The Alamo and Riverwalk

Trip Start Sep 05, 2007
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Trip End Oct 16, 2007


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Tuesday, October 2, 2007

I left Midland heading to San Antonio around 9 this morning and found out that Texas is not as flat as I thought it was. Between Midland and San Angelo along route 158 are small mountains made up of mainly rock, sand and brush. Then I got into the hill country which are made up of rolling hills that are very scenic. I stopped in Boerne, which is about 30 miles from San Antonio, got into my hotel, dropped off my things, and headed into San Antonio.
The highway traffic was congested but once you get off the highway and into the downtown area where the Alamo is located, it is actually not bad. I was sure that they would get you good for parking, but was surprised that it was only five dollars for the whole day.
The Alamo is a great place to visit history up close and see a lot of historical artifacts that of course they did not let you take pictures of. You can take as many pictures on the outside but not the artifacts on display on the inside. Inside you will find  Davy Crockett's gun as well as well as some knives used by James Bowie, The outside consist of  some cannons and the six flags of Texas. There is a portable wall describing events of the battle. There is also a small museum showing many artifacts from this time period and giving more detail surrounding the event. Inside the grounds are many plants and cacti of the area and a hugh oak tree with hugh branches that angle every way possible.
After leaving the Alamo, I crossed the street and started the River Walk entering through the Hyatt Hotel.
The River Walk is a 2 1/2 mile stretch of beautifully landscaped waterfront that features many  hotels, restaurants, night clubs, bars, shopping centers and businesses. I not only walked the river walk but also took the boat tour that explains a lot of the history and the buildings surrounding the river. This was a fun place that someday I hope to return too and spend more time there.
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webqueen
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Did you check the basement?
Don't know if you recall the movie 'Pee Wee's Big Adventure' - but whenever I hear about the Alamo, I recall that part in that movie when he asked f it had a basement - and everyone making fun at him for asking!

Looks like you're having a great tour of the states. Good for you!

webqueen
webqueen on

Did you check the basement?
Don't know if you recall the movie 'Pee Wee's Big Adventure' - but whenever I hear about the Alamo, I recall that part in that movie when he asked if it had a basement - and everyone making fun at him for asking!

Looks like you're having a great tour of the states. Good for you!

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