DEC 7, 2015 – From Austin I continued south to San Antonio, where a hostel just recently opened its doors. It is called “Woodward Lumber” and will also be a shop for wooden furniture and gifts. The owner Max was a good host, and after returning my rental car and visiting the city center, I stayed an extra day to plan my Mexico trip. San Antonio itself is surprisingly touristy – it has a crowded riverwalk full of overpriced restaurants, a wax museum, a “Ripley’s Believe it or not” and generally a lot of things that made me feel like there wasn’t really anything to see here. Which is not true – there is the Alamo, where an important battle happened in 1836, and the Spanish Missions, which I didn’t end up visiting. Since I don’t have a lot of photos from here, I’m adding a little retrospective of my US travels – mostly phone pictures that I hadn’t copied yet, plus some from my camera that I forgot to include in earlier posts.