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DAY 74: ROUND ROCK, TX TO LAREDO, TX

The seventy-fourth day of the ID. 4 journey started off near Round Rock, TX. Three very large couch potatoes wished us good luck as we headed out in the morning. To our surprise, Christmas had come early in Austin, TX. Lala’s Little Nugget is a dive bar that was covered in Christmas decor and even had Santa and his trusty reindeer pulling the sleigh on the roof. We would like to thank Infineon for having an incredible event and for supporting us as a sponsor for the duration of the ID. 4 tour. We appreciate them having us at the wonderful function and allowing us to speak about the tour and our experience in the ID. 4, thus far. We then stopped to charge at an Electrify America station and it was amazing to see the new F-150 Lightning truck charging beside us. On our way to San Antonio, the highway looked like two dueling snakes intertwining as it split into different sections. The San Antonio skyline welcomed us and we could see the Tower of the Americas. It features a revolving restaurant and was the tallest observation tower in the USA from 1968 to 1996. In downtown San Antonio, there were people selling handmade items at a sellers market. A nice woman had her handmade jewelry on display and was promoting her one of a kind merchandise. A statue of Thomas Claiborne Frost is exhibited in the downtown area as well. The confederate commander turned banker is on display holding documents. To this day, Frost Bank exists as a major regional bank focusing only on Texas markets. We made our way through downtown and drove past rows of palm trees. We could see the ever tall Tower Life building as we headed toward The Alamo. The 404 foot tall historic landmark is a neo-gothic building complete with gargoyles and has an American Flag flowing at the very tip. A cool gentleman was riding his low-rider bicycle through the city. It had white tires and a bright orange paint job. This unconventional bike even had the most astonishing customized handlebars. We then got to see The Shrine of Texas Liberty called The Alamo. The battle of the Alamo was fought between the Republic of Texas and Mexico from February 23, 1836 to March 6, 1836. It took place at a fort in San Antonio, Texas called the Alamo. The San Antonio Riverwalk was almost like being in Venice, Italy with its flowing waters right in the middle of downtown. The ID. 4 crossed the bridge over the water and stone walkways. We met some wonderful ladies wearing matching dresses that supported their Mexican heritage, as Texas has a long history of hispanic people playing an integral role in the state. Back on the highway there was a big tow truck that had 4 smaller semi-trucks hitched to the back of it. We then ended our day close to the Mexican border in the town of Laredo. 

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