Remember The Alamo? I’d wanted to visit San Antonio ever since watching the John Wayne movie as a kid. It may have been historically inaccurate – so much so that two of the historical advisers asked for their names to be removed from the credits – but there was lots of shooting and whooping and John Wayne being the brave hero, so what’s not to like when you’re ten years old?
It was our first visit to Texas and we were arriving in Austin from Houston. We’d found what sounded like the perfect place to stay in the state’s capital: Lone Star Court. Does that sound like the perfect Texas hotel or what?