Remember the Alamo!

Trip Start Nov 18, 2008
Trip End Dec 14, 2008

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Thursday, November 27, 2008

At 3am this morning we got woken up by the motel phone ringing. It was kind of scary cuz we had no idea of what was going on! It was hard to fall a sleep again for some of us. Greg went down to the office to ask what it was all about, and appearantly there was a mistaken wake up call, either a prank or some sort of computer glich.  After a second "meeting" with the manager in the morning we got a free night there out of it, non of us could really complain too much about it. We had a fast breakfast and then we went in to San Antonio and the Alamo. The Alamo is a battle ground where 183 settelers in texsas was outnumbered by the Mexican army defending Alamo for 13 days and were killed to the last man. This is a very important point in the Texsas history, and an even more important pilgrimage for Texans... since it helped the rest of the texsans to gather and fight for their independence from mexico... anyways, it was a pretty garden and a pretty old church, in the middle of san Antonio, filled with school kids and other tourists. This place is almost a religious mecca for some Texans! I cant get the thought of king of the hill out of my head when Hank teaches bobby about the Alamo!  So after that we saw the famous river walk... a very impressive artificial river going thru the middle of shopping districts and restaurants.  It was very beautiful with waterfalls, fountains, and palm trees.  It was here in San Anton that I finally found my cowboy hat...Greg and I just found it extremely necessary to buy these.  I mean a cowboy is something every little American boy has idolized.  So needless to say Texas has treated us very well.  Now I sit in the car after hours of driving with many more ahead of us.  We drove through some very beautiful dessertous country with mesas, dry rolling hills filled with cactus and just some of the most amazing scenery in US. Now that its dark we have lost the thrill of looking out the window and found it a good enough time to type.  We are headed to El Paso.  This has new significance to me since my deceased best friend josh was born there.  I was hoping to make a trip down to Big Bend park in south Texas but seeing as we need to make it to LA by thanksgiving we are slightly pressed for time.  So pretty soon we'll be fixin to eat some supper.  Goodnight y'all.
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