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Part 8 (Continued)
Great American Dog-Friendly Road TripTM
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If you are interested in arts and crafts, you will need to pay a visit to La Villita in downtown San Antonio. It was the original settlement of Old San Antonio.  It is one square block in the heart of downtown, and has artists, craftsmen, shops and restaurants. Leashed dogs can accompany you along the streets and window shop or enjoy the architecture of the historic Adobe and Victorian buildings. We had already eaten lunch at one of the other Riverwalk cafes, but dogs are also allowed at the outdoor seats at the Guadalajara Grill in La Villita.   La Villita is located on the east bank of the San Antonio River, near The Alamo. It can be reached from the Riverwalk.
On our way out of town the next day we stopped at the Whole Foods Market in San Antonio. We got food to take with us on our drive, even though they did have a few outdoor seats.
Once we left the San Antonio city limits, there was not much to see other than landscapes of fields and hills.

What seemed to me like the middle of nowhere, we found a great barbeque place. Off Interstate 10 was Cooper's BBQ, located in Texas Hill Country. They had real Texas barbecue. It was some of the best barbecue I have had. We went inside to get our food and then sat outside in their shaded outdoor seating area with Toby. In the front of the restaurant was a playground for kids.
This is a photo of Cooper' BBQ's outdoor seating area.
Back on the road, there was lots of scenery like this.
Upon arriving in Fort Stockton, Texas, we stopped for the night at the dog-friendly Holiday Inn Express. We had a nice sized room.
After getting some food to go at a fast food restaurant, we found a local park about 5 to 10 minutes from our hotel. The park was recommended by the hotel staff. Pets on leash were allowed. Plus, the park had several playground areas for kids. 

Across the street from the park was the Historic Fort Stockton. You can take a self-guided tour with your pooch as long as your dog stays outside of the buildings. Brochures with maps and cassettes for the self-guided tour are available at Fort Stockton's Chamber of Commerce and at local motels and hotels. We did not have time for the self-guided tour, but it was fun looking at some of the buildings.
The next day we continued heading west. Here are more photos of scenery along Interstate 10.
At some point the land became more like a dry desert with some brush and a few trees.
This is a photo of El Paso, Texas as we passed through on Interstate 10. Click here to continue reading Part 8 for the dog-friendly Steins Ghost Town.

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