Tuesday, May 13, 2014

San Antonio: the Alamo, Pearl Edition

Sunday and Monday were travel days as we moved from El Paso to San Antonio with a stop for barbecue in Ozona--possibly the best barbecue I’ve ever had, at the Wagon Wheel, and then spent the night a bit up the road at Sonora. That gave us an easy drive into San Antonio wherte we spent the afternoon being the tourists we are.

Back in the day (2008-2011) we used to specialize in touring cities in 3-5 days and often began with a “familiarization” tour from one of the hop-on, hop-off services. So began our stay in San Antonio.

From there, of course, it had to be the Alamo. Setting aside the fact that these martyrs were fighting to preserve slavery against the reformist Mexican Republic which sought to outlaw it, the Alamo is a moving monument. Our initial impression of the city is that this is a very nice place, with a nicely balanced sense of history and a modern vitality.

The official story

And from there, we decided to call it a day and to hang out at the shops that are at the old Pearl Brewery and ended up eating at Cured, a place that definitely knows how to treat meat and even gave Sharon a nice vegetarian meal. 

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