Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Highlights of our Road Trip to Texas

We like staying off the main highway as much as possible
and its then you see little
gems like the town of Shinersville and
their old buildings - 
Don't they make you swoon?
 It was a Sunday and all the stores were closed
and the streets were bare.
 Evidently there was a shindig going on and they
didn't tell us where.
That's ok because we were headed to the Alamo.
 Of course you can't wander through Texas without seeing
an oil rig or 3M. LOL.
Tried to get this statue of all the lost
from the fight at the Alamo without a bunch of people
posing. So its at a very weird angle and the names are hard to read.
 From across the street - again it was full of people
because we picked the 4th of July weekend to visit and
6 million others had the same idea.
 The lines were around the block to get into the actual Alamo
and it was extremely hot so we admired it from the outside.
 There were entrances into the courtyards that
were green, lush and most important cool that we hightailed into.
There were nooks and crannies to explore- too dark
to capture on the camera, this well that was in the center of this
courtyard.
 And cannons - what's a fort without cannons.
And a gift shop.
That has this amazing diorama (under glass) of the fort/mission as it
would've looked back in the day when it was under seige.
It was alot bigger than you think.
I took this with my phone and that is the front of the mission that
still stands today (fixed up), and the walls that surround it today
were two stories back then are now one story and wooden slats have
been installed in the arches.
Around the back side of the diorama show a lot more buildings
and courtyards with a force of soldiers "attacking"
that really emphasises how outnumbered they really were.

4 comments:

  1. Looks like an amazing trip! I enjoyed seeing your photos, as always. :)

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  2. in back yard:) ~ hope you enjoy!

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  3. Yay for Texas road trips! That looks like a cool little town you found, I don't think I've been there yet. And the Alamo...yes for the cool courtyards! :-)

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  4. Yay for Texas road trips! That looks like a cool little town you found, I don't think I've been there yet. And the Alamo...yes for the cool courtyards! :-)

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