San Antonio: Having an Easy Good Time Without Internet

San Antonio Subaru Adventure

On Wednesday, we arrived at the reserved San Antonio loft around 3:00 pm. The suite was nice and clean. Everything was as expected, except for one thing: no wifi connection. I texted the owner of the suite, assuming we would get a response way before our return from sightseeing.

It took our Subaru fifteen minutes to get to the Pearl District, one of the best shopping, eating and biking areas of San Antonio.  To my surprise, there was plenty of free parking. Pearl, located north of downtown San Antonio, as a former brewery operating from 1883 to 2001, reflects a vivid past while transforming itself to modern multi-use sophistication.

Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, Pearl was pretty quiet when we got there, and it was not even 4:00 PM. We walked around and admired the beauty of this charming region. Here are some photos of Pearl I took:

1. The Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio

The Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio
The Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio

2. Hotel Emma

Hotel Emma, San Antonio
Hotel Emma

3. Restaurant La Gloria

Restaurant  La Gloria, San Antonio
Restaurant La Gloria Skeleton
Restaurant  La Gloria, San Antonio
Restaurant La Gloria Guitar Man

Another hot spot we wanted to check out is the Historic Market Square. From the Pearl District to the Market Square, it took us 12 minutes by car. We got there around 5:00 pm, and all the curio shops were closed.

Only some restaurants and bars were open. We did window shopping literally, admiring the colorful and exotic curios and artifacts. Even though the streets were empty, the blooming flowers still made the streets look vibrant.

Historic Market Square
Historic Market Square
No call, No text, No Internet

By the time we returned to our bnb, it was about 7:30 pm. I checked my phone: no response from the owner of the loft. I sent her another message. Still no answer. The truth is that I have never heard from her again. Even when we checked out the next day and texted her goodbye. Not a word from her. Strange. 

Life without the internet is different. And life away from home without the internet is very different. You feel more alone and isolated but more observant at the same time.
Now we are connected again and I will write about our new Subaru adventure after San Antonio.

Until next time, please take care!