I'm visiting San Antonio to watch my son graduate BMT at Lackland AFB. Any recommendations for places to visit?
Fastfordnut said:I'm visiting San Antonio to watch my son graduate BMT at Lackland AFB. Any recommendations for places to visit?
The usuals, Riverwalk & the Alamo....but make sure and hit the Tip Top cafe for the worlds best chicken fried steak! It's bigger than the plate they serve it on
think we'll try the Alamo and Nimitz Museum followed by barbecue and then a martini for a night cap. But not all on the same day. Thanks for the ideas. Weathers nice here compared to NewEngland.Boss2X said:These are north of San Antonio, but the Nimitz Museum and the LBJ Ranch were decent to visit. (Like 50 miles North and West in Fredericksburg, TX.)
I have heard the SA Zoo is pretty good also, I haven't been there myself.
SpaceBoss said:Fastfordnut, congrats to your son, he's starting a great way to serve. Wish him the best from a fellow Airman.
Rickmustang said:I am in Austin. On Saturday at the F1 track (best track in the world) EdgeAddicts is having an event where individuals can run their cars. There are typically Ferraris, McClarans, Porsche, and others. I am doing the event in March in my LS. Spectators are welcome. Also at the Austin convention center, Mecum is having a three day auction. Austin is an hour from San Antonio. If you go to the F1 track, you can drive on the highest speed limit road in the country, the 130 tollway. Limit is 85, most do 90.
thanks! Ill pass along the good wishes. We are really proud of him. He will be a C130 load master stationed at Quonset RI.SpaceBoss said:Fastfordnut, congrats to your son, he's starting a great way to serve. Wish him the best from a fellow Airman.
Very informative visit. Definitely a must-see for anyone in the San Antonio area. I was surprised at its location in relation to downtown and the number of fighters from many various states. Always thought it was more on the outskirts. Actual size of the original compound is much larger than any described in any history books I had in school. Very sobering/humbling site when you realize what the final days of battle must have been like, especially knowing its outcome. Those individuals should be classified as "the original greatest generation".GT390 said:Stay alert, and keep your eyes wide open, if your not careful you can walk right bye the Alamo & not realize it.
Great piece of history & some very brave & rugged individuals gave their lives for a belief that they could make a difference.
Hats off to the men of the Alamo!