San Antonio part 1: Alamo + Missions

ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageLast weekend I had the ultimate pleasure to take my cousin on a weekend road trip with my husband to San Antonio.  She was so excited because she’d been learning about the Alamo and Riverwalk since she started taking Spanish classes four years ago.

The weather was beautiful and we stayed in a very nice hotel next to the Alamo.  They didn’t allow pictures inside the Alamo but I can tell you it was much more than I expected with it’s high curved arches and ceilings as well as multiple rooms where the missionaries lived before it was ground for the Texas Revolution in 1836.  We even found a name of a man named Joseph Rutherford (from KY where my husband is from) who died during the fight at Alamo.

I’m SO glad we were able to have this experience to learn about and see this very important site in Texas history.  It was grounding to see the other missions as well. Did you know there are four missions and their churches are active Catholic parishes? We only visited Mission Espada’s church which has a gorgeous Texan flair (see mexican blankets on the church pew kneelers) and beautiful architecture.  Mission Espada also has an aqueduct that we visited .

All in all, it was a meaningful and fun little weekend trip.  I’m excited to share more pictures of  our time on the Riverwalk!


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