Trip Start Jan 04, 2010
23Trip End Jun 30, 2010
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We arrived on the Monday and checked into Dixie Campground. The owners here were lovely and couldn't have been more welcoming or helpful. This must be what the good old Southern hospitality is all about. We checked into the park and then caught the bus into town. We headed over to the Riverwalk.
The next day we headed to Market Square for a bit of shopping. The merchants mainly sold jewellery, Tex Mex sauces and spices, vanilla, leather, novelty t-shirts and lots of Mexican arts and crafts.
On our last day in San Antonio we visited the Alamo, which is San Antonio’s first Spanish mission. It’s famous for the 1836 Battle of Texas Independence in which Davy Crockett, among others, fought and died for their independence.
Before hitting the road and heading North to Austin we stopped at a whole in the wall restaurant called Chatmans Chicken. All I wanted was to try some traditional Southern Fried Chicken and that’s exactly what we got. I had lemon pepper chicken and Morgan being a whole lot more adventous then me tried the gizzards and livers. Whilst I am normally willing to try most things at least once, I drew the line here! The sides deserve a mention, we tried the fried okra, corn fritters and potoatoe salad. I’m sure I put on weight just looking at the meal. And so it was that we left San Antonio with full bellies and a great impression.