Not too far from Austin, we drove onward South to San Antonio. It's probably the city we wanted to see the most on our trip. We would have loved to stop along the way to spend a day at the Schlitterbahn Waterpark in New Braunfels, TX (outside San Antonio), but poor Matt had this extra baggage that would only be able to enjoy the lazy river...not quite worth it. But someday!
This time we knew to go reserve our campsite FIRST! See, we may be blonde, but not dumb. We stayed 2 nights at a super nice (that means clean bathrooms to me) campsite on the outskirts of town. But...the bonus was that it was a stop on the city bus line. Very handy when you consider driving an RV through downtown areas is not fun. Plus, the bus itself brought lots of entertainment!
We spent a lot of time strolling along the RiverWalk. It's just as amazing as they advertise.
That night we again ate Mexican and enjoyed dinner along the river, with great people-watching!
The downside to depending on the bus was the last bus left sometime after 9pm. We didn't want to risk it so we left fairly early that night. We figured we had the entire next day too.
So on Tuesday, we played the role of tourists. (which basically means $ here, $ there). We started off at the famous Alamo.
I mean you haven't seen Texas till you've seen the Alamo.
We planned to go visit a mission, but messed up on the times, so when we didn't get off on the last stop at the Alamo, the driver asked where we were planning to go. He explained the schedule, but kindly drove us to the Hemisfair Park instead. Built for the World's Fair in 1968, we rode up 500 feet to the top of the Tower of America's...enjoying the view basically to ourselves.
But, you know how Texas is having a serious drought? Go freakin' figure. A storm was brewing and they shut down the boats. So here we were there for 2 days and of all things we didn't get to do was the famous boat ride! I was totally bummed, yet glad to get back to the rv before the wind started picking up. (FYI--it never rained).
So that was our two days in San Antonio. Whew!