Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A Walking Tour

Hello, Dear Ones! I thought I would take you on a little walking tour of the historic King William district in San Antonio, Texas. We spent a couple of nights there not long ago.

Even though it's horribly hot in Texas right now, it was pretty comfortable the morning I took my tiny walk. Come along with me and enjoy this old neighborhood.

Lovely olden homes.


What a pretty Victorian.

I loved this one! Let's wait one second and see if Doris Day or Debbie Reynolds will come out that door singing...

Where did this house come from? It's in the neighborhood too! Kinda Californiay in the Lone Star State!

Cool, huh? Look at the leaded glass. My heart...thump thump.

Crazy colors.

Precious little cottages are tucked in between the grand homes. Can you see that tiny little wicker chair on the porch? So sweet!

I don't think they realize it's September, do you? :)

Love the door and side lights.

What a lovely spot.

I saw this sign in quite a few yards. I don't get it but if anyone of you know what this means, please tell me! :) Well, I know what selfishness means and the opposite would be no selfishness! :)

Lots of oldeness all around.

Then I met a few of the residents! :)

After my little walking tour, I headed to this place!

This is a wonderful place for breakfast and lunch and it's just across the street from the King William District. The Gunthers were the owners of Pioneer Flour Mills founded in 1860! I use the Pioneer corn meal and love it. The restaurant is inside their old family home!

Now I had the most wonderful pancakes but I forgot to take a snap before they went into my tiny mouth! :) Hope you enjoyed walking with me today.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Walk Like A Man

Oh, how you tried to cut me down to size
Tellin' dirty lies to my friends
But my own father said "Give her up, don't bother
The world isn't comin' to an end"

(He said)

Walk like a man, talk like a man
Walk like a man my sonNo woman's worth crawlin' on the earth

So walk like a man, my son

Bye bye baby, I don't-a mean maybe
Gonna get along somehow
Soon you'll be cryin' on account of all your lyin
'Oh yeah, just look who's laughin' now

(I'm gonna)

Walk like a man, fast as I can
Walk like a man from you
I'll tell the world "forget about it, girl"

And walk like a man from you

~Sung by The Four Seasons


  1. What beautiful homes!! I loved the first one the best.

  2. Your trip looked lovely. All the homs were so gorgeous! I loved the little white wicker chair and the blue swing under the BIG tree. What a fun place to visit! Susie

  3. Hi Shelia! I enjoyed this post. I just love every picture. Every house has its own uniqueness and elegance.

  4. Oh sweet Shelia what a wonderful tour you took us on today ~ we love San Antonio and have been there several times but never visited that area. It is on my to see list now. We just talked about going back that way for our 2013 trip. Next year is East coast again up to Nova Scotia... LOVED your photos!!! That's my kinda day ♥

  5. Oh what a great tour! Looks like a great place, such beautiful homes too. I loved the Victorian. Have a great day Sheila!

  6. I think I'd look great walking out of that house hun; LOL I LOVE the Victorian one that you loved also; I could live upstairs and you downstairs...ok?? LOL

    Hugs, Shar

  7. Beautiful homes Sheila, lovin' the little cottage best:@)

  8. Oh my what beautiful homes. I bet you had a great time. Thanks for letting me tag along. Richard from My Old Historic House.

  9. What a nice start to my day! Thanks for giving me something nice to think about... before I write my Wednesday Whine. LOL

    I never made it down to San Antonio, or Austin. I always wanted to see the 'Hill Country' and that little town with all the cute olden houses...can't think of it's name... Fredricksburg!

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    @ Bunny Jean's Decor and More!

  10. WOW, wouldn't you like to live in that neighborhood? I would. You know,I can go on many sightseeing trips, but home tours is really at the top of my list. And even better, is to drive by at night and try to see what they look like on the inside. Whoops, guess I shouldn't tell that. LOL
    ♥ Chris

  11. Shelia what GORGEOUS homes!! That first one is my favorite!! Thanks for the great tour:) Martina

  12. WOW... I love those houses. I really like the Art Deco style one, very interesting!
    The kitties are so cute... you make friends everywhere!

  13. Thanks for sharing Shelia...I really love all the homes! :D

  14. Oh, what gorgeous old homes Shelia! Thanks for letting us come along on the tour with you! :-)

  15. I enjoyed my walking tour today, Shelia, thanks so much. These were really beautiful homes. I bet those pancakes were delicious. xo,

  16. I enjoyed this tour a lot and I'll be back to take a look again.
    Love the victorians and those beautiful porches but that cottage is my favorite.. It touches my heart.
    Nothing like good pancakes , huh..

    see ya soon

  17. Oh Sheila,
    Thank you for letting me tag along on your walk...I so enjoyed looking at all the beautiful house. What a lovely place. Have a wonderful day.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  18. I loved the walking tour with you, the houses are really lovely, and I liked the new little friends there. Doris Day indeed, wouldn't it be perfect?! Glad you had great pancakes, I would have eaten first and asked for my camera later, too :)


  19. Shelia, those are amazing homes. I really enjoyed it!!!

    Barb ♥

  20. I have NO idea what that could mean Miss Shelia , and I looked at the comments... nobody knows... yet. I'm sure you will get your answer soon.
    Nice homes, but yes my fav the cottage ; )

  21. Shelia,
    What a lovely walking tour! I just love to see the olden grands, too! When we travel for the weekend, I always check for Bed & Breakfast that are in these historic homes.
    Loved seeing the residents! That sign? Could it be the Texas version of "Be nice...or leave."???

  22. I love all of the houses. What a great tour, Shelia! Thank-you. I wonder if the sign is about not water lawns during the drought....I don't know.....

    *awesome* post!!!!

    Ricki Jill

  23. Hi Shelia,
    Thanks for the tour of this lovely town. Some of those homes are drop dead gorgeous!


  24. Thanks for your kind words! No worries! All is well. Fondly, Susie

  25. Great tour Miss Sheila!
    I was in San Antoinio many moons ago and I remember what a neat city it was!
    Love seeing those beautiful homes!

  26. How fun to go on your walk today -- I love the sweet cottage!

  27. Lovely homes...I like the photos. I would be thinking is someone going to shoot at me while I was taking them... you have more nerve then me. Trish

  28. Thank you so much for taking me along on this wonderful walking tour of such grand and beautiful homes!!!! I loved the little cottage too with the little wicker chair! The swing under the tree was so lovely too!Thanks again! XO, Pinky

  29. Shelia, I'm glad I didn't miss this post because I enjoyed looking at those gorgeous homes. I want a swing in my yard like the pretty blue one under that big old tree. Shannon

  30. LOVE the walking tour Shelia, those olden houses are amazing.

    The No Selfishness signs are in response to the "No Socialism" signs. A battle brewing in the quiet 'burbs of San Antonio.

  31. Oh my, sweet Shelia, what enchanting homes! I could easily handle living in any one of them! I can't even decide which is my favorite, I'd get to one and say, yes, this is it! Then change my mind. This is such a great post, thank you for sharing! Oh, I do love the song you choice today, we just heard "The Jersey Boys's" last week while we were on vacation! I just posted our travel log, a road trip!


  32. HI SHELIA!!!
    I have been to San Antonio many times, never knew this tour existed.....I will make sure I take it if I am ever lucky enough to get back there.
    Thanks for that, I loved it

  33. They have such beautiful homes in San Antonio - well, except for that modern one. That's one place I've never been but is on my bucket list. Thanks for the tour!

  34. Hi Shelia
    What beautiful homes! It must be a beautiful area to live in!
    AND that one doesn't look like a California home....teehee...
    Hugs, Ann

  35. Hi lovely lady. I love all your photos of the gorgeous homes!!! I also love the one with the white wicker chair so sweet. I hope you and your family have a great weekend.
    XXOO Diane

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