Texas IS Big!
Trip Start May 14, 2012
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The RV Park we are staying in is like a little village, with two pools, a hot tub, dance hall and little convenience store! It looks like many RVers are parked nearly full-time, but many are like us, staying maybe a week. It lies about 20 miles outside San Antonio.
The San Antonio Missions consist of five missions--the Alamo being one--established by the Spanish Franciscan Friars in the early 1700's
Now to the Alamo. We had pictured the Alamo in our minds with the movies portraying the battle for Texas with Mexico and their President Santa Ana. Well, the movies must have been performed with a recreated Alamo set. The original Alamo is definitely present as pictured in our minds, yet it is situated in down town San Antonio. Thankfully, it is well preserved, safely enclosed by a beautiful "Alamo Plaza" and considered a "shrine". Gentlemen are even required to remove their hats prior to entering. Countries such as Ireland and Scotland have their flags displayed in honor of their men who died at the Battle of the Alamo.
The Lyndon Baines Johnson Historical Site was very interesting. As you know, President Johnson took the office suddenly upon the assassination of President John F Kennedy (Nov 1963). We visited his boyhood home in Johnson City, TX. You may recall that LBJ was responsible for civil rights and the development of the "Head Start Program" (LBJ was a teacher before he was a politician)
An additional photo that we have enclosed is our National Park "Passport Book". It includes every location which is administered by the National Park Service--approximately 400 locations (including Guam and the Virgin Islands). We are gathering stamps and stickers from each site as we travel.
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