Hampton Inn San Antonio - Northwoods
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Greetings, still from San Antonio;
Yesterday was a quiet day. Our only real activity was to go visit The Alamo. Walking inside the museum was very reminiscent of many of the Churches we have visited in Italy. There is a sense of quiet and reverence about what happened there. It was a moving experience. Pictures are not allowed in the museum but I did snap one of the outside.
... and they say Florida is hot!
Before I forget, let me tell you about our last dinner in New Orleans. We ate at John Besh's place Domenica, which is Italian for Sunday. It was a really authentic Italian trattoria, very informal and family friendly. The most memorable dishes we had were a pizza that we shared, with tomato and spicy salumi and an antipasto plate with meats and cheese. The pizza could have been made in Italy and brought to New ...
Today we took a more relaxed morning and stayed in the waterpark near our room all day while the Kelly's met up with friends at the other park to do some of the more intense slides. We started the day at the wave pool all together and then convinced Brynn to ride the Falls river ride back to the other side of the park where we enjoyed the Alligator river for a log while. Pizza lunch ...
... booths selling their work. Spanish colonists began the church in 1731 and a French Gothic addition was completed in 1873. A modern restoration includes a three-piece gold-leaf altar piece. It's a beautiful church which also contains the remains of defenders of the Alamo.
We may have walked by the Governor's Palace, but I'm not sure about that.
In the afternoon we ventured by car to the McNay Art ...
... s and still remarkably intact. We then stopped by the Riverwalk for lunch before going to the see the site of the Alamo. This is where a 13 day battle in 1836 of a large (approx 1500-2000 men) Mexican army vs much smaller army (approx 250 men) of Texans occurred. The texans stood strong to protect the Alamo and the invasion of Mexicans on Texan land, even though they were aware the battle would be almost impossible to ...
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