Our first thought about Texas was “It’s not that hot down here!” In fact, with temps in the 80s and lows in the 60s, it was quite enjoyable! (We found out a few days later that Texas was just breaking us in slowly.) After settling into our hotel located right on the River Walk, we took a walk, enjoying all the sights and sounds, and smelling all the glorious food. Many times I wished I could just open a valve in my stomach and dispel the food I just ate so that I could enjoy another meal at the fabulous restaurant a few steps away.
After fighting the traffic all day Friday, we were anxious to get rid of the car. So Saturday we squeezed in everything that required a car to get to before we gave it the boot.
Our first stop was Mission Trail where we were able to enjoy a few of the non-commercialized missions. (Thank you TLI for this great suggestion!) We loved being able to walk through at our own pace and experience the way it really was.
From there, we set off to see where Hubby’s parents lived after they were first married.
Our last stop was to the The Natural Bridge Caverns, recommended once again by someone in the know.
We decided to stop here on a moment’s notice, so Mario and I didn’t quite have the shoes for it. We were both in flip flops making it difficult to traverse down the really steep, wet paths, and then back up the really steep, wet paths. We purchased a box of band-aids immediately following this trip, but it was well worth it!
With all the driving activities under our belt, we bid farewell to our car, quite happily I might add, and looked forward to exploring the rest of the area on foot.
And you’ll never guess who we got to be our guide…..
(shhh….just play along with me.)