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Mar 6, 2008 - San Antonio River Missions
Last Friday we made the 40 mile trip south to San Antonio to explore the city and to see the famed Alamo. I know you all are familiar with the story of the Alamo, but did you know it was originally founded in 1718, was named Mission San Antonio de Valera, and was the first of five missions to be constructed along the San Antonio River. . Before touring this historic landmark we decided to visit the other missions, all within about 11 miles from the city. The first mission we visited was Mission Nuestra Senora de la Purisima Concepcion....Jump to full entry
Jan 29, 2008 - Remember the Alamo!
Everything in Texas is big and this also includes its' history. We have really had fun learning about this state. The Alamo was first a Spanish run mission with the intent to convert local Indians. The Mexican government advertised free land to settlers from the states to come on down to what was Mexico. Many took advantage of this offer, so much so, that the Mexican Gov. discussed ways to protect its' borders and to stop the influx of immigrants - history really does repeat itself. Texans eventually took over the mission Alamo until March...Jump to full entry
Jan 27, 2008 - San Antonio TX
On our way through Texas, we stopped at a couple of our Thousand Trails RV Parks. First we made a brief stop at the Lake Conroe Campground, which was close enough for us to make a side trip over to Escapees headquarters in Livingston. Escapees is an RV Club we belong to. The Escapees RV Club was founded on July 4, 1978, by Joe and Kay Peterson. There was no master plan for what the club would become; it was started through Kay's column in Woodall's Trailer Travel magazine. She asked the question that, if a club was started to help people...Jump to full entry