Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Antonio Rivercenter Area
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... was right at lunchtime . Fairly large dining area inside and al fresco with a nice view of the river. Everyone's casually dressed and very laid back, very at ease atmosphere. Sonya arrives looking great as usual. Smiling,excited,eager and hungry all in one. We get seated and order lemonade,really good stuff,and she tells me what she's ordered in her previous visits. I study the menu and choose something not on the menu! Chicken enchiladas with mołe sauce on top. ...
6th-7th August Not a great deal to talk about after yesterday as it was a driving day, we drove from New Mexico into Texas, and drove down to San Antonio, a fairly uneventful drive. When we arrived we put up tents and then most people went to enjoy the pool, which was lovely. I have decided I don't know how people survive here, the humidity and the heat are unbelievable! Then Marie and I went into San Antonio to have a look round the river walk, ...
... to the cause of Texas Independence. It was recently designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Riverwalk was created in the 30s as part of a flood control effort. There are several dams and floodgates, like this one just below our window. It winds through the whole downtown area, and extends to the King William Historic district in the south, and the new Museum Reach to the North.
Next day we all got on ...
... 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. ...
... our hotel was very comfy indeed, another well picked place from Stef.
We made the most of the following day, visiting the Alamo first up. It was a compound which originally comprised a sanctuary and surrounding buildings, was built by the Spanish Empire in the 18th century for the education of local Native Americans after their conversion to Christianity. It was eventually abandoned and became ...