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Jun 9, 2019 - San Antonio - Day 2

Reservations are made. Tomorrow night, weather permitting, we’ll do a one-nighter in Fort Stockton, then a one-nighter in Las Cruces (same place), then 3 nights in Tucson, then a one-nighter in Blythe, then home. That works out to about 300 miles per day. I did not make reservations in Blythe, because, well, it’s Blythe. Today we attended Maryann’s cousin’s daughter’s graduation (first cousin once removed). The graduation was at the Alamodome https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alamodome There were about 600 kids in the class and it seemed like...

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Jun 8, 2019 - To San Antonio

This morning, we headed out from Conroe to San Antonio. We said our goodbyes last night as Len and Betty had Bella’s swim meet to attend early this AM. Before we left, Maryann managed to get some good pix of the family of armadillos that live in Len’s yard. This is the first time either of us has seen one that was alive. Bella, one of Len and Betty’s granddaughters, is a really sweet and observant kid. She said that I look just like a skinny Nonno; just a little taller. She should go into politics: when Len heard that, she said he wasn’t...

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May 14, 2019 - San Antonio, Texas

May 13th: Back in San Antonio again and we seem to gravitate back to the Pearl District. The Pearl District is a downtown revitalization project. It was once the home of the San Antonio Brewing Association, better known by it's most popular beer, Pearl. The Pearl Brewery property had a brew house, which now houses a restaurant, a gift shop and the hotel Emma. There was a bottling plant, a round house stable for horses and an administration building which is now the “Cured” restaurant. From 1954 to 1969, Pearl was the best selling beer in...

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Feb 21, 2019 - Kerrville to San Antonio. Last day

Kerrville to San Antonio, last full day in Texas 2-21-19 After breakfast in a small cafe called “Hill Country Cafe Since 1942” in Kerrville. Was a good local joint with good food. Our road trip today was a short 1 hour, 62 mile trip back to San Antonio. The day is a bit cooler and cloudy but otherwise a fine day for travel. The agenda for the day is to kill time by visiting Macies then a library library before checking into our our hotel near the airport to pack and rest for a long day in the air and in airports. There will be three legs...

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Feb 8, 2019 - San Antonio day two

San Antonio day 2 The dreaded Polar Blast (or something like it), arrived in San Antonio overnight. Temperatures are in the 30s and low 40s with a nice 10 mph breeze mixed with sleet to bring the chill factor down a bit. It was hard to get motivated to go downtown and take the boat ride on the Riverwalk so we decided on a plan B. After breakfast, Julie decided that going to Barnes and Noble for a magazine, then shopping for yarn and knitting supplies would be a good activity for the day. With a big smile on my face, I readily agreed with...

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Feb 7, 2019 - San Antonio day one

San Antonio, TX day 1 We got up fairly late today due to the long day yesterday. We did finally get our lost bags from the airline yesterday afternoon so it was great getting to sleep in our onesies instead of…gasp, our underwear. It was horrible. Anyway, we were up by 7AM, got our free breakfast in the lobby, then out the door to Starbucks by 10AM. With coffee in our cup holders it was off in search of the hobby shop in San Antonio. It seems the best one in town is a franchise shop, Hobbytown USA. A pretty good store, well worth the look....

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Feb 6, 2019 - Anchorage to Texas

Winter 2019 to Texas Looking out the hotel window into San Antonio, TX. It’s 68 F, somewhat humid, and very cloudy. Will not need sunglasses yet. Resting up after a day long trip from Anchorage. It was a good trip, as far as air travel goes, right now we are waiting for our luggage to catch up with us. So we’re in Texas for a mid-winter break. Why Texas? Julie read and heard about a place called San Marcos and wanted to check it out. Also, it’s cold and snowy in Anchorage at the moment. We visited Texas for the first time in November of...

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Dec 11, 2018 - San Antonio Bound

We had a super long day today. Leave hotel and head to the Armstrong Browning Library on the campus of Baylor University in Waco. This was a marvelous place, loaded with gorgeous stained glass windows, walnut paneling and other unique architectural features. It is a 19th-century research center dedicated to the study of the lives and works of Victorian poets Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning and houses the world's largest collection of Browning material and other fine collections of rare 19th-century books, manuscripts, and works of...

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Oct 31, 2018 - The Riverwalk

I was chatting w/ some folks at breakfast so I didn’t get started on the day until about 9:30. My hotel is about a mile from the center of downtown. Had I realized how close it was I would have parked here yesterday and walked or taken my bike so I could have saved the $20 for parking. Today the plan was to walk. Started out by stopping at the O. Henry house (yes he spent some time here also), which was only a few blocks from the hotel, near Market Square. The house is much smaller than the one in Austin, only two rooms, but he was still...

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Oct 30, 2018 - Remember the Alamo!!

Jammed a bunch of things in today because tomorrow there is a chance of off and on thunder storms. Parked at 10:40. Immediately caught a double decker sightseeing bus at Alamo Plaza. This appeared to be the same outfit I’ve used in other cities but this tour only lasted about an hour. Driver/guide was entertaining and as usual informative about the sights we were seeing. After the tour walked a couple of blocks down Houston Street to have lunch at the Buckhorn Saloon. This would not be the place for a vegetarian to have lunch. Not only...

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Sep 6, 2018 - US Medical Command Museum

An enjoyable day in San Antonio. We visited the AMEDD (Army Medical Museum) at Fort Sam Houston and had a early supper at Nancy’s favorite Mexican restaurant in Old Town. Nancy was disappointed that the AMEDD Museum didn’t represent the Army Nurse Corps and Army nurses as prominently as she thought they deserve.

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Aug 16, 2018 - Texas, Part 4

The Alamo is a small adobe building in the heart of San Antonio, surrounded by shopping centers, hotels and office buildings. At first glance it seemed fairly insignificant. But it is big in the heart of every Texan, a place of pride and reverence. If you don’t know the story (perhaps you were sleeping in your high school history class) it was at the Mission San Antonio de Valero, commonly known as the Alamo, that in 1836 about 200 men held off the Mexican army of Gen. Santa Anna for 12 days. On the 13th day, the Mexican soldiers breached...

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