Miguel San poses for a photo in front of a vintage Volkswagen bus on Fourth of July, 2014. Photo by Scott Ball.

Photo Gallery: Fourth of July in Southtown, San Antonio

Thousands of visitors and locals hoping to catch the firework display at Hemisfair Park downtown last night were not disappointed by the lingering threat of thunderstorms.

Long before the first explosion, I arrived early and had some time to burn so I took a stroll into one of my favorite neighborhoods, Southtown.