Saturday, January 5, 2013

Just what the doctor ordered...

Today was the first day we have been able to get out and about. We arrived in San Antonio last Wednesday. The weather has not been so good here...rainy, windy, sleeting and yes, even a few snow flurries...with highs in the upper 30's - low 40's F. Clouds early this morning gave way to sunshine about 10:00 am with a high around 50 and we were so outta here! First stop...The Alamo.

This is the entrance we took from Crockett Street. The Alamo is maintained by the Daughters of the Republic (since 1905). There is no admission and the DRT depends solely on money from donations and proceeds from the gift shop. The Long Barrack Museum was built using the remains of the original Long Barrack. It houses exhibits on the Alamo's historic past as well as a theater which shows a very informative 15 minute video.

Acequia...the waterway marks the remains of the irrigation system that served the Spanish communities along the San Antonio River. We have never seen such huge coy!

 A couple of happy tourists!

The Shrine...dedicated to the memory of the men who fell in defense of the Alamo.

The stone walls and arches that surround the Alamo have been erected since the 1920's.

The well in the background dates back to the Mission Period. This live oak tree was transplanted to the courtyard around 1912. It was 40 years old when it was moved.
Second stop....The River Walk...

Lots of really nice places to eat...we chose Mexican...yummy...
...with a wonderful view. We ate outside under the heaters.

The birds were enjoying the day too...first a snack and then a bath!

 Lots of pretty buildings, trees, and flowers...
...and entertainment!

A first for me...a cactus pad wreath!
This is my first time to come to San Antonio and what a great day we have had. Alittle history, good food and a nice long walk in the sunshine! Just what the doctor ordered!

1 comment:

  1. Brrr..sounds cold. I've heard from several people that the Alamo is a great tour.
    Keep warm and safe...