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Published: March 1st 2019
blog 02-28-19 The Alamo
The weather was cold and rainy this morning so we snuggled back in bed for a while. After our walk I did a few chores then decided to go into town to see the Alamo. It was about a 25 min trip and it took me that long again to figure out the one way streets and find a parking spot. It was one of those lots where you go to the kiask and buy the number of hrs you want.
That accomplished I walked a block and found the Alamo. Right in the middle of town surrounded by big beautiful live oaks and walls that have all been reconstructed. I talked to people at the information center about the river cruise and where to park for that and how to get there. Today was reserved for the Alamo only, didn't want to be away from Watson for too many hours.
There were no photographs allowed inside the Alamo, can't imagine why but I'm including only outside shots. The area was closed off to traffic so you could walk around freely without dodging cars. There are lots of old buildings in the area, some
stores, some tourist attractions and eateries. I walked around to try and get my bearings for tomorrow when I plan to return to take the river cruise. It seems there is a whole other world just one flight down.
When I got back I took Watson for another walk then to the dog park where he did the ball thing a few times then was ready to go. I decided the car had to be washed so I found a do it yourself car wash and drove about 10 to get there only to see a huge sign that said NO Washing of heavy mud, clogs the drains. I guess they have to contend with all the white pick-up trucks splattered brown along the sides. Why else would you want to wash a car!!!
So tomorrow I will fill my bucket and see what I can do here before someone tells me to stop.
The weather was cool all day, temperature about 56 and cloudy with an occasional drizzle but tomorrow is supposed to be 70, sure hope so.
This campground has either full time residents or snow birds from the center of the country. There
are some sites that have a metal shelter for shading motorhomes. I hear the summer temperatures are brutal. It is laid out in tree lined streets and seems like a real neighborhood, just campers.
San Antonio is spread out for miles and is older than I thought it would be. The roads are very confusing with entrance ramps for the interstate off feeder roads, then exit onto feeder roads to find the road you want. Then the street you are following suddenly makes a 90 degree turn even though it seems like it would go straight. I long for the 2 lane road that goes on for miles to one place. One more day here then the single road is mine.
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