Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Off To The Alamo!!

On day 2 we planned to visit the Alamo!! We had a lovely breakfast in the hotel and already I knew this week was going to be a "go on then, you're on holiday " week which is a phrase my family at home taught us (which we took on rather quickly) that basically is an excuse to indulge and indulge I did all week long!  As we headed towards town thinking Lisa would be taking us to the Tour Bus Depot so we could get our tickets to go to the Alamo. We stopped suddenly and she announced "here we are"! Kayla and I looked around and asked "where"? "The Alamo" Lisa says! Well since we both thought we would load on a bus and head out into the "desert" with sagebrush rolling by, we were quite shocked to find out that The Alamo was smack dab in the middle of the town! We went inside to see the amazing piece of history. It was quite humbling to see the smallness of the rooms. We wandered the outside and was offered to watch a small movie of the events that lead up to that fateful day. the narrator was a fantastic story telling and included many of the group into his story. This I found to be the most fascinating of the entire experience, I learned of a story that I never really new the true facts of and felt a part of it as he told the tale of events. That made the whole visit worth it and when you walked through the "long building" afterwards to see all the artifacts it put a whole new light on everything. You can see more here.

After the Alamo we did take a bus tour of the city, visiting 2 of the other Missions and stopping at the Mexican Market. We tried some Mexican pastries which I found to be close to many of those from England and di some shopping!

I really enjoyed the day and found the people to be so curtious and friendly. We finished off the day with a walk around the river walk!

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