The South Continued…Baton Rouge and San Antonio - Riverdance

The South Continued…Baton Rouge and San Antonio

Kevin Horton, Dancer, Boyne Company

Last Monday we travelled to Baton Rouge, Louisiana from Biloxi. It was only a two hour bus journey, so we arrived to the warm weather ready to enjoy our day off. Although the hotel was about a 10 minute drive from the theater and main town, there was plenty to keep us busy. The hotel rooms overlooked a courtyard with a pool and many of us spent our days relaxing by the pool. Baton Rouge had a great southern charm to it and around the theater there were many shops and restaurants. I didn’t try the alligator, but I heard it tasted just like chicken.

Lead dancers Craig Ashurst and Alana Mallon enjoy a nice meal in Baton Rouge

Our three shows went by very quickly and before we knew it, we were on the bus to San Antonio, Texas. It was a rather long day and the bus trip took around ten hours; we couldn’t wait to check out the city. We were right in the middle of downtown on the famous riverwalk. There is a river that flows thru the center of the city and is lined with different specialty restaurants and bars. Most of the cast enjoyed a nice meal out on Thursday and a few drinks at an irish pub called Waxy O’Connors. A funny fact about the riverwalk is that there are no railings actually protecting you from falling in!

The riverwalk near our hotel

The Alamo is a famous landmark located in downtown San Antonio that dates back to 1836. It is the last standing structure from the Battle of the Alamo, which was a pivotal point in the war for Texas to become part of the United States. It is a great part of history to experience and I am glad we all had the chance to check it out.

Steve Woods and Christina McGrath at the Alamo

We were sad to see our weekend of five shows end, because everyone really enjoyed what San Antonio had to offer, but it was time to head to Omaha.

Check back next week!


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