Fireside Inn San Antonio / Ft. Sam Houston
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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 ...
... people and the second "Hidden Passages" tour had 8 people. They really stressed the importance of not touching the walls, ceilings or formations, pointing out that doing so was a third degree felony. Apparently the oils and dirt in human hands can impact the caves, and we could see evidence of that when comparing the first caves that had bats through them 4,000 years ago with the caves that were sealed off ...
After 3 buses we arrived at our San Antonio accommodation at midday. Feeling hungry and with limited options near us we ventured down the street to McDonalds for our first Macca's meal in the US! Disappointingly the burgers are no bigger than at home, but the drinks are huge, and everything is half the price of AUS! On the way back we managed to find an authentic Mexican market with a very popular bakery where we bought pastries for breakfast tomorrow. The afternoon was then ...
... clogged with traffic so it took us almost 1 hr 45 minutes to get to Heathrow from where we docked in Southampton. Luckily, our mileage upgrade did go through for the return journey, which means a much shorter line to check in and go through security. It also means access to the Admiral's Club - free snacks, free wifi, and best of all - quiet at one of the world's busiest ...
... she meant New Zealand - but, who knows! Since we arrived In San Antonio, we have been totally captivated. We are staying down on the river walk and with its Christmas decorations, it is a sight to see! My words cannot do it justice - hopefully I can find some photos to display it's beauty. (still only on phone photos till I can get to a Dick Smiths). New Years Eve was buzzing. Watched the fireworks from our room which was a perfect spot - away from the maddening crowd below! ...