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The two RV Gypsies enjoyed a couple of restaurants
plus The Tower of the Americas
in  San Antonio, Texas
May 6, 2015

Restaurants the two RV Gypsies enjoyed while in San Antonio.

Below: The Tower of the Americas is a 750-foot observation tower/restaurant located at HemisFair Park on the southeastern portion of Downtown San Antonio, Texas. The Tower is located in the middle of HemisFair Park and has an observation deck that is accessible by elevator for a fee. In addition, there is also a lounge and revolving restaurant at the top of the tower that provides panoramic views of the city. A bit more about The Tower of The Americas can be found in the San Antonio sub-menu below.

history bookIn 2004, Landry's Restaurants, Inc. won the bid for a 15-year lease to manage and operate the property for its owner, the City of San Antonio. Landry's undertook an extensive $8 million renovation of the existing restaurant and lounge and observation deck and added a 4-D film "ride" called "Skies Over Texas," that gives the history of Texas in a film format. Additionally, Landry's spent another $4 million to add approximately 200% more space for ground level attractions such as a gift shop and cafe. Renovations were completed and the tower re-opened with the new Eyes Over Texas Restaurant, Bar 601 and the Flags Over Texas Observation Deck on June 21, 2006. The restaurant rotates slowly, and observation deck entry was included in the cost of the tower tickets for the two RV Gypsies.

In September 2007, Landry's converted the Eyes Over Texas Restaurant into one of its Chart House Outlets.

Prior to Landry's, Frontier Enterprises (owner of San Antonio-based Jim's Restaurants) operated the Tower of the Americas' restaurant for more than three decades.

Tower of the Americas
Tower of the Americas

The two RV Gypsies enjoyed appetizers in the lounge.


The two RV Gypsies on the observation deck of The Tower of the Americas.

the observation deck
the observation deck

Views from The Tower of the Americas observation deck.

Views from The Tower of the Americas observation deck
Views from The Tower of the Americas observation deck
divider bar
The two RV Gypsies had a nice lunch along the "Riverwalk" at Mad Dogs British Pub
Mad Dogs British Pub sign
bar area

Below: Mad Dogs British Pub 2009 decor and the same area in 2015>

Mad Dog's British Pub display

Dollars around the ceiling 2009

Dollars hanging from the ceiling 2015

money on ceiling at Lee at Mad Dog's British Pub
money on ceiling
Lee at Mad Dog's British Pub British display
Irish Whiskey Barrel cocktail table
iIrish dude statue bagpipes
Scottish Eggs Appetizer

Appetizer of Scottish Eggs - hard boiled and lined with pork and bread crumbs and deep fried, then served with honey mustard. Excellent


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Menu for the two RV Gypsies Adventures
in  Texas
May 4 - 10, 2015

Houston TX & Blue Elbow Swamp

Westlake RV Resort in Houston

The Alamo

Restaurants in San Antonio

Louis Tussaud's Waxworks

Ripley's Believe It Or Not

SegCity Segways Tour

San Antonio (the city)

Medina Lake -Thousand Trails in Pipe Creek

San Angelo Visitor Center

San Angelo Riverwalk and art

Old Town San Angelo

Nature Center & Sunken Gardens

downtown San Angelo

San Angelo KOA

Monahans Sandhills State Park and rolling down the sand dunes

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the next adventure of the two RV Gypsies AFTER you have seen all of the above, please continue on to New Mexico