Even though we’re only in the San Antonio area for a couple of days, we had to make a visit to the Alamo. The only time I remember being there before, we drove around and around and never could find a place to park. Of course that was back in 1967, I think, when LeRoy was stationed at Ft. Hood. These days parking isn’t a problem, but only if you’re willing to pay for it. Parking around the new arena in Wichita is cheap by comparison!
I discovered quickly that I had some misconceptions about the battle at the Alamo. There were about 200 soldiers in the Alamo and for some reason I thought there were far fewer. I also had thought the building we recognize as the Alamo was the fortified area when actually the soldiers were housed in the long barracks and the walls contained a much larger area.If the soldiers there had not taken their stand, even at the cost of their lives, we might all be speaking Spanish!
A trip to San Antonio would not be complete without a stroll down the River Walk.You could almost forget there is a busy city up above while you’re walking or eating by the water. Later in the day a lady told me that when she was there, they were changing the water in the “river”! I hadn’t thought about the cleaning necessary for this man-made area. We ate at County Line Pit BBQ and enjoyed (mostly) our meals at a table by the water. LeRoy and I had a minor disagreement about the pigeons that wandered around. He fed them while I shooed them away! The ducks I could handle. The pigeons were too much like chickens, I guess.
Speaking of ducks, one of the females had a nest right at the end of the restaurant tables. Our waiter said that occasionally the males would go chase the female off the nest to go find food and water. Otherwise, she’d sit there to her own detriment.
After lunch we came back to the RV park. Our friends Paul and Becky Lawry live in Georgetown, in the Austin area and they had said we could leave the Jeep with them until we are able to make other arrangements. We took lesser highways, Farm or Ranch roads, on our way there and saw some pretty areas of the hill country of Texas, along with winding, hilly roads. It was a fun drive. LeRoy talked to an interested buy while we were on our way there and he and his wife met us to look over the Jeep. To make a long story short, they made a deposit on it and signed a contract to buy when their house sale closes in May! They don’t live too far from Lawry’s, so it feels like a good fit. If anything should happen to their deal, we’ll worry about that when the time comes.
Today LeRoy is modifying the Cruiser to add the Brake Buddy to the towing setup. We’ll be on the road again in just a few hours, and this time we won’t have to use radios to talk to each other!