It seems we weren't the only people interested in walking around the Japanese Tea Garden on the Sunday before Christmas. The weather was nice and we even saw a wedding being performed. The garden was built in a former limestone quarry used to mine limestone for Portland cement.
On Christmas Eve we walked on the Riverwalk in downtown San Antonio. Again, that was a popular activity. Many people were riding these barges on the river. The barges are like taxis--they allow people to get on and off to stop for shopping or a lunch. We walked instead.
We checked out LaVillita. It is a shopping area with many local artisans showing their wares.
On Christmas Eve we attended Holy Eucharist at St. Mark's Episcopal Church downtown. The choir and liturgy and sermon we all inspiring. The church is decorated with candles and red roses. Beautiful.