San Antonio

After we awoke from the rest stop benches we slept on, we headed out for San Antonio, TX. We arrived in San Antonio and settled into a hotel room graciously provided by Robb Sanderson. After a quick dinner we drove downtown to the riverwalk, a winding river in the center of downtown that has been surrounded by hotels and restaurants. Small passenger boats motored through the river like the jungle cruise at disneyland.

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We exited the riverwalk and came face to face with a piece of American history. The location of the final stand between Santa Anna and his army several thousand strong against a group of about 200 rugged frontiersmen including Davy Crockett. The texans held off the Mexican army for two weeks before they were overrun, but this battle led to a unification of the states in an attempt led by general Sam Houston to push the Mexican army back and liberate Texas.

Remember the Alamo

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Bryce Canyon

We drove to Bryce last night after a ranger caught us in Zion about to set up camp just off the road. We ended up sleeping in the Dixie National Forest a few miles outside of Bryce Canyon National Park.

After exploring the upper rim of the park we took a break in the lodge, and headed back out for another round of hiking around this amazing national park.

Round 2 of exploring took us into the depths of the Bryce amphitheater where we hiked along the self proclaimed “worlds greatest 3 mile hike”.

We’ll get a good nights sleep tonight then head out for Flagstaff AZ in the morning with a stop at the monstrous Grand Canyon.