Deep in the Heart of Texas

May 28, 2013 - San Antonio, Texas, United States

 Moving out of Lafayette, we drove past the rice paddies and crawfish farms of Louisiana into the Lone Star State of Texas. We're staying at the Fairmount Hotel in San Antonio. The hotel was built in 1906 (We like old things. Perhaps that's why we're still together) but the amazing story is that the hotel was moved in the mid "80s. Go to or search for Fairmount San Antonio move to see a 17 minute documentary video on the move. It's worth watching.

San Antonio is a great mix of old and new. It was host to a world's fair in 1968 and now the site is a park with the Tower of the Americas...higher than the Seattle Space Needle. We are going to have dinner there tonight. Speaking of food, this morning we ate breakfast at the Guenther House which was the home of the the founder of Pioneer Flour. Great!

As in the past, I've found some Irish influence wherever we go.

Tomorrow we will move west to Las Cruces, NM.


Fairmount Hotel
Hemisfair Park Gate
Tower of the Americas
Durty Nellies
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