We are often plagued with a strong itch to hop in the car and go some place. With San Antonio just a few hours away from Houston, it proved to be the perfect place to go. Lots to do and see and no risk of road trip exhaustion. It may be close to Houston, but it definitely feels like you have hopped the border, with a little more excitement and beauty than the industrial feel of Houston. The colors! The food! The festivities! The coon-skin caps! We loved the San Jose Mission and of course, the Alamo. Now that we are living in America, it’s time to educate these kids on US and Texas history. You have to remember the Alamo, after all.