Alamo KOA in San Antonio, TX

Trip Start May 04, 2012
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Friday, May 18, 2012

The San Antonio KOA was terrific.  Very kind staff that allowed early check in.  They drove us to our site and ensured that we had all the information we needed to get around San Antonio.  Additionally, we were able to fill up on propane prior to parking.
After working for awhile, Todd got ready and we crossed the street and waited for the Downtown 24 bus to take us to the Riverwalk.  Only $1.10/person, we figured this would be just like Vegas (convenient and cheep transportation without the hassle of parking).  This was not like Vegas!  First of all, we were overdressed for the occasion!  I wished that I had not worn so much jewelry, but really glad that we had left the camera.  The other bus riders were most likely homeless or hoodlums.  There were a few that made us very nervous and even postured as they exited the bus that we were not in the right place…
Point taken!  
The Riverwalk; however, was beautiful.  We grabbed a mexican lunch with cerveza's and margaritas.  Later we walked the length of the river and stopped in at least 5 other bars/restaurants for drinks.  Time to get a taxi back to the KOA, so we went to the valet at the Hilton and requested a cab.  20 minutes of waiting, we have our cab and less than 5 miles later we part with $25 at the KOA entrance.  But, we felt much safer than giving the bus another try at night.  A nice walk around the campground with Maddie and an early evening to bed as we are exhausted from leaving so early from San Felipe.
The following morning, Todd takes a 6 mile run and I hit up the KOA gift shop for that cowgirl hat I eyed at checkin.  Later we have another mexican luncheon and decide to walk off all that queso and cerveza's at the San Antonio zoo.  It was a nice zoo, but we forgot to take into consideration that it was Saturday and it was packed with families.  (Families with several screaming, crying, hysterical children).  Back to the KOA and a few hours in the swimming pool where we meet a couple of recent college grads who are touring the USA in a quick month before beginning work for Northwest airlines in PA.  They were down to only 2 guys as one of their buddies fell 35 ft. off the path at the Grand Canyon.  Side stepping a rattlesnake he landed on a 10ft ledge where he waited many hours for a helicopter to life flight him out of there.  This was a crazy story and I am sure one they will never forget.  Their friend by the way only had a few fractures and was in route home the slow and safe way.  The remaining 2 were eager to fulfill the trip as previously planned with enormous flask in hand…
Another walk around the park.  Grilled up a nice dinner and off to bed early again as our alarm rings at 4:30AM.  Carlsbad, NM is programmed into our GPS.  What a perfect time to exit San Antonio in the early AM on a Sunday.  Hardly a car on the road.  
Hill Country, TX is absolutely beautiful!  Northern Texas not so much...Lot's of oil drills and miles and miles of no civilization.  Carlsbad is not exactly what I had in mind, but our KOA is very nice.  I hope my next post brings about excellent adventures!

 
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