Moving day. Still
having trouble going through the steps to get ready to move. The
path out of the campground was easy and we were on the road without
incident. The ramp to 281 was even open – all that worrying for
nothing. Sure there was some construction but that has been normal
everywhere we have gone in TX. The trip was uneventful and we found
the exit in San Antonio without problem. The traffic on the way
to the campground was a little heavy but that was to be expected
since this campground was the closest one to River Walk. The place
offers wireless internet but it is not free. I signed up of course.
The service was sporadic but much better than no internet at all.
We found lunch/supper at a Taco Cabana. This is our second visit
to one of these and I still don’t like the flavor of their beans.
Back to the camper for some Carnivale and Deadwood.
Streets and Trips I was able to locate a CiCi's not too far away.
We had trouble finding the place and had to resort to looking for
street numbers to actually find the business. This place certainly
was a CiCi's once but it is not currently a CiCi's. Other than the
missing signage and the no "Welcome to CiCi’s!" when you
walk in the door there was very little difference. After a good
lunch at what we now call "Not-a-CiCi’s" we drove downtown
to check out River Walk. I was without my camera but we walked around
and had a generally nice time. We had a beer at a British themed
place called Mad Dog's. A little too fancy for me. After paying
way too much for parking we returned to the camper. We sat outside
enjoying the weather. Not a bad place.
While at Not-a-CiCi's
yesterday, we had seen a place called China Harbor. It looked like
a large China buffet place so it was selected for today's lunch.
A very large selection of excellent food. I wish the Chinese buffets
back home were anywhere near this good. I had a bunch of web work
to do so we returned to the camper. I worked for a while but the
nice weather called to me and we ended the day sitting outside.
Big day today!
We have decided to try taking a city bus to the River Walk. The
bus stop was across the street from the campground so that part
was easy. What we didn't know was where we were supposed to get
off. Luckily the bus driver eventually called out 'River Walk stop'
so we got off. We descended the stairs to the River Walk and began
looking for a place to have lunch. There are many restaurants to
choose from. We selected one that served Mexican food of course.
It was called The Original Mexican Restaurant. Good food and worth
a visit when you are on 'the walk'. We saw several tour boats go
by while we were eating. The people seemed to be having a good time
so we decide to give it a try. We had to stand in line for a while
but eventually we boarded and started our tour. The ride was informative
and not overly expensive. I recommend it. After the tour, we walked
to a bar called The County Line. Not bad but not really our kind
of place – no Bud Light. Our next stop was at Dick's Last Resort.
This place we liked quite a bit. A unique place where the employees
specialize in insulting the patrons. We stayed here for a while
chatting with the bartender. After several rounds we left promising
to return. As we walked back to the point that we entered River
Walk, we passed by one last bar. It was located in the bottom of
the Hilton. The beer was a little pricey and the place was too fancy
for my taste. We got up on street level and began looking for a
bus stop that had our bus number listed. Shortly we were on our
way back to the camper. TV and a little web work filled the remainder
of the evening.
We had lunch at a Long John Silver's and A&W combination place,
with a way too loud juke box , before making an extended stop at
Wal-Mart. I had a chat earlier in the day with the people I was
doing a web site for and I had plenty of work to do. When we did
get back to the camper I was plenty busy for the remainder of the
day working on decorativeconcretecompany.com (a little plug for
my client). The license plate renewal sticker arrived today – no
Being old hands
at this bus ride thing, we journeyed back to River Walk once again.
Today's lunch was at a place called Republic of Texas. Good food
and good service. From there we walked back to street level and
a couple of blocks more to find the Alamo. Interesting place. I
think there is a lot to know about the history of Texas and the
role played by the Alamo that I don't currently know. Lots of exhibits
and worth the visit – even if you are not from Texas. We walked
to a place called Buckhorn Saloon and Museum. We thought this might
be a museum dedicated to the history of saloons. Not so. It was
a collection of animal horns and heads. Big disappointment but the
beer was cold. After one, we hit the street to find the upper level
entrance to Dick's. It wasn't far away. We quickly settled in on
stools at the front bar and ordered a beer. Then came several more
beers. Did I mention that we like this place? Eventually it was
time to leave. Back on the bus again. At the camper we ordered a
pizza from a nearby Pizza Hut. The guy brought it right to our site
with no problem. A little pizza , beer and TV – could you ask for
Camper day. We
spent the day around the camper. Not to say we didn't go out for
lunch but even that was close by. There was a Mexican restaurant
across the street from the campground that we had been thinking
we should try sometime. This being our last day in San Antonio it
was now or never. The place was definitely Mexican inside. All the
workers spoke Spanish as their main language but at least they spoke
some English so things were easier than before. The food was good
but the soda came as a can with a glass of ice. Kind of kills that
free refill idea. Back at the camper I finished a web site and generally
prepared for leaving. I knew I was not going to have wireless internet
access in our next campground so I got a little surfing in before
shutting down the PC.