Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Day 9: Last Day in the Lone Star State

Well today was the slowest wake up we've had. We were barely moving at 9am and staying up until midnight the night before didn't help. Once we finally got our butts moving, we found a Starbucks! I think this has been our first Starbucks run on the whole trip... It's weird not seeing them on every street corner but I have a feeling that Starbucks isn't that big in Texas. 

One the walk to coffee land, we stumbled upon the Majestic Theatre and while we sadly could not go inside, I did get a picture of a little of the gorgeous architecture. 

Next we went to SanFernando Cathedral, the oldest Cathedral in Texas. It was beautiful and had ornate details that you only see in historic buildings. I just love that stuff. 

So right inside the doors of the church is a casket with the dug up bones of Davy Crockett, James Bowie, and William B. Travis the heroes of the Alamo. 
In 1987 Pope John Paul II visited this Cathedral and they commemorated a statue for the event. 

After the church, we saw the county courthouse, but since it appeared like people were showing up for jury duty, we didn't didn't go inside. It was pretty from outside though!

So today was full of history and architecture and a lot of walking. After a little shopping we grabbed a delicious lunch at this Mexican bakery and restaurant that is open 24/7 called Mi Tierra. Pretty crazy huh? 24/7...that could be dangerous for my waistline. The bakery counter is HUGE! I don't know those people in the photo, but they wouldn't move so...

Lunch was fantastic and the restaurant had a vibe that was celebrating all the time. Check out their decor!

So then we had to have a little siesta to sleep off all that food. I'm still stuffed (had to skip dinner.) 

We shopped a little more. Found a cute shop for Jessica πŸ˜‹

Drinks at the hotel with some blackjack at a quaint table on the Riverwalk rounded out our night. I think we are all beat. Long ride tomorrow so we are packing up and saying goodbye to the Lone Star State. One thing that we came to realize while in Texas, we've never been in state that was so patriotic. These people really love America. It's been fun! Peace out Texas! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

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