Knights Inn San Antonio East
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... to San Antone in the past - when Patrick and Cathy lived here, the Thanksgiving we saw the River Parade here with the Dots, my overnight trip to the zoo with the Girl Scouts, Kelly's days in San Antonio high society, etc. Walked around a bit and went to Mad Dog's pub for a digestif and to read our books. Back to the hotel, a bit of TV, then zonked out.
Tuesday July 7
Breakfast at Carmelita's - excellent breakfast tacos ...
This was a great group of guys and gals. We had Blue Knights, BYDS riders (Be Your Damn Self) and others. Mike Dutton of the Green Beret Foundation coordinated the ride with Antonio Halliburton of the BYDS riders. We all gathered, said a prayer to stay safe and hit the road for a 30 mile ride around northeast San Antonio to Willie's Grill and Ice House.
What a place, I ...
Today was a "get there" day. 285 miles, logged in for a total of 5,252 miles, 128.17 gallons of gas for $413.66. There were some beautiful buildings in old Galveston. Going over the bridge was beautiful and TX 6 was ok until I got closer to Houston where the traffic and lights took up a lot of time. I finally got on TX 35 which was a great rural road that brought me to I-10 west to San Antonio. In San Antonio I stopped in to Cowboy's Alamo Harley Davidson for my 5000 ...
... to stay on for the longest. It was hilarious seeing the young kids bob up and down on the sheep! A little boy won the event, he actually lasted all the way to the other end of the arena and would have kept going around but he was pulled off by an official because he had by far outlasted all the rest. When doing a little presentation for him, some famous cowboy came out to show him a gold plated belt buckle that he had won through prestigious competition - a way to ...
... not really knowing what to expect other than that we were going to see the Alamo.
After parking in a public lot (a very important detail I will get to a little later on) we hoofed it a couple of blocks to Mission San Antonio de Valero which began construction in 1724, and is most often referred to as the Alamo. Being Floridians, we were working on very little knowledge of Texas history (I think, although I am not positive, that Steele was working with a ...