A stroll along the Riverwalk
By LDN staff
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past weekend part of the LDN staff had the pleasure of attending the
Final Four festivities in beautiful San Antonio, Texas. It would
have been a lot more beautiful had the "right" team in orange (right
team in orange = Illinois; wrong team in orange = Oklahoma State)
been there too! Since that was not the case, we obviously just had
to make the best of it. And the best of it was pretty good. It is
always fun to be in an atmosphere like the college national
It is even more fun when the setting
takes you to what we believe is one of America's top five cities for
entertainment. In fact, I am so mesmerized by the success that
basically a canal can have on a city that I am amazed that more
towns in the country haven't built one themselves! It is a gold mine
waiting to happen. Sure, it would cost some money, but couldn't you
file it under something like flood control?
All I know is that the Riverwalk in San
Antonio is one of the most entertaining experiences in the country.
It is family-friendly even with what appear to be enormous amounts
of liquor options. It is historical. The boat rides are as good as
any you could find even in Europe. The food is out of this world.
Celebrities are everywhere for those with the trained eye. And most
of the important stuff that you would want to see is within walking
We don't find ourselves in agreement
with the experts of college basketball very often, but on this one
thing we do agree with CBS' Jim Nance when he said earlier this week
that the Final Four should have a permanent home in San Antonio.
Never has a commentator made so much sense.
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As fate would have it, we ran into
Nance coming out of a restaurant on the walk last Friday night. I
suspected that this was God's way of giving me and the LDN an
opportunity to show our support of Mr. Nance. I hope I didn't
interrupt his conversation, but I quietly confided in him that we
and the LDN agreed with his stand on making the Alamo City the
full-time host of the national championship. You will never guess
what he said. He was so spellbound by the way I termed and phrased
things that he didn't say one word. I took that to mean that the LDN
had triumphed once again!
…Oh, yeah, one more thing… there were
some games played in the Alamodome, but they were an afterthought to
Illinois' sensational year (and Greg will bring you up to date on
those outcomes). As for me, I just loved meandering through one of
my favorite garden spots, the stroll along the Riverwalk.
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