Everything is bigger in Texas!!

Trip Start Feb 23, 2010
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Trip End Jul 18, 2010


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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Lafayette, Louisiana was as we expected and served merely as a stop off before the big treks across Texas to come. The journey to San Antonio was hassle free and we cruised into the city to the sound of gun shot fire. Don't worry it wasn't old leatherface ripping the place up again but a reinactment of the battle of the Alamo wherein Texas gained its independence from nearby Mexico. Having started our camping stint of the tour we only had 3 hours in San An to take in the sights before we had to head back to the camp ground. We watched the reinactment, checked out the Alamo itself then walked along the riverside bars & cafés.
    Gaz (who has done a few treks before) informed us that the Hooters bar in San An was the best of the 12 he had visited across the U.S (in terms of chicken wings and quality beer, ofcourse :P) so we promptly ducked and weaved through the packed riverside promenade to find it. With our British accents and cool story of travelling across America in a van we set about impressing our scantily clad waitresses. Our waitress did comment that we "were the most interesting people in the bar" which we took to mean "I want to marry you all" and we did get a picture but unfortunately time escaped us and we headed back to camp.
    The next day we drove another 8 hours (Texas is huuuuuge) to Big Bend National Park which shares a border with Mexico. We were met at Big Bend by impressive mountains and stunning scenery and also by a Park Ranger who warned us that there had been several sightings of Black Bears and Mountain Lions recently near our camp ground, queue me shitting myself at any slight rustle in the bushes for the next two days solid. Big Bend was a great experience though, we spent the days hiking (which was a welcome bit of exercise after all the junk food the U.S has to offer) and the nights playing drinking games & again jumping at any slight noise heard from the wilderness. Next stop is another beast of a drive across the rest of Texas to Tombstone, Arizona apparently a little town full of old school saloons. Awesome.

p.s apologies for the lack of photo's, hopefully will get them up soon when we find better internet.
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