the best place in the entire city to spend a weekend morning.

We agree!  As we’ve mentioned in several previous posts, we head down to the River Walk every weekend to walk Gus and go for a run.  As a family, the River Walk is our absolute favorite spot in all of San Antonio.  The City does an amazing job keeping the area clean and beautiful and the scenery is stunning.  It’ll be tough, if not impossible, to beat this picturesque view wherever we move next!

You can expect to see several River Walk posts over the next month.  We walk/run on several different areas and one post just wouldn’t do this gem justice!

On this particular morning, we ventured up to street level to stroll around Main Plaza.  The City of San Antonio restored the area in 2008 and it has grown into a fabulous public gathering spot.  Besides being a wonderful place to rest under the shade, the space is also used for a farmer’s market, live music and free (!) Zumba classes.

This is as close as Gus got to the water.  To say he didn’t like to get wet would be a severe understatement.

Clearly, we’re obsessed with snapping photos of Gus mid-yawn.  It’s one of the (many) cues he displays when he’s anxious, so it’s not uncommon for him to yawn through one of our “photo shoots”.  Basically, it’s his way of saying, hurry the hell up!  

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Once the three of us made our way back down to river level, I couldn’t resist snapping a photo of my two main squeezes. 🙂

The next photo was our favorite of the day and we used our spiffy new editing program, Totally Rad Actions, to play around.  We also posted the original, unedited, straight-out-of-the-camera photo.  We love seeing before and after shots.  Take a look, we’d love to hear which is your favorite! 

Unedited photo (straight-out-of-the-camera) (L) and Oh, Snap! (R):

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Grandma’s Tap Shoes (L) and Grunge Rock (R):

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Milk & Cookies (L) and Rusty Cage (R):

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Sparta (L) and Super Fun Happy No Glow (R):

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Technicolor Dream World No Glow (L) & Troy (R):

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We find ourselves using the Oh, Snap! action on many of our photos, but we’re also pretty smitten with Super Fun Happy No glow.

What do you think?  What’s your favorite edited version?

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