All the fajitas and margaritas y'all can handle!

Trip Start Nov 22, 2009
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Trip End Nov 06, 2010


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Thursday, December 24, 2009

So the last 5 days have been spent in Texas. Arriving here on the 19th, we were exhausted from the flight so that day was spent sleeping! We were once again in a hotel so had the comfort of our own bathroom, our own double beds and a tv.

The next day, we trekked it out to downtown. Our hotel was on the main street, but about 11 blocks away from the city centre, so we definitely got some exercise in whilst we were here! Much to our horror, we managed to do everything that we had wanted to do in San Antonio in half a day! The Alamo was a disappointment, purely because it looks nothing like what it did back in the 1800s and you weren't allowed to take any photos of the interesting artifacts. But the gardens they've created there are really beautiful so we sat and watched squirrels for a while in the sun. Then we took a walk down the Riverwalk which is also very picturesque, and were spoilt for choice as to which restaurant to eat at for lunch. The weather while we've been in Texas has been amazing. Blue skies, sunshine - wearing my coat on most days was a choice I deeply regretted, especially once we'd done our 11 block walk into the city!

But since San Antonio had little else to offer, we booked a day trip out to Austin. When they say, "keep Austin weird", they're not joking! An ecclectic town, Austin comes alive at night. But we got to see the Texan capitol (15 feet taller than the one in DC) and stroll along Lady Bird Lake. It was a pity that bat season was over, but we got to see the Bat Bridge that thousands of bats fly over every night for most of the year. We walked around the city, then took advantage of the many bar happy hours that started early in the afternoon! A few drinks accompanied by some cool live jazz and blues music, and we were ready to go back to San Antonio. That day trip was our first Greyhound experience, and besides some small delays and slow service due to staff deficiencies, it wasn't half bad.

The rest of our time in San Antonio was spent shopping and at the movies (US movie tickets are so cheap comapred to home!), so a nice relaxing time heading up to Christmas. The Mexican food here too, is awesome. Last night I had a margarita and some beef fajitas - probably not good for the hips but definitely an awesome meal! We're off to Denver to spend Christmas day..preparing for our first truly cold weather since we arrived here in the States, it's snowing and temperatures are sub-zero so we can finally make use of the heavy winter wardrobes we lugged all the way here!

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!!

xoxox
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