Remember the Alamo!

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"There's no basement in the Alamo."

My friend Claudine and I drove down one day from Austin to tour San Antonio. First stop was the Alamo. It happened to be the 167th anniversary of the battle between the Texas rangers and General Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana's troops. (his name cracks me up, because I always think of the Pee Wee movie.) So we weren't able to go into the Alamo as a memorial service was going on, but we did spend a couple hours walking around, talking with some school kids and laying on the lush green lawn.

Later we walked across to the Riverwalk and spent a couple hours exploring the sites. We walked so far I had to change out of my boots (which were appropriate for cold DC but not for warm Texas) and bought a pair of flip flops...my first pair since I was a kid. What a memory! ;0)

One of my favorite parts to visit in San Antonio was the cheesy tourist trap known as the Market Square. I ended up buying this really cool mesh bag with Frida Kahlo's portrait, and I wished I had bought a couple of Mexican ceramics. At least i think everything was Mexican. I keep hearing the demand for tourist items is so high that places in latin America are turning to China to mass manufacture items. Oh well, I guess it's the thought that counts. I won't even go into the ills of consumerism being that it'd make me a hypocrite.

 

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Theres no basement in the Alamo.
"There's no basement in the Alamo."
My friend Claudine invited me to s…
My friend Claudine invited me to …
Claudine pays homage to the Texas …
Claudine pays homage to the Texas…
Under the Alamo live oak.
Under the Alamo live oak.
Ohm...
Ohm...
Some schoolkids were playing aroun…
Some schoolkids were playing arou…
San Antonio had several decorated …
San Antonio had several decorated…
The Riverwalk mural
The Riverwalk mural
A tourist trap if there ever was o…
A tourist trap if there ever was …
Along the San Antonio Riverwalk.
Along the San Antonio Riverwalk.
Claudine sits atop a Riverwalk bri…
Claudine sits atop a Riverwalk br…
I dont know how bulls feel about …
I don't know how bulls feel about…
The conquistador in front of the g…
The conquistador in front of the …
Our way of paying tribute.
Our way of paying tribute.