Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Remember The Alamo

The four of us took a ride into San Antonio to see if there was some mischief that we could get into and we found it.  Our first stop was the parking garage at the Rivercenter Mall from which we took to hoofing.  After walking a few blocks we found ourselves in front of the Alamo.

Now, one comment here; if I was going to build a tourist attraction like the Alamo, I would build it outside of town so that there would be more parking available.  As most of you know, the Alamo is right in the middle of San Antonio which, by the way, is a clean and beautiful city.


Anyway, we won’t go into the story of the Alamo since most of you already know it from your history lessons during your early school days.  Also, from the movie that John Wayne directed and starred in back in the 60’s.  Here we are in front of that historic edifice.

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Pictures aren’t allowed inside the Alamo so here are a couple more from the outside – look familiar?


And here’s a replica of the Alamo under siege.


After perusing the premises at the Alamo, we made our way toward the Riverwalk, one of the most popular tourist attractions in this country.


There are one or two eateries along the Riverwalk – enough so that we were able to “rustle up some grub”.  We had Mexican as every other restaurant along the Riverwalk serves Mexican dishes.  We ate under the umbrellas right on the river’s edge at the Original Mexican restaurant – excellent food.


The ducks can be a pain in the pa-toots.  They are little beggars who wander all around your feet while your eating just waiting for you to drop some crumbs.  Here’s a picture of some future little beggars in the making.


Of course, when one is on the Riverwalk, one has to go for a boat ride.  It’s a two and a quarter mile orated trip and a must do if you’re in San Antonio.

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These bells on the Riverwalk are representative of the Missions in San Antonio.  The center bell is in recognition of the Alamo.


Needless to say, we have tons of pictures, however, these are a good representative of our day in San Antonio.  We plan to return to San Antonio to visit the Missions as well spend more time on the Riverwalk.

Today we are thinking of heading to Fredericksburg or, maybe, the LBJ Ranch.  The four of us will get together and have a “meeting of the minds” later this morning.  Rain is in the future forecast so we need to “make hay while the sun shines” and plan some indoor activities for the rainy days.

Hope Your Having A Good Day and May God Bless  - - - - - - - -

1 comment:

  1. Glad you guys are enjoying your travels deep into the heart of Texas. The Alamo was there before San Antonio grew up around it. Best parking is in the package garage at the Riverwalk.
    Another interesting side trip would be Brackettville. There you will find the set built for the Alamo movie.
    Brackettville also has an RV Village where a couple of our RV friends have RV sites.