Before we left NOLA we added the stickers of the states we drove through so far on our journey: Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana!
After a long and BUMPY boring drive we arrived in San Antonio. The roads were terrible from NOLA to pretty much 30 minutes before the Texas border. The truck and travel trailer were bouncing so much Dad thought we would all get concussions! Texas roads were better but very boring. We stayed entertained by playing Block Heads on the iPad! 9 hours of driving and we arrived at the San Antonio KOA. We hooked up at our site, made a grocery run to Wal-Mart (everything else was closed… Happy Easter!). We got filthy on the campground playground, showered up and had dinner. E and I sat down to write in our travel journals. I exclaimed that this was torture but produced a nice entry on NOLA.
Mom, Emmerson and I took the city bus, without event, to downtown San Antonio.
We visited the Alamo and learned about how the Texans stood their ground against all odds. Even though they lost the battle they stood strong. I leaned that Jim Bowie, famous knifeman, and Davy Crocket, famous frontiers man both fought int he Battle of the Alamo.
We walked around downtown and bit to get our bearings. We visited the Buckhorn and Texas Ranger Museum. There were tons of mounted animals from all over the world. Some of them were rather creepy looking.
There was a giant salon downstairs.
We got to see the Circus Side Show section. There were 8 limbed lambs, two headed sheep, the Fiji mermaid and much more. They even had FLEAS dressed in clothing!!!
They had a house where water ran up hill, balls rolled up hill, you didn’t fall out of diagonal chairs and even a room where I turned into a giant!
Next we took the trolley to Market Square.
We ate lunch at Mi Tierra Cafe and Bakery.
I enjoyed my quesadilla made with fresh house made tortillas! Mom summoned the mariachi singers and they sang La Cocaracha!
I met Mexican Elvis! He was real! He would stand super still and as people took photos with him he would move a little. I was laughing so hard that so many people got tricked. Not me!
We wandered the shops in Market Square.
Up next was a trolley back to the Riverwalk and a 35 minute Riverboat Tour. We learned all about the history of the canals and the river. We found out how they control the flood waters and that they can reroute the ENTIRE river under the city if need be. Once a year they drain part of the river for repairs and a “mud run”. The most common thing found in the rivers is… silverware!
We caught the city bus back to the campground and spent the late afternoon and evening relaxing and swimming.