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Alamo Plaza

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  • Day59

    The River Walk - San Antonio, TX

    April 18 in the United States

    After dinner stroll round The River Walk in downtown San Antonio. The place was buzzing with people eating, drinking and shopping on the side of the river. Amazing huge trees lined the river and boats that looked like colourful landing craft cruised round. Bronze statue if of a longhorn cattle drive. Mariachi bands were playing outside a couple of the restaurants. Thanks Ernie and Pat Corbello for telling us about this.Read more

  • Day67

    Day 67 - Come And Take It!

    November 13, 2016 in the United States

    Where we were staying in San Antonio was close enough to take a bus into downtown. We are staying in an Airbnb which is a tailor made flat above a double garage. It has everything we could need and is nice and cozy.

    On arrival in downtown we had a quick look in the Riverwalk Mall and then had Italian for lunch. We both had a pizza that set us up for the rest of the day. We sat outside during lunch and had a pleasant view of the riverwalk whilst the strong Texan sun reflected off the river's surface. The river dominates the city and has had a great deal of work on either bank to accommodate shops, restaurants and shaded seating areas. There is even a theatre, with the stage on one side of the river and the tiered seating area on the other. A really cool idea and it would be great to see a small production here. We went for a brief walk along the river and both Alice and I thought it had been constructed and maintained in good taste with plenty of information boards to remind the stroller of the area's rich history.

    Speaking of which, our first activity of the day was to visit the Alamo. It was at this one time Spanish Mission that a thirteen day siege took place during the Texas Revolution. 'Come and take it!' was a slogan used on flags raised during the siege and we walked around the mission and the adjoining museum to find out more. Alice and I were glad to have seen this important site for Texans and learn about the role of Spain in the development of modern North America.

    The sun was not letting up and so we continued our riverwalk under the shaded trees. It was still early and we decided on going to the cinema. I had wanted to see Dr. Strange and the timing for a 3D IMAX showing was perfect. Neither of us are big fans of 3D, however, the psychedelic imagery of this movie actually gives 3D a reason to exist. One moment the characters are talking and the next they are in a parallel world where buildings are bending over and the characters are running upside down. We both enjoyed the movie and we were given posters due to it being an IMAX movie. More goodies for the memento bag!

    It was dark by the time we left the cinema and it was time for a spin on our earlier riverwalk, a riverwalk in the dark! We had noticed lights around trees earlier and had hoped they were lit for a romantic evening stroll. Unfortunately they weren't, but our stroll was romantic none the less. After a while we realised we still weren't really hungry from all the popcorn and sweets we ate at the movies and so we grabbed quick light meals and headed home.

    Song of the Day:
    Johnny Cash - The Road to the Alamo
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  • Day135

    San Antonio - Alamo mm.

    October 6, 2016 in the United States

    Er man i San Antonio skal man selvfølgelig besøge the Alamo, som i dag ligger midt i downtown San Antonio. Dengang i 1836, hvor det berømte Battle of the Alamo udspillede sig, lå fortet syd for selve byen. Oprindeligt var det en franciskansk missionsstation, som så sidenhen blev til et militært forsvarsværk. Meget spændende at se the Alamo, hvor Davy Crockett, James Bowie og William Travis sammen med ca. 200 texanere blev besejret af den mexicanske president general Santa Anna og hans 5000 mand store hær. Alle 200 mand døde i slaget, der efter 13 dages belejring blev udkæmpet på 90 minutter. Texas tilhørte på dette tidspunkt Mexico, men oprørske texanere havde et ønske om at få en tidligere mexicansk grundlov genindført og havde derfor indtaget The Alamo. Denne belejring skulle vise sig senere samme år at føre til Texas´ uafhængighed ved slaget ved San Jacinto.
    Efter Alamo fik vi en god frokost på en af de lokale spisesteder på San Antonio Riverwalk og vi fik vi set en god del af San Antonio midtby, hvor netop Riverwalk'en er det store tilløbsstykke. Byens centrum er fyldt med flotte bygninger og masser af historie.
    Vi besøgte the Buckland og Texas Rangers museum. The Buckland museum er et meget specielt sted med flere hundrede udstoppede dyr, lige fra hajer og elefanter til antiloper og isbjørne. The Texas Rangers museum fortæller historien om hvordan rangerne startede og fremhæver nogle af de mere berømte Texas Rangers.
    Samme aften havde vi bestilt bord på en restaurant i toppen af Tower of the Americas, som er et 750 fod højt tårn midt i San Antonio. Restauranten ligger helt oppe under observationsdækket og drejer langsomt rundt, så man får en fantastisk 360 graders udsigt over byen, mens man får serveret super lækkert mad.
    Dagen får 4,5 ud af 5 stjerner.
    Roadtrip: I dag: 0 miles - i alt: 255 miles
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  • Day73

    The Alamo

    November 3, 2015 in the United States

    A moving shrine to those men who wanted a government independent of far away powers. Loaded with history and a Wilson Nicoll memorial FREE admission. No lines, beautiful sunny but mild weather. Situated right in the heart of downtown and surrounded by high rises.

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