|The Alamo - we had the place to ourselves|
|Christmas Tree in Texas State Capitol|
We left Tallahassee at 5 AM Sunday - got back last night before our Nissan Leaf turned into a pumpkin. Deltas 4 flights were on time - it was nice they put us in first class on the away out.
In San Antonio - we loved the Alamo and Riverwalk. Staying in the Gunter Hotel where Robert Johnson made his famous recordings was unexpected and haunting. The Riverwalk in itself is a worldwide attraction we hope you get to see.
Austin is a little liberal enclave in the middle of a very conservative state. The locals love to call it Weird Austin. The LBJ Library is well done and gives a great synopsis of the 1960s. The Traveling Beatles Exhibit was another nice bonus. The University of Texas and the Texas Capitol - coupled to the vibrant music industry - make Texas a really different place.
Gruene - a small historic register town - accented the heavy German influence on Texas. A most interesting exhibit on the 1936 Nazi Olympics at the UT Stadium - was both eye opening and fair.
A visit to Texas is not complete without a couple steaks - and we were not disappointed. Because the college and the congress were home for the holidays - we had the places to ourselves. The Christmas decorations were outstanding - and we lucked out with perfect weather - 60s and 70s - sun and no rain. Texas is famous for heat and humidity that makes Florida seem temperate.
We did not spend much - $400 for 2 plane tickets - $400 for 3 hotel nights - $100 for a rental car. We have to eat meals everywhere - so that is a wash. Lulu got her miles and she also got 100 straight hours with me. Watch out what you wish for :-)