San Antonio, Texas - Remember the Alamo?
Trip Start Jan 08, 2006
79Trip End Dec 31, 2006
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On Wednesday morning, we got started early (for us!) and headed into downtown San Antonio, expertly led by "Satellite Sally", our GPS System...we've become very dependent on her instructions to get us anywhere we want to go, from local attractions to truck stops, to grocery stores. The wonderful technologies of today's world make me wonder all the time how the early "pioneers" of this full-timing life have done it all these years - they were obviously less geographically-challenged than this navigator!
We spent an hour or two wandering around the grounds of the Alamo (see pictures 1-3), fascinated once again at reading the story of how these brave men (and their wives and families), whose names we've heard so many times - Davey Crockett, Jim Bowie, William Travis, to name a few - fought to protect those around them
After we'd soaked up all the Alamo history we could absorb, we walked along the River Walk, a wonderful collection of shops, restaurants and hotel or two, all along the river, and enclosed on both sides (see pictures 4 & 5). I remembered the first time I was there, for an annual IMRA (Incentive Manufacturers Representatives Assn.) conference, the industry organization of which I became president. As though conjuring up this somewhat distant memory had stirred up the spirits, I found an email waiting for me the next morning from Myrna, my friend and business partner, passing on an invitation to the Past President's Luncheon at this year's IMRA Conference in Hilton Head Island...and event I think we'll manage to attend. It will be great fun to reconnect with all my old friends from the industry!
Out to dinner at a Texas Steak House that evening, and then packing up the "home" in preparation for our travels to Livingston, our home base, the next morning. ...And the beat goes on!