Thursday, February 21, 2013

Remember The Alamo!!!

We arrived in San Antonio on Thursday afternoon and by that evening we had signed up for a 7 hour bus tour the next day.  The tour included the Alamo, Riverboat Ride, Mission Concepcion and San Jose, Japanese Sunken Gardens, Buckhorn Saloon and Museum and Texas Ranger Museum and El Mercado, a kind of Mexican strip mall.  These are two of the pictures from the Alamo, one of the chapel and one of me in front of a beautiful Live Oak.  You can check out more on the Alamo at:
http://www.history.com/topics/alamo

We thought the Riverwalk was just beautiful.  So many restaurant's and shops and booths set up selling crafts and jewelry, we came back a couple of days after the bus tour to walk around and sight see some more.
Just some of the pictures we took at the missions.  There is a total of 4 Missions in San Antonio plus the Alamo.   Our bus tour stopped at the Alamo and 2 of the Missions, so the next day we drove to the other 2.  They were built in the early1700's and the chapels of all 4 of them are used as Catholic Churches today.  History buff Bruce couldn't get enough of them or put the camera down.  You can read more on the Missions at:
http://www.nps.gov/saan/index.htm

We ate dinner one night on the Riverwalk at this Brazilian Steakhouse.  It was a wonderful experience, something we had never done before, and the food was absolutely delicious!
Ten different types of meat brought to your table and sliced right off the skewer onto your plate.  I believe Bruce actually had a tear in his eye!

Well, this is what happens to you in Texas when you talk bad about George W!!

Well, after San Antonio, we are on our way to Carlsbad, New Mexico.  This picture was taken on a stop on our way in Fort Stockton.  They have this sculpture on the way into and out of this town.  Our campground happened to be right across the highway and we got this neat picture.

Yipee-ki-yay, we are headed out of Texas!!

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