I am back after a little holiday hiatus. I spent a lot of time with my feet up, and we spent time planning 2020 travels. The posts on France will return soon, but first up, this week’s travel plans.
I am heading to the land of Friendship. That’s right, a few friends and I are heading to Texas. We are visiting San Antonio and Waco. One of our group will be at a conference for a portion, and I am planning to see the city on the hop on hop off bus. I love that many cities use these now. They are a great way to see attractions, save steps from walking or wheeling around the cities, and offer unlimited stops along the route.
One stop will definitely be at The Alamo. The website is very informative. It includes a virtual tour, information about guided and audio tours, and a ton of accessibility tips and resources. I found their descriptions of challenges for mobility impairments very helpful and look forward to reviewing and endorsing them after my visit.
Another site is the Tower of the Americas, which did not have a terribly informative website. I assume with its height there is an elevator, but information for visitors includes location and hours and not much in the way of accessibility. I did find that it has an elevator with a Google search and visit to Wikipedia. I am curious to find out how long the line queue will be and whether there are seats at the base for waiting and in the observation deck.
We are planning to visit the infamous River Walk, which has a great website with PDF maps of ramps, elevators, and paths for each side. We will see most of the river (15 miles of walking–yikes!) via boat tour.
Finally, we will be heading north to Waco to visit the Magnolia complex. The website does not have much information on accessibility. The accessibility link on the site refers to web accessibility. I did find information with a Google search that took me to Trip Advisor; thank you other visitors for your feedback. It sounds like the area is accessible except for the bakery. I expect there will be more walking than I need, but it also seems the various shops should have seats. Fingers crossed we planned this trip at a less popular time of year!