|Arrived in Sam Antonio, Texas Jan 19th and was off to the Alamo the next day. Even though I had been there before, it was interesting to go through it again.
Right across the street from the Alamo is the "Riverwalk". This is a waterway going through the center of San Antonio with shops, restaurants, and hotels. Gondola type boats cruise down the waterways. We walked the waterway and stopped for dinner at the Rainforest Café. The restaurant is unique in that it's like going into a rainforest and there are animals (not real) around you. It was fun, the food was great, and we did some people watching as they cruised the waterway.
The next day we visited the Mission San Jose. It was quite a trip though Spanish history.
The mission was built in 1768. It was built to convert the Indians to the church and also convert them into tax paying subjects of the King of Spain. They were taught to work the land and turn everything over to the friars. In payment, the Church would care for, and protect them.
Our next stop was north of San Antonio to the town of Fredricksburg. The town is kind of "artsy-craftsy", like Sedona, AZ. The main draw for us was the National Museum of the Pacific War, which is the home of the Admiral Nimitz Museum. When you pay for the admission they give you two days. That is how long you should take to go through it. We were unable to, but if I come back I will alot the time. The courtyard in the center of the complex has placards commemorating the ships and sailors of the Pacific War.
The bricks that you walk on have the name of men that served. It was quite an experience.
On the way back we stopped by Luchenbach, Texas. If that doesn't ring a bell..there is a country western song named Luchenbach Texas..with "Waylon, Willie, and the boys". Actually its a place out in the middle of the country where a lot of the country western stars...Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, and other musicians would come and jam. There is a bar and a post office. That's about it, but musicians still come there every weekend to jam.