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The Barwalk

I’d been holding off on this post because I was thinking of doing these pictures as iPhone Fridays posts because they were all taken on my iPhone, but rather than running a three-month theme I thought I would share them in a couple of posts instead. πŸ˜€ This summer I was lucky to be invited to go on a unique historic walking tour called The Barwalk. I love my city and I must say, this is a really great way to get to see it; Emzy King is a phenomenal tour guide whose extensive knowledge about the city and it’s history borders on amazing. We began our tour in front of the Alamo, although we did not go inside I did find out there is no basement! I’m kidding, I knew there was no basement when I saw the movie; we’ll chalk that up to elementary school field trips. πŸ˜‰
While every tour is different, ours led us to the Menger Bar at the historic Menger Hotel. The history of the Menger is too rich and lengthy to condense into a couple of sentences, so I’ll just name drop instead… Teddy Roosevelt, Babe Ruth, Mae West, what do you expect from an architecturally beautiful hotel that opened in 1836?
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In the second part of this post we’ll continue along the tour, if you are interested you can find more information on The Barwalk at http://www.thebarwalk.com/.

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