Day 19 - Alamo to Bats

Trip Start Jul 03, 2013
Trip End Jul 25, 2013

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Flag of United States  , Texas
Sunday, July 21, 2013

We slept as late as we could, but still early enough to catch the hotel breakfast. Then into San Antonio we returned. Checked out the Alamo, got ice cream, and wandered the town again. Then headed off to Austin. Girls wee too exhausted to hit up Barton Springs so we chilled at the hotel through heat of the day, and then rented a bike for Chandler and hit Town Lake. Found a nice Asian Fusion place, and made it to the Congress Avenue bridge by sunset for the bats. Too cool. Bat to the hotel, where I went swimming and the girls chilled.

States Visited: Texas
Stops Made: Alamo, Riverwalk, Austin River Bike Trail, Congress Avenue Bridge
Meals: breakfast in hotel; early dinner at Asian Fusion diner in downtown Austin
Accommodations: Embassy Suites in Austin
Miles Driven: 109 miles
Driven on Interstates: 99 (91%)
Drive Time: 1:59 (~55 mph avg)
Weather: hot and humid, starting at 88° in the morning, and climbing to 98° early afternoon

Movie Watched: (none)

- nice breakfast in hotel
- cool visit to Alamo
- great Hagen Daz ice creams on hot day
- short but nice Riverwalk
- great bike ride along lake Austin
- watching 1.5 million bats fly out from under a bridge at sunset
- nice swim in the pool

- breakfast ending at 9am requiring early wake up
- having to drive 30 minutes into San Antonio due to staying so far out of town
- not going to Barton Springs swimming hole due to girls being hot and tired
- being given wrong directions (several times) for a bike rental, causing Chandler to walk a mile
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