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APhA-ASP National Meeting 2009 “The Alamo City”

April 3-6, 2009 San Antonio, Texas

Capturing the spirit of Texas, San Antonio is a Mecca for history buffs. From its Native American occupation, discovery by Spanish explorers, old missions, the battle of the Alamo, and the Old West, the history and attractions of this beautiful city can entertain its visitors for days. When the area was first explored by Spanish expeditions in 1691 and 1709, the region was already occupied by a small Indian community established in the San Pedro Springs area, call Yanaguana. The first Spanish explorers gave the San Antonio River its name because it was the feast day of St. Anthony. The actual founding of the city came in 1718 by Father Antonio Olivares, when he established Mission San Antonio de Valero.


Meeting information
Receive reimbursement through two different options: by attending 2 primary and 2 secondary meetings OR 1 primary meeting and 3 secondary meetings ***It is your responsibility to find the liaison for each meeting and sign in. If you do not sign in with the liaison, we cannot count you as present at the meeting.

Primary Meetings APhA Opening Reception APhA-ASP Opening General Session APhA-ASP House of Delegates First Session APhA-ASP House of Delegates Final Session APhA-ASP Awards Ceremony Secondary Meetings APhA-ASP Welcoming Social ASP Committee workshops Catholic Pharmacist Mass Creighton University Alumni & Friends Reception APhA-ASP Open Candidate review APhA-ASP Region 5 Caucus Dean’s Dinner CE Meetings

Day/time Friday, April 3rd 7:309:30pm Saturday, April 4th 9:0011:00am Sunday, April 5th 3:005:30pm Monday, April 6th 8:30am12:00pm Monday, April 6th 6:008:00pm Day/time Friday, April 3rd 8:30pm11:59pm Saturday, April 4th 8:009:30am Saturday, April 4th 5:306:30pm Saturday, April 4th 6:007:00pm Sunday, April 5th 8:0010:00am Sunday, April 5th 1:302:30pm Sunday, April 5th 6:00pm @ Pico de Gallo Throughout the weekend

Liason(s) Scott Kershaw, Kathryn Schmid, Natalie Van Heek, David Williams

Kathryn Schmid David Williams Natalie Van Heek Scott Kershaw Liason(s) David Williams Committee chairs Natalie Van Heek Kathryn Schmid Natalie Van Heek David Williams Scott Kershaw Show an executive a pamphlet from your meeting

Note: On Sunday we will be wearing our new Creighton polos!

Executive Team Member Contact Information:
Scott Kershaw – (402) 547-0161 David Williams – (816) 853-1137 Natalie Van Heek – (605) 660-3849 Kathryn Schmid – (402) 617-886


Sites and Attractions Information
The Alamo - On the east side of Alamo Plaza is the most famous historical site in Texas where 189 defenders fell on March 6, 1836, after repeated attacks by Mexican General Santa Anna army. Mission San Antonio de Valero (The Alamo) was established in 1718 as the city's first mission. We give history talks to visitors on the hour and the half hour except during lunch time (12pm – 1:00pm). Due to the number of visitors that visit the Alamo each year we are unable to give walking tours. Address: 300 Alamo Plaza Phone number: 210-225-1391 Hours of operation: Monday through Saturday open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sundays 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m Admission price: free

Buckhorn Saloon and Museum - The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum is proud to have been voted "Best Attraction" by the Downtown Alliance/San Antonio. Discover more than 120 years of history.... Texas style. Marvel at two stories of the most exotic collections you've ever seen, from our unique horn collection, to cowboy memorabilia and fish from the Seven Seas. See a two headed calf and a lamb with eight legs! Test your hand in our authentic shooting gallery and arcade. Don't miss the world's only Wax Museum of Texas History. And, don't forget to swing by the Buckhorn Curio Store, where you'll find extraordinary Texas collectibles and authentic Buckhorn souvenirs for the entire family. Address: 318 E Houston St. Phone number: 210-247-4000 Hours of operation: Sunday through Thursday open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission price: Adults are $10.99 and special rates for groups of 10 or more King William historic area - A 25-block area near downtown on the south bank of the San Antonio River. In the late 1800's the King William District was the most elegant residential area in the city, originally settled by prominent German merchants. The sizable mansions and quaint homes built by these early elite are definitely worth seeing. It was zoned as the state's first historic district, and has once again become a fashionable neighborhood. The Guenther House and Steves Homestead are opened for tour, but most are private residences. Address: 1032 South Alamo Plaza Wax Museum and Ripley’s Believe it or Not! - Our Plaza Wax Museum features a collection of wax figures displayed within themed sections of Hollywood, Children's land of Make Believe, Freedom's Journey (contains a 66-foot wall mural dedicated to our country's history), Horror (optional section), History, Religion (this section contains The Passion of Christ - the Last Supper, Cruxification and Resurrection and much more!) Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Allows you to discover one-of-a-kind oddities, curiosities and illusions gathered from all over the world by Robert Ripley. There are over 500 exhibits - one of the largest in the world! Address: 301 Alama Plaza Phone number: 210-224-9299 Hours of operation: Open daily and closing times vary depending on season – call ahead ahead of time. Admission price: $13.95 for adult single attraction; $17.95 for adult combination ticket Witte Museum - The Witte Museum is San Antonio's premiere museum of South Texas history, culture, and natural science. Located in Brackenridge Park, on the banks of the San Antonio River , the Witte offers permanent exhibits that include dinosaur skeletons, cave drawings, wildlife dioramas, and even some live

animals. Several historic homes have been reconstructed on the campus, which also features the very popular H-E-B Science Treehouse. Address: 3801 Broadway Phone number: 210-357-1900 Hours of operation: Monday - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday - 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. WednesdaySaturday - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday - Noon - 5 p.m. Admission price : $8.00 for adults Tower of the Americas - For more than 35 years, the 750-foot-tall Tower of the Americas has offered residents and tourists of San Antonio, Texas, the most breathtaking view of the Alamo City - visitors dine at the Tower's revolving restaurant or enjoy the scenery from the observation deck. Now, Landry's Restaurants, Inc. has taken the experience to a whole new level. Address: 600 HemisFair Park Phone: 210-223-3101 Hours of operation: Sunday-Thursday 10am-10pm and Friday-Saturday 10am-11pm Admission Price – Adults are $10.95 for the observation deck San Antonio Zoo Address: 3810 N St. Mary’s St Phone: 210-735-7455 Hours of operation: Daily 9am-5pm Admission price - $10.00 SeaWorld – the world's largest marine life adventure park and family entertainment showplace, presents a splashy lineup of more than 26 sensational shows, thrilling rides, animal attractions and educational experiences for all ages. It's actually four parks in one on 250 acres: a show park, a rides and slides park, a water park and an amazing animals park. Address: 10500 Sea World Dr Phone: (800) 700-7786 Hours of operation: Friday April 3rd – 10am-6pm; Saturday April 4th – 10am-8pm; Sunday April 5th – 10am-6pm; Monday April 6th - closed Admission price – Single day admission $54.99 or 4-pack for $46.00 (total of $184.00) Six Flags – Experience the best in thrilling rides, exciting live entertainment and a free waterpark all at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Address: 17000 IH 10 West Phone: (800) 473-4378 Hours of operation: Friday April 3rd – closed, Saturday April 4th – 10am-9pm, Sunday April 5th – 10:30am-7pm, April 6th – closed Admission price – buy online - $34.99, at the park - $49.99\ Feik School of Pharmacy Museum – shows antique furniture, examples of how prescriptions were once prepared, and pharmacy history Address: 4301 Broadway Phone: 210-829-6000 El Mercado – San Antonio’s most unique and exciting shopping, dining and entertaining experiences. From early morning until late at night, Market Square is alive with activity. Visitors browse through the 32 shops at "El Mercado," an area patterned after an authentic Mexican market. In addition, there are 80 specialty shops in Farmers Market Plaza Address: 514 W Commerce ****Can take the trolley to get there


Original Mexican Restaurant - Mexican specialties and beverages with great river views inside and out. Live Mexican music in the evenings Wed.-Sun. Address: 528 River Walk/415 E Commerce Phone number: 210-224-9951 Hours of operation: Open 24 hours Price: $10-$15 per person Saltgrass Steak House - The Saltgrass Story Our story goes back to the mid 1800s, when millions of Longhorn roamed freely throughout Texas. With the taste of beef becoming a newfound favorite in the North, Texas ranchers prospered as never before. Each winter the Longhorn were driven to the Texas Gulf Coast to graze on the rich coastal saltgrass. And when they headed for market, they followed the legendary Salt Grass Trail, known far and wide for the best beef in the whole Lone Star State. In 1952, this historic trail ride was revived by four riders to publicize the opening of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Today, the ride has become an annual celebration of that original Texas spirit. The first Saltgrass Steak House still stands along this historic trail. The Saltgrass Steak House recaptures the flavor of the open campfire. Steaks, chicken, and seafood, chargrilled to perfection. Complete with breads, soups and desserts, made fresh daily. Address: 502 River Walk Phone number: 210-222-9092 Prices: $16-$24 per person County Line Bar-B-Q - Serving up the biggest, leanest, most consistently delicious barbeque in San Antonio. Also serving grilled steaks, kabobs, salads, margaritas, and more. Address: 111 W Crockett #104 Phone: 210-229-1941 Prices: $16-$24 per person Dick’s Last Resort - This is the joint your mama warned you about. Dick's serves up buckets of barbecued ribs, chicken, catfish, shrimp and crab legs. Platters include steaks, crabby cakes, salmon, mahi-mahi and even salads for the wimpy eater. Lunch includes sandwiches, salads and buckets of good food. The wait staff is irreverent by design, and the decor is local gargage-sale stuff. Seventy-four kinds of beer. Live music, no cover, no dress code and definitely no class. Billed as "The Rowdy of the River". Address: 406 Navarro Phone: 210-224-0026 Prices: $14-$20 per person Michelino’s Ristorante Italiano - Try Italian specialities you'll swear are back from the old country! Their wine list features superb, yet affordable selections to complement any meal Address: 521 River Walk Phone: 210-281-1292 Prices: $16-24 per person Republic of Texas Restaurant, Inc. - Larger than life menu offerings include a Gigantic El Grande Mexican plate, half-pound burgers and 46 oz. margaritas. On the River Walk, this restaurant also has a wooden dance floor with a D.J for late night fun. Address: 526 River Walk Phone: 210-226-6256 Prices: $10-15 per person


Pubs and Clubs
Howl at the Moon – singing, clapping, stomping, dance-on-the-piano, rock N roll dueling piano show. It’s part concert, part piano bar and all centered around audience interaction and two baby grand pianos. Howl offers an experience beyond the average bar with live entertainment, comedy and sing-a-longs throughout the night. Address: 111 W Crockett ****We will be going to Howl at the Moon to celebrate Dani Wosick’s birthday Saturday April 4th. Everyone is invited. Coyote Ugly - Daily specials, great atmosphere, and of course the sizzling Coyotes Address: 409 E Commerce St. Waxy O’Connor’s Irish Pub – Irish and English beers on tap. Great pub food. All the latest worldwide football, rugby matches and more Address: 234 E Commerce St. Club Rive!– San Antonio’s hottest dance party on the riverwalk. Club Rive DJs play a variety of dance music. Located in the Presidio Plaza. Address: 245 E Commerce St. Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub – Right on the San Antonio River Walk, Durty Nelly's Irish Pub is one of those classic old-fashioned pubs with peanut shells covering the floor and piano music for the drunkards to sing along. Known for having one of the best beer selections in San Antonio, the bar fills up fast regardless of the season as locals take the place of tourists in the off months. Durty Nelly's also offers outside seating, the perfect way to people-watch on the Riverwalk. Many folks come all the way to San Antonio just to drink and do sing-alongs at Nelly's Irish Pub. Address: 200 S. Alamo Esquire Tavern - The longest wooden bar in Texas at 79 feet long is right in the most popular spot in San Antonio, the River Walk. The Esquire Tavern can fill with tourist in season and mariachis roam around trying to get money for songs. When it gets later in the night, the San Antonio crowd has known to be more rough around the edges and packed in tight at the Esquire Tavern which can always cause some friction. Esquire Tavern may be reminiscent of a time in the Old West when cowboys tipped their hats low and glared at any new meat but the bar is an amazing sight and the drinks are cheap at this San Antonio Riverwalk bar, just keep an eye out. Address: 155 E Commerce

Downtown streetcars If you need to get around downtown, the VIA historic streetcars are the way to go. Four different streetcar routes travel throughout downtown carrying visitors, shoppers, sightseers, and downtown residents. Streetcars come by each stop about every 10 minutes so there’s never a long wait. It’s $1.10 for a ride and you can pick up a route map at your hotel. You can get to Pico de Gallo (Dean’s dinner) by either the yellow or purple line. To and from the airport Your hotel may offer a shuttle service to and from the hotel – check with them. A taxi to the downtown area will be around $20.00