Dinner and a movie

Leaving Fort Worth we went straight to San Antonio, which marked the south most point of our trip as well as being further south then I’ve ever been. We dropped by the Alamo, site of the famous battle of the Texas Revolution. Now it’s a museum telling the story of how the republic of Texas came to be. With a history like that, it’s no wonder Texas in general has a bad-ass attitude.

Remember to never remember the Alamo.

Remember to never remember the Alamo.

We also took a walk along the river walk, a network of walkways which runs along the San Antonio river one level down from the roads of downtown San Antonio. Absolutely stunning, it really makes the city stand out and from what I understand it’s also one of the things that draws tourists down here. There is no wondering why.

San Antonio river walk.

San Antonio river walk.

After a quick walk around San Antonio we headed for Austin. There is a mythical cinema in Austin called the Alamo Drafthouse; where they serve food and beer, where the commercials are replaced with skits and old trailers featuring among other things, the actors from the movie showing, where people will be kicked out for talking, and where directors like Tarantino and Romero are known for dropping by to introduce their new movies. We found it, and it was just as awesome as expected. Having seen most of what was running we went for Angels & Demons which really wasn’t as bad as people make it out to be.

Austin by night.

Austin by night.

Afterwards we found a motel just across the bridge from downtown Austin, then went back across the bridge for beers and sights. Texas is really starting to grow on me, and there is something to be said for the southern hospitality.

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