Saturday, 16 October 2010

San Antonio to Austin

Yesterday was the penultimate day of the tour and its really noticeable  - particularly after we have spent so long in the wide open spaces of Arizona, New Mexico and Texas - to start of in a big city is very strange.  Nonetheless as with all days it had some great moments.  We walked to the Alamo, and I was amazed to see that the streets of San Antonio used to be made from wooden blocks which were just paved over - see the picture of where its all come up.  The Alamo is a shrine and is treated with total reverence and thats understandable a pivotal moment in Texas history.  its now the third largest city in Texas and the scenic riverwalk lined with bars that runs through it is surprisingly nice.  Also see the great shot of someone pushing a stuffed Lion down the street.

From San Antonio, we took the freeway out to Greune and then followed the river for about 30 miles or so scenic twisty mies to our lunch spot - Gary's all time favourite Salt Lick BBQ in Driftwood.  This place is just an immense limited offer (meat, meat and more meat) BBQ in the middle of nowhere - it was packed and the food was very good - and its all you can eat.

From there a hot ride into Austin the music capital of Texas.

1 comment:

Gary France said...

That’s not something you see every day - a stuffed lion being pushed down the street! Like you, going back into big cities has been very strange after the vastness of just about everywhere else. I have come to the conclusion that this city boy doesn't really like cities any more!

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