A Tour of Texas

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We hightailed it out of Arkansas, trying to stay one step ahead of the winter storm that had been following us for days. We made it to Dallas and briefly checked out some sights.

Site of John F. Kennedy's assassination

Site of John F. Kennedy’s assassination

Eye sculpture by Tony Tasset in Dallas, Texas

“Eye” by Tony Tasset in Dallas

And just as we were leaving Dallas, the ice storm found us. Apparently ice does not slow down Texans; we were driving 75mph in the slow lane with cars passing at 85 and 90mph. We had to stop a number of times because the windshield wipers were so coated with ice that they froze to the windshield in mid swipe, something that had never happened in the snowbelt of Western and Central New York (or anywhere else we have ever driven).

Waco Hippodrome Sign Texas

By the time we made it to Austin the roof rack and the bikes were entombed in ice. But the storm was moving past us, and the next day in San Antonio it was warm.

Bicycles coated in ice

Downtown San Antonio

A beautiful morning in San Antonio, Texas

In San Antonio we walked a tour of historic missions along the Mission Riverwalk.

at Mission San Juan Capistrano

Grounds of Mission San Juan Capistrano

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Mission San José in San Antonio, Texas

Mission San José

Arches on the side of Mission San José Shadows of Mission San José
Back of Mission San José
Mission Espada

Mission Espada

The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas

The Alamo

On the Riverwalk we passed a park that limits fun and we peaked into the crumbling Hot Wells Hotel & Spa, which has an interesting history and potential future.

Mission Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas

Hot Wells Hotel & Spa in San Antonio Texas

Former Hot Wells Hotel & Spa

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