Friday, June 24, 2016

Step Out and Discover.....

A beautiful day was spent in the city of San Antonio.  San Antonio is a major city in south, central Texas.  It has a very rich colonial heritage.  After picking up relatives at the airport, we headed to the River Walk to eat Mexican food.  The miles long river walk is beautifully landscaped with restaurants and shops.  As people take boat rides down the river, they find out about the history of San Antonio.

The city of San Antonio is one of the oldest Spanish colonization of the European settlements in Texas.  A fort was constructed in 1717, as well as a Catholic mission and trading post.

Most people who have watched the movie "The Alamo" with John Wayne, remember the devastating battle.   In the spring of 1836, Santa Anna led a Mexican army into Texas and marched on San Antonio.  The Battle of the Alamo took place from February 23 to March 6, 1836.  James Bowie, William Barrett Travis and David Crockett were men who fought and died at the Alamo.  The cry, "Remember the Alamo", became the rallying point of the Texas Revolution.  Texas won its independence at the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, thirty-six days after the Battle of the Alamo.

Just blocks away is Hemisfair Parks, where the 750 ft tower from HemisFair '68 stands.  The official World's Fair took place in San Antonio in 1968.

San Antonio is a fun place to visit.  There are also several other missions to visit; as well as Fiesta Texas(an amusement park); SeaWorld; the Botanical Gardens; several art galleries; the Majestic Theater, etc.

If you enjoy traveling and never have been to San Antonio, you need to put this on your bucket list of things to do.

Step out and visit a city you have never been to and discover "the story" behind that great city!





2 comments:

  1. It sounds like you had a great time!!

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  2. I hear such wonderful things about San Antonio. I need to visit there some day.

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