Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Antonio South
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Greetings, still from San Antonio;
Yesterday was a quiet day. Our only real activity was to go visit The Alamo. Walking inside the museum was very reminiscent of many of the Churches we have visited in Italy. There is a sense of quiet and reverence about what happened there. It was a moving experience. Pictures are not allowed in the museum but I did snap one of the outside.
... and they say Florida is hot!
Before I forget, let me tell you about our last dinner in New Orleans. We ate at John Besh's place Domenica, which is Italian for Sunday. It was a really authentic Italian trattoria, very informal and family friendly. The most memorable dishes we had were a pizza that we shared, with tomato and spicy salumi and an antipasto plate with meats and cheese. The pizza could have been made in Italy and brought to New ...
... practicing swimming, 80's music on the radio, then Tad, Andy and Daniel came in and I had a frozen margarita. Lunch was sandwiches in the room, followed by a little more park time. Then we showered and drove to San Antonio. First stop: ice cream shop. Next, Alamo. Then a stroll down the Riverwalk for a great dinner at Bella, a Mediterranean Italian restaurant. After dinner we did the mirror maze and laser challenge. We were all super tired and slept very ...
... not the traffic in front - couldn't see it! Then at a stop to take a breather we made a classic mistake - we listened to an old local - note; Ollie Top Tip, don't take advice from old Americans on routes or hotels!
The tip was: If you're heading into San Antonio, don't go into centre, take the ring road it's got loads of hotels on it and it's not far into town. Well we did this, soaked ...
... of wine.
10:10 PM London/4:10 PM San Antonio - Land at DFW. Realize that the same ladies have been drinking wine the whole 9 hour 45 minute flight and are smashed.
4:30 PM, DFW - Witness longest immigration line ever. Proceed through immigration, customs, and security.
6:20 PM, DFW - Make it through immigration, customs, and security. Connecting flight to SA is on exact opposite end of airport. Run ...