Day 3 of Texas Adventure

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Day 3 October 18th2009

Texas Adventure

Today is day 3 of my Texas Adventure. Today I leave this fine city of Dallas and go to San Antonio, Texas to see the Alamo.

I leave the hotel very early today before breakfast around 6am or so. I set the GPS for the address of my hotel in San Antonio. I head off the road and venture onto I 35 which would be my main route to San Antonio. I good ride in the vehicle, the tunes are on to the local country music stations. It is a good drive all the way to San Antonio, I keep going and its hard to explain the drive. Really not much to say about the drive. I pass through a few communities from Waco and Austin Texas.

After a few hours I make a quick bathroom stop outside of San Antonio.

Trolley Car
Thank goodness I made that stop. It may be need for my concentration when I arrive into the city of San Antonio. As I Am getting into the main city the road I am supposed to follow is closed so I have to improvise a detour to get to the main centre. I make my way around the detour and get near the hotel area. I drive and end up being around the downtown area. My GPS is going a bit wile now so I have to improvise my route and just use good old paper map. Finally after a few wrong circles I end up in this really run down neighbourhood. With all these boarded up I make my way to the Travelodge and park the car. I did not realize I Am staying in a very Shady area of town. Many hoodlums are all hanging out in the parking lot here. I go to check in this place and the front desk girl is on the phone yelling at her boyfriend or someone, quite classy. I decide to stay here as it is only one night. I leave my motel and make my walk first thing to the Alamo. It is amazing to finally see this great piece of history.
Proof of being there - The Alamo
One of those things you see on TV and finally being here in person is priceless. Here is a bit of information from Wikipedia.

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The Battle of the Alamo (February 23 � March 6, 1836) was a pivotal point in the Texas Revolution. Following a twelve-day siege, Mexican troops under the President of Mexico General Antonio López de Santa Anna launched an assault on the Alamo Mission in San Antonio de Béxar (modern-day San Antonio, Texas).

The Alamo
All but two of the Texian defenders were killed. Santa Anna's perceived cruelty during the battle inspired many Texians�both Texas settlers and adventurers from the United States�to join the Texian Army. Buoyed by a desire for revenge, the Texians defeated the Mexican Army at the Battle of San Jacinto several weeks later, ending the revolution.�

I then go to a nice Irish Pub here for a later Lunch. I go have some Texan Lonestar beer and a burger. It is one of the best burgers I have eaten and watch NFL on TV at same time.

After lunch I make my way walking around the River walk. Its is very neat. Here is a list of some of the things I went to see that day.

1.

On BroadWay Ave
San Antonio downtown from the Tower of The Americas at night.
2. The River walk
3. The McNay Museum of Art
4. The Tower Life Building
5. Bexar County courthouse
6. San Antonio Public Library
7. The Tower of the Americas at night

8. The Alamo

I walk around this exciting place and take in all the historical areas of this fine city. It can be a bit rough out of the main tourist areas, but overall worth checking out.

There are no words to describe the excitement of this area. I will show you the goods through photos, as picture can tell you a 1000 words.

Anyways that is what I did in the day time.

In the evening I ended up going back to the Riverwalk area and went for some Wings and Beer at the Hooters by the river. Good place to hang on a quite Sunday night.

I then head back to my motel and decide it will be early start in the morning.

During the night I could not get any sleep .

Fancy Hotel
From midnight to 330 in the morning, this one couple were on the parking lot and screaming and yelling at each other non-stop for many many hours. It was a bad situation as both people were saying very violent things to one another. Finally I hear this loud voice by some guy in the motel who says he will take his Gun and Pop the two of them if they continue to yell. They do stop yelling after that.

I decide around at 5 am to leave this place as I had enough, I go to check out. On check out at the front desk. The funniest thing happens, the guy working the front desk is Mexican. Now I am not trying to offend anyone here. The Mexican guy name on his Nametag was actually Taco. Very funny. Anyways I check out that morning and check out my blog for the next day. Stay Tuned!

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Africancrab says:
Everyone likes the Alamo
Posted on: Mar 25, 2010
dallastexas says:
Sorry that you had such a rough experience in the wrong part of town. You should have checked with me before booking. My daughter graduated from San Antonio and I know that town very well. May be next time. Yes, riverwalk is my favorite specially at night. Many couples get married on the small bridge that connects both sides. http://www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com/photos/index.asp
Posted on: Oct 24, 2009
montecarlostar says:
I am glad you liked The Alamo, I enjoyed very much my visit there, especially since we defeated the Texans in that battle hehe. I am sorry about your poor sleep. That's why I usually take some ear plugs with me when I travel. You never know what kind of noises you will find during the night.
Posted on: Oct 24, 2009
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Texas Flag
Texas Flag
Trolley Car
Trolley Car
Proof of being there - The Alamo
Proof of being there - The Alamo
The Alamo
The Alamo
On BroadWay Ave
On BroadWay Ave
Fancy Hotel
Fancy Hotel
My Motel - Travelodge - Abit Dodgy…
My Motel - Travelodge - Abit Dodg…
On Route to San Antonio - I35
On Route to San Antonio - I35
Sideview
Sideview
room in the back
room in the back
field of dreams
field of dreams
Passing by Austin, Texas
Passing by Austin, Texas
My Motel - Travelodge - Abit Dodgy…
My Motel - Travelodge - Abit Dodg…
My Motel - Travelodge - Abit Dodgy…
My Motel - Travelodge - Abit Dodg…
My Motel - Travelodge - Abit Dodgy…
My Motel - Travelodge - Abit Dodg…
My Motel - Travelodge - Abit Dodgy…
My Motel - Travelodge - Abit Dodg…
Street Sign - photo so I remember …
Street Sign - photo so I remember…
Part of Downtown SA
Part of Downtown SA
Main Tourist Area
Main Tourist Area
Tourist Boat in River Walk
Tourist Boat in River Walk
A good monument
A good monument
Old Buildings
Old Buildings
The Alamo
The Alamo
Another photo of the Alamo
Another photo of the Alamo
The Alamo
The Alamo
The Alamo
The Alamo
Plague of the Alamo
Plague of the Alamo
A good walkway
A good walkway
Historic Area
Historic Area
rear of the Alamo
rear of the Alamo
Reat of the Alamo
Reat of the Alamo
An old Cannon
An old Cannon
A cool tree
A cool tree
nice park
nice park
The Alamo - Cant have too many ph…
The Alamo - Can't have too many p…
old time hotel
old time hotel
Horse Carriage
Horse Carriage
Gazebo
Gazebo
Fancy old hotel
Fancy old hotel
Old Downtown area
Old Downtown area
Structure
Structure
Old Time Building
Old Time Building
Riverwalk
Riverwalk
Riverwalk
Riverwalk
Riverwalk
Riverwalk
Riverwalk
Riverwalk
Riverwalk
Riverwalk
Riverwalk
Riverwalk
Riverwalk
Riverwalk
view of Tower of Americas
view of Tower of Americas
walkway on River walk
walkway on River walk
Riverwalk
Riverwalk
Interesting Tunnel on Riverwalk
Interesting Tunnel on Riverwalk
Interesting Tunnel on Riverwalk
Interesting Tunnel on Riverwalk
Riverwalk
Riverwalk
Good places to eat on Riverwalk
Good places to eat on Riverwalk
Nice Bridge on Riverwalk
Nice Bridge on Riverwalk
Church
Church
Really neat
Really neat
Something neat
Something neat
A neat bridge
A neat bridge
THe Public Library of San Antonio
THe Public Library of San Antonio
Old Time House
Old Time House
Riverwalk
Riverwalk
Downtown SA
Downtown SA
Downtown SA
Downtown SA
more of the Riverwalk
more of the Riverwalk
La Villita
La Villita
La Villita
La Villita
nice!
nice!
Riverwalk
Riverwalk
Bridge
Bridge
Good place to eat
Good place to eat
River
River
Nice FLowers
Nice FLowers
Nice Flowers
Nice Flowers
Nice Building
Nice Building
ducks
ducks
Riverwalk
Riverwalk
Cool
Cool
Good area
Good area
Good area of shops
Good area of shops
Shopping
Shopping
Nice Street
Nice Street
Cool
Cool
More Shops area
More Shops area
Some important dude
Some important dude
Good looking building
Good looking building
Main park
Main park
Good park
Good park
Tower of the Americas
Tower of the Americas
Dude Statue
Dude Statue
bottome of the tower of Americas
bottome of the tower of Americas
Museum
Museum
Street Scene
Street Scene
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A Place to Stay near the Alamo in San Antonio
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