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Texas Heat?

12 Jun

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.

Amp absolutely loved it!

Amp absolutely loved it!

Hubby and I at San Jose Mission

Hubby and I at San Jose Mission

From there, we set off to see where Hubby’s parents lived after they were first married.

It's been repainted, but looks exactly like their pictures.

It’s been repainted, but looks exactly like their pictures.

Our last stop was to the The Natural Bridge Caverns, recommended once again by someone in the know.

The Natural Bridge

The Natural Bridge

Cave Dwellers

Cave Man and his Woman

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.)

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Posted by on June 12, 2013 in Family, Vacation

 

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7 responses to “Texas Heat?

  1. agg79

    June 12, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Glad that you had an alternate plan to deal with the traffic. Nothing really sucks the life out of a vacation than spending the day fighting traffic. Yea, I’d say y’all caught a break with the heat. This time of year it is normally more sauna-like. The River Walk is a fun place, if not crowded at times. Lots and lots of great places to eat, drink or just people watch. And the Mission Trail is a pretty neat area to explore – low key, less popular that SOME other famous sites, and a lot of history.

     
    • shadowrun300

      June 12, 2013 at 1:26 pm

      The sauna-like temps came shortly after and began VERY early in the day. :/
      We liked the River Walk, but you’re right it’s crowded. Walking and talking is difficult when you’re walking single file all the time. We were down there every day though!
      And yeah, we are definitely “less popular” type people. Amp especially had a terrible time with the crowds. So Mission Trail was right up our alley!

       
  2. Abby

    June 12, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    I’d love to visit those old Missions! All we have here is a Mexican restaurant. And how cool to see the in-laws old house!
    I’ve spent a bit of time in Texas when brother Guano was in pilot training. San Antonio was nice as I recall, but yeah… the heat…
    Gee, I’m really racking my brain to know who your friendly tour guide was. George Bush? Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders? Chuck Norris??

     
    • shadowrun300

      June 12, 2013 at 6:01 pm

      Oh that reminds me! I have evidence that your brother Guano was in the same cave we were. I’ll have to post some more pics….
      Your guesses are not even close. Keep tryin’. 😉

       
  3. The Thin Lady Inside

    June 13, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Those are such great pictures! I am glad you liked my suggestion, definitely the other missions are better than the Alamo, I am actually happy they are not as “publicized” as the Alamo because they would just get “commercialized” too and lose their enchantment… I love it that you enjoyed those days so much… YES… you were actually lucky to have such “mild days” trust me… it gets way worse! I kept checking the weather those days and yes, we all had cooler temps than usual for June… I am glad you enjoyed so much!

     
    • shadowrun300

      June 14, 2013 at 1:58 am

      I never would have thought to go to those if you hadn’t said something, so thank you! They were so much better than the Alamo!
      We get some hot, humid weather here, but sheesh – not at 5am! 🙂

       
  4. territerri

    June 14, 2013 at 2:40 am

    You got to see some really amazing stuff! And your in-laws’ house is SO cute! Sounds like a successful trip so far!

     

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