If you’re planning a visit to San Antonio, you should make sure you make time to tour the historically famous Texas landmark; The Alamo. Hence, why this historic icon coins San Antonio as Alamo City, it’s the prime reason why you should put it on the top of your bucket list. Visiting the Alamo will help visitors understand why Texans are so deeply enriched in their culture and Texas pride.
If you’re looking for the best places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in America, you don’t have to travel far. Every U.S. city and most towns join in on the tradition by becoming Irish for a day (or week). From colorful green fountains and riverwalks, parades and pub crawls, there’s great family-friendly and adult-only venues to celebrate everything Irish. But, even if you don’t have Irish blood, you can at least pretend for a day by taking part in St. Paddy’s Day celebrations nationwide!
If you love to explore caves and are going to be visiting San Antonio, Texas, you’ll want to visit the Natural Bridge Caverns! It’s the perfect way to spend a hot summer day with your family in the cool cave!
Campground/RV Park: Pecan Park Riverside RV Park
Location: 50 Squirrel Run, San Marcos, Texas
Phone: (512) 396-0070
In the small desert town of Quartzsite, Arizona, a lesser-known historical achievement took place involving the United States Army, a middle eastern man and camels. The project was called The Great Camel Experiment. And Quartzsite is the place that honors the who proved to the U.S. government that camels outlasted other means of transporting military supplies across the desert southwest.
Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio Texas is the starting point of a future Enlisted Airmen attending Air Force Basic Military Training. But Lackland AFB is also home to a magnificent outdoor museum of Air Force war-fighting aircraft from every era of U.S. military history called Warbirds Memorial Park.
If you’re planning on visiting San Antonio, make it a point to attend the Air Force Basic Military Training graduation ceremony at Lackland Air Force Base. You’ll be moved by the grandeur protocol and military bearing of the Air Force’s youngest Enlisted Airmen.
Remember the Alamo!!
Did you know March 6, 2017 was the 181st Anniversary of the Siege of the Alamo.
How many of you, without Googling, could tell what happened there and why the Alamo is such an important historical site?
Let us help you out a little…
…the Alamo is the home of the 1836 battle where heroes, Esparza, Crocket, Bowie, and Travis died fighting for freedom. Their sacrifice helped birth Texas and globally, put it on the map. Their call for aid and refusal to surrender in the face of overwhelming odds stirred America and the world. The seige lasted 13 days but there’s tons more in history to learn about the 13 days of siege of the Alamo.
Since it has such a great historical importance , we will just direct you to here to the Alamo website:
Today, the Alamo is the heart of San Antonio and is Texas’ most visited historic landmark and we made it a point to visit it, inside and out. Its not a far walk to the Riverwalk, so put this on your San Antonio To-Do’s.
The one thing that just surprised us was just how small it really is…the building that is and inside the fort area. In movies, it shows a much larger image but the fact is, it’s quite small and takes up very little real estate. It’s located in the middle of the city amongst towering modern buildings and shopping all around it. The amazingly beautiful, architectured 300-year old former Spanish mission-turned-fortress is a great exhibit open year-round; free for school groups, families, travelers and all who visit and experience first hand the battlefield and hallowed grounds. Literally, the hair on the backs of our necks stood up as we walked graciously with each step.
Here, in its current state:
About the buildings ——> HERE
The night we took these photos was actually a rarity to enjoy this…no people. We consider ourselves lucky as we have walked by it several different times of the day on different occasions only to see it swarmed with visitors making it difficult to get good National Geographic type photos. These are OUR photos.
|The outer ‘fortress’ wall and gate|
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This is what it normally looks like during the day, so you see what an incredible gift it was to get to see it ‘naked’.
Though we didn’t get to attend the 13 days of interactive living history events to commemorate the 181st anniversary of the 1836 siege and battle of THE ALAMO this year, we DID get to go last year this time when our son was in town visiting.
So, today, we tip our hats to Texas history today!! Never forget THE ALAMO!