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The Alamo

Monday, February 26, 2007

semi-overcast 0 °F

We drive to downtown San Antonio. We've heard that the traffic is bad around here; in fact the campground host said to do the "sane" thing and take the bus to avoid the traffic and the parking lot fees ("could be as high as $7 for the day"). I think Texans have been spoiled by all their open space -- traffic is worse in Harrisburg than here and there's tons of parking lots! We park in a lot a block or two from the Alamo and pay $5/day. $5 will only get you two hours of parking in Harrisburg :-)

Anyway, we walk around the Alamo, watch their 15 minute video and look at the exhibits. I'm surprised to find out that it's not administered by the national park service; it's run by the Daughters of Texas (or something like that). The building that you always see pictures of is handled as a "shrine" rather than a historical building, which is a little odd to me (but it's probably just me)...I think it could be better displayed inside. They do have a large TV screen with a movie in the building next to it and a small museum. IMG_5705.jpg

We walk over to the Riverwalk for lunch. IMG_5743.jpg IMG_5745.jpg

I really like this area of Antonio! It's slightly lower than street level and shaded by all the buildings, so it's very comfortable to walk along the canals. IMG_5740.jpgIMG_5735.jpg

We walk around a little more after lunch and then go back to the RV park for a quick swim in their big pool. Then late dinner and watch another DVD on Texas history.

Posted by jengelman 10:27 Archived in USA Tagged family_travel

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