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Harry and Judy's RV Trip
No Photos 21st Apr 2011 - Summer 2011
Day 5-San Antonio

Got picked up at the campsite by Alamo Tours at 8AM!!! We're with him for the day.  First went to the Riverboat rides and took a ride around San Antonio on the river.  Riverwalk runs all along the river under the street's really cool.  Then went to the Japanese Sunken Gardens outside of town, gorgeous limestone, plants and fish.  Back to town to the Buckhorn Saloon and Museum, neat stuff inside, all kinds of stuffed animals from all over the world, a 125 foot bar, recreated western town, Bonnie & Clyde's car (with bullet holes). Texas Rangers museum and all kinds of furniture and stuff made with buckhorns.  Then we got dropped off at the Alamo, which is in the middle of town and we did our own thing for a couple of hours. Everybody told me the Alamo was small so I was surprised it was as big as it was.  Compared to the other missions we saw later in the day it was really small and not much character but lots of history.  Went to 2 other missions, San Jose and Conception. Had lunch on the river at Casa Rio's, oldest restaurant in San Antonio and got serenaded by a mariachi band and some ducks looking for a handout.  Beautiful big mesquite trees all around.  Went to Menger hotel, old, supposedly haunted hotel and got a tour, then the last stop was Market St., lots of Mexican shops in a mall like setting.  Got back to the campsite about 5 and met a new couple who were just setting up in the site next to ours, Jim and Bonnie.  Sat and talked with them and David and Marlene, who we met in Lousiana and the campground owner, Teri, for a while.  Still dusty but otherwise nice, about 85. Heard the wildfires are bad toward Big Bend so we're goin to stick to Plan A and go to Fort Stockton tomorrow.  Almost hate to leave here, we met some great people and really had a wonderful stay, but the west beckons us.

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