Today was spent in the charming town of San Antonio. We started the day by watching an IMAX movie about the Alamo. The film featured a thrilling reenactment of the fighting that took place at the Alamo. After the film, we walked over to the Alamo together to get an up close look at what was originally known as the San Antonio de Valero Mission. Fun fact, Valero gas stations are actually named after it, and Alamo is Spanish for the cottonwood trees planted around the mission. After the Alamo, we spent the early afternoon exploring the city of San Antonio. Most groups found some shopping and explored the river walk area of San Antonio. One group also found a sandwich shop with sandwiches made of doughnuts! Towards the end of the afternoon many of the travelers visited the Menger pool before dinner. Once it was time for dinner, we enjoyed a group meal at Fuddruckers which consisted of some yummy burgers, chicken sandwiches, and potato wedges. After dinner we started our ghost tour of San Antonio. We learned about the local residential ghosts such as Sallie White who lives in the Menger hotel. We also learned about ghosts at the Alamo, many other haunted hotels, a re-purposed jail, a re-purposed hospital, the Spanish governor's home,
and a cathedral.