Yesterday, we spent the day in San Antonio, Texas. Our first stop was at Alamo Mission in San Antonio, better known as The Alamo. This historic building is located in the heart of downtown, but the setting is park-like. Of course, the most famous of those who died there in 1836 were William Travis,Davy Crockett and James Bowie, along with roughly 200 others. Of those who fought and passed were men from the states as well as men from all over the world. There were about 15 survivors, mostly women, children and slaves. The building is smaller than you might expect, but once you get inside, it seemed larger again. Being a mission, the interior was more ornate than expected.
From there, we went to the river walk, a city park and network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River. It is one story below the streets and is often lined with shops and restaurants. Following a lunch at Margaritaville, we went on a boat cruise and enjoyed hearing about much of the history of the city.
Along the way we spotted some very interesting and unique architectural features…hmmm!
A few other interesting sights included the torch of friendship, and when they say “Texas sized”, I guess that includes their boots as well! Oh, we also saw some unusual wildlife as well………really?…..a herd of zebra??
Today, Marj and I had fun nosing through a bunch of antique stores in Boerne (Bur-Nee’) and Comfort, Texas. We had fun finding a few treasures. Tomorrow, we head for Waco, Texas where we look forward to going to Chip and Joanna Gaines Magnolia Market and Table. Until then…….Happy Trails!