Ah, yes, San Antonio, a city with a rich heritage, home of the famous Alamo, historic missions and of course, the gorgeous Riverwalk, and so much more! With so much to offer, it is a city that has earned a place in our hearts as one of our favorite places to visit! To say that we were really looking forward to our 8 night stay at Sun Traveler’s World RV Resort would be an understatement!
Before we landed at the RV resort, we had a planned detour. Our coach and Jeep were disgustingly coated in dust and grime, so although it was a bit out of our way, a visit to the local Blue Beacon Wash was a must.
Getting there was somewhat convoluted with lots of city traffic and once we got there it was difficult figuring out where the entrance to the wash was, but finally we found it in the back corner of the TA travel center. Luckily there were only two trucks ahead of us, so we only waited a 1/2 hour. Later, when Rob went in to settle the bill, the girl at the desk said we were lucky because usually it is a two to three hour wait! Apparently, Sundays aren’t as busy.
Rob ordered the works: coach wash ($42), car wash ($18), Citrus Shine front & back wheels ($8.80), RainX coach ($13.10), RainX car ($6.10), Tires ($15.90). Our total check was $104.30. Might sound very pricey but boy, guess that’s the price you have to pay to look pretty!
Then we were off to the nearby Traveler’s World (see our review from 2016) where we had reserved pull thru site #102. Although the resort is a little cramped, the close proximity to town is awesome.
Yes, we have been here several times before in 2016 and 2020. To learn about our previous visits, see Tips For Visiting San Antonio, San Antonio Eatin’, On A Mission To San Antonio, and Riverwalk Revisit.
The first morning of our stay we headed to Bobbie’s Cafe for breakfast where I had bacon and eggs ($9.49) and Rob had the senior country fried steak with grits and a muffin ($13.49). Food was good, nothing spectacular.
Several days later, before taking a walk along the Riverwalk, it was breakfast at Schilo’s downtown, who claims they are the oldest restaurant in San Antonio. It was the Papa Fritz breakfast for us both – eggs, sausage patties, grits and toast ($10.95). Good!
Afterwards it was a stroll along the Riverwalk where we bought 3 consecutive day Rio Shuttle river boat tickets. We spent the afternoon floating on the river, enjoying it just as much as we had before. Actually when we were there in 2020, we were very disappointed that the river shuttle had been shut down due to Covid and staff shortages.
Sightseeing sure makes you hungry! Because the driver of our shuttle had suggested Boudro’s Texas Bistro, we decided to go there. We both had the Prickly Pear Margarita’s (yikes $13 each) followed by the Chile Fried Gulf Oyster appetizer ($15) for me and the Chicken Fried Ribeye served with mashed potatoes, coleslaw and pepper gravy ($18) for Rob. Wow, delicious!
More walking to work off a few of those calories, then it was back to the coach. Despite the fact that it was a little warm and humid, it was a fun day!
On another day we would enjoy a handcrafted burger at Bunz (which had great reviews) for lunch. Parking in the area can be pricey ($22.95 for two hours). Not willing to pay that, Rob decided to move to another parking garage on N. Main Street which cost half the price for a longer period of time.
At Bunz you place your order at the counter, then they call you when it is ready. Lots of good sounding burgers on their menu, but it was the Show Bunz ($11.95) which had the House Beef, Argula, Tomato, Pear, Mayo, Blue Cheese & Caramelized Onions and an order of fries for both of us. Delish!
After lunch we walked down to the Riverwalk again where we strolled for about an hour. Despite the fact that I was still huffing and puffing due to my A-Fib and had to stop to rest frequently, it was a very pleasant trek!
It was a repeat breakfast at the Guenther House in the King William historic district. Built in 1859 by German immigrant, Carl Hilmar Guenther, the house and the Pioneer Flour Mills have a very rich history. Through his efforts until his death in 1902 and those of his sons, the company became the biggest flouring and grist milling operations in the American Southwest. After several years of renovations, the home was opened to the public in 1988 as a restaurant, museum, banquet facility and gift shop.
So after spending a lot of time, walking, eating, more walking, more eating and enjoying drifting on the river, it was finally time to leave.
Here are a few more photos.