Tuesday, March 13, 2012

SAICFF Trip 2012

Our trip to San Antonio at the end of February was fast-paced but fun! We went down for the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival and for the Filmmakers Academy. The Academy was for 3 days at the beginning of the week - and it was fantastic. We got to hear so many wonderful speakers, including Doug Phillips, Geoff Bodkin, John Fornof, Kirk Cameron, Stephen Kendrick, and many others!
Even if I never get into film-making, all the thought-provoking lectures were completely worth it in terms of perspective and worldview. I came away very inspired to be alert and active for Christ in all areas of my life (including what films we allow into our homes). Click here to see pictures from the Academy. We also got to meet so many fun and like-minded people from all over the country!

I also enjoyed getting to see several blogging friends - Ashley, Gabrielle, Michaela, and Anna!

The Alamo.

Getting to spend a week in San Antonio was so much fun. It is such a beautiful city with all the old architecture, the fun little shops, historic downtown, and of course the Riverwalk!

A San Antonio Rose! :)

Aspen and Desarae on the Riverwalk
A tall stone church spire, and inside the Alamo courtyard.

During the time we were there, it was the anniversary of the first days of the seige of the Alamo. There were groups of reenactors who were talking to the crowds and even 'firing' a canon down the street!

Me, Mom, and Aspen on our way to the Alamo plaza to take the kids to see their favorite toy soldier shop.

The little ones enjoy a resting place on the riverside.

Right next to house where we were staying was Mission San Juan, with buildings dating from the 18th and 19th centuries.

A charming little stone house with built in garden beds!

The gatehouse reminded me of something from a medieval castle!

During the lunch breaks for the Academy and Festival, we enjoyed exploring the Riverwalk.

So many lovely vignettes!

A riverside cafe.
Lovely staircases

An adorably old-fashioned shop

We stopped to get an ice cream treat at a shop in the historic Menger Hotel,
just across the street from the Alamo.
(Wearing my blue hearts skirt from eShakti.)

All dressed up for the final night of the Festival!


1 comment:

Lilac Bud Gal said...

How fun that y'all got to go again! I'd really really like to go sometime.. but we'll see if the Lord has it in His plans! :)
Thanks for sharing the pictures! :) I enjoyed 'seeing' y'all again! And the P family, too! :)


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