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Remember the Alamo and other places...

I always find it surrealistic to walk through historic icons, such as the Alamo.  I saw the movie and read accounts of what took place, but it is different being in the same buildings (initially built as a mission in 1718) where the battle for Texas independence took place in 1836.  Standing where they stood, I came away with a greater appreciation for the 186 valiant men from a wide assortment of cultures that joined forces to fight a bigger foe.  It was a case of losing the battle to later win the war.

Since we were in San Antonio, we also walked the River Trail, a portion of the San Antonio River in a canal, reconstructed for the 1968 HemisFair that winds through town (think Venice).  While environmentally probably not the best thing, it created a festive ambiance as we dined in one of the many canal-side cafes.  A nice day. 

Kathy

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