Monday, December 31, 2007

Day 7 - San Antonio

A day of rest - no driving! We slept in, watched a little TV, and caught a bus to downtown San Antonio around 10:30 a.m.

The Alamo was the first stop. Seven men from North Carolina were among the 200 that lost their lives at the battle, outnumbered 10:1, against Santa Anna's troops. I took several photos and we watched an informational movie about the battle. David Bowie and Davey Crockett both perished, along with almost all of the others that were garrisoned at the fort, in the fight against the "Napoleon of the West."

After a quick stop at the information kiosk, we took a stroll along the Riverwalk, had lunch at a nice Tex-Mex place, and were entertained by a mariachi band. Strawberry and Mango margaritas were delish!

The Villita, the old village, is decked out for the big party tonight and although it was tempting, we decided to stay in for the evening and watch all the festivities from the comfort of the RV.

Thanks, btw, to my friend Tina for suggesting I add photos. I uploaded to Picasa (Google's online albums) and now you see some of the pictures scrolling. Thanks, Tina!

Tomorrow we're off to Del Rio, TX, and Amistad National Recreational Area. Big Bend is questionable at this time...

Happy New Year, y'all!

1 comment:

  1. Tori,
    Glad to hear that you and your mom are having a good time, with the exception of the road construction. Want to wish you both a safe and happy new year!
    Take care in your travels (I'll be checking your blog!) and have a wonderful time. Take tons of pictures!