It is always interesting when you have a holiday in the middle of the week. This week Veteran's Day took place on Wednesday so the TABC offices are closed. That means I could take a bit of a road trip, but I couldn't go too far since I had to be back to work Thursday. Victoria and I grabbed dinner and hung out a while and even cruised around Austin until she had to get home because she had to work the next day. I was itching to take a road trip so I decided I'd drive to the Alamo see how tourists were there on a Tuesday night. Come to find out, I was the sole tourist there.
A lot of the times, I will drive without a GPS if I have been in the area just to test how well my memory is. There ended up being construction, so I got turned around a little bit. Luckily, I remembered there was a unique looking hotel and I was able to use that as a point of reference to get me to where I needed to go.
What I came to find out was it was pretty dead. I was happy I could actually find street parking close to the Alamo that I didn't have to pay for.
I came to find out I was the only one actually visiting the Alamo at midnight on a Tuesday night. The streets were very dead on my walk from the car to the Alamo.
When I got to the Alamo, there was nobody around except a lone security guard.
The walking paths around the Alamo were also empty.
Obviously the inside wasn't open.
With nobody there, I was able to get some awesome shots of the Alamo.
I did go by the monument dedicated to all the fallen at the Alamo. Everyone thinks Ozzy pissed on the Alamo itself, but he really pissed on this monument that is across the walkway from the Alamo.
On my walk back, the city took advantage of nobody being out and they were pressure washing the sidewalks.
On my drive back, I actually used the GPS since I took a wrong turn. Once back on route, I turned it off. One place I usually stop at is Buc-ee's in New Braunfels. It's super famous in Texas, and people base their stops on Buc-ee's. It's also the biggest gas station I've ever seen in my life.
It was nice going for a late-night cruise. There's something about the open road and being able to go, especially when you can easily see historical monuments. I found out that the best time to visit them for good pictures is late night on a weeknight since nobody is there. This impulsive road trip allowed me to be the sole tourist at the Alamo and see it all by myself.