THE PLAN: The Alamo City Rivermen have reserved the upstairs party room which includes the Balcony and overlooks the patio which is the vicnity of the picnic tables and oak tree and graciously invited us to join them.
Hopefully weather conditions permitting there will be a band playing on the stage in between House and two large oak trees. Directly behind the house there is a stairway that opens into the San Antonio River. A short walk upstream takes one to the newly installed Canal Gates (a smaller version of the Panama Canal) that allow the barges to travel upriver to the San Antonio Museum of Art.
The Alamo City Rivermen will purchase a Spiral Ham and are asking members to bring a side dish. There is a bar downstairs for the purchase of beverages. Alamo City Rivermen are welcomed along with their guest. They have even extended an open invitation to members of the San Antonio Sierra Club. If you know of a similar outdoor group feel free to invite them as well.
THE TIME: The party starts and 7:30 and should go to Midnight & is FREE to anyone who says they have in interest in canoeing or kayaking. SEE THE
LOCATION: VFW Post 76 is located at 10 Tenth Street and Broadway in San Antonio, Texas. 78215. The riverside grounds of the post lend themselves to a pleasant setting for an early springtime, fall, and evening event.
About the best way to describe the Patio is it similar to the patio at Flore Country Store in Helotes only has more character do to the Victorian-Style home and San Antonio River. The Corinthian columns support the Victorian-Style home that features a veranda, basement and attic, and at one time had 17 rooms, 5 fireplaces & two kitchens. There are stained glass windows on the main floor & front stair landing, also on the floor at the entrance is original as is all the wood trim, window trim & window. The second floor has a unique feature in the ladies bathroom. There’s a porcelain pedestal sink, cedar chest & porcelain floors.
RIVERWALK: You can’t go canoeing or kayaking but you can walk along the River Walk afterwards and enjoy the Festive Decoration. The North Section is recently opened and includes some pretty neat Art Deco plus the Christmas Lights on the River should make the Trip worth while.