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.