Howard Johnson Inn & Suites San Antonio
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Our only activity today was an attempt to get the suitcases fuller before we head home in three weeks. We went to many stores over 6 hours and didn't get much at all, despite trying on lots of clothes. The day was pretty warm but it got overcast so the day was comfortable despite being in the late 80s. For lunch we had Taco Bell and for dinner we had ...
... the caves we stopped at the Animal Park and Snake Farm on the way back to the hotel. There were a huge number of snake types either some brilliant colours and patterns. Outside we saw some cool animals including fennec fox, white lion, macaw, prairie dog and hyenas. Some of the cages seemed inappropriate for the animals, in that they were pretty basic and concrete. For dinner we went to Wendy's and had some ...
... fished out of the canal though.
I sneaked off later to the more local Fiesta de los Reyes on Market Square which was much more raucous with 3 music stages although I felt rather old & sober compared to the local mainly Spanish heritage people out to play. It's nice however to recognise at least some Spanish.
A final Denny's breakfast bash and more swimming before Meredyth headed home & we headed to ...
... the many trees and bushes making it a great place to have lunch. Of course no trip to San Antonio would be complete without a trip to The Alamo. Not far from our hotel the Indian mission know as the Alamo, made famous by the courageous stand in 1836 by Davy Crockett and about 290 Texans who faced an overwhelming force ...
... s own. I toured the inside of the Alamo and the gardens and took photos of what was, almost 200 years ago, manned by two of my childhood heroes, Davy Crocket and Daniel Boone. The building is made of a rough stone of pinkish tan, and appears to me to be of a Spanish style. The inside is all stone with a stone floor. It is rather small and dark, lit only by 2 large rustic chandeliers that hang from the ceiling. I took one photo before ...