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TravelPod Member ReviewsEcono Lodge San Antonio
One of the best hotels for a long stay we've had. Super nice staff, superior clean rooms and as with all things, location, location, location!
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Thought I would take a moment and catch up with travel blog. We've started this adventure over so many times, I prefer to think of the short departures from the road as way stations for either the pocket book or the body. The soul gets fed on the open road and each and every campground a hundred fold over four walls but you sometimes you can't feed …
... view of the Hill Country from his back yard. We sat at his kitchen table and chatted, then went up to the Comfort Cafe for dinner (chicken-fried steak, patty melt, sweet tea - yum!). Mike was his usual personable and entertaining self - we said goodnight and headed back to the hotel to literally fall into bed.
Thursday July ...
... we booked it back - the trip back was shorter than going out. We realized we rode about 12 miles total (according to my iPhone app) - not as many as we thought, and we could have gone further. Next time we'll start at the Alamo and go all the way through the missions and back - yeah! But nonetheless it was a great ride! Of course I had to ask Kelly if he "knew the way to San Jose" on the way back...ok, never mind.
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... spot is the Arneson River Theater, where the stage is on one side of the river, and the audience sits on the other side. The occasional tour boat will pass by during a show! Movie fans, this is where Sandra Bullock competed in the swimsuit event in "Miss Congeniality."
The Alamo was the site of a massacre by Mexican troops, but it's remembered as the inspiration that recruited many ...
... then drove as far as possible towards big bend until needing to stop. The next day was consumed mostly by driving to big bend. When we finally arrived around 5PM we did a few small walking trails next to the rio grande Mexican boarder before heading to our campsite and setting up. The next morning we woke up early and after a quick bit of breakfast went on a 13 mile hike. The route ascended quite quickly through mountains and then plateaued as we meandered around the river. ...