Well, we all managed to survive the nearly nine hours it took to drive from El Paso to San Antonio. Barely, I might add. Captain Husband still isn't quite used to traveling with a toddler and would get a bit upset whenever Sammy would start to fuss about being stuck in his car seat for so long. However, as soon as we checked in to our hotel (located conveniently right on the San Antonio River Walk), the stress of the drive was totally forgotten--Sammy was just so excited to be able to play without being restricted by the confines of the car and CH and I were pretty excited about ordering room service:
Delicious and outrageously expensive room service. It was worth every penny to just be able to sit and unwind from the stress of the drive without worrying about finding a place to eat in the cold rain.
We spent most of Sunday walking around downtown San Antonio, taking in the sights and taking a lot of photos. I was especially struck by this rather unique sculpture located near the intersection of Alamo and Commerce Streets. A little bit of internet sleuthing back at the hotel yesterday afternoon revealed the name of the sculpture as the Torch of Friendship.
This rather distinctive work of art was presented to the city of San Antonio by the consulate of Mexico to represent the friendship and shared roots that many Texans share with Mexico. Although it may not appear all that monumental in my photos, the "Torch" stands sixty-five feet in height and is pretty impressive in person. We've got one more day here in San Antonio and then we'll be heading back to El Paso, so I hope you're ready for a week-full of photos from our trip!