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"Sam & Mira" with Bubbie at The Alamo in San Antonio, TX

This has been a weird day, health-wise.  In the morning I felt miserable.  This afternoon, all is fine!  And, no • I am not pregnant!  I am a year shy of 70 • so don’t even think it!

 

We got the laundry done today, at long last.  We were both down to our last bits of underwear.  After that we drove to downtown San Antonio to visit the Alamo.  I have always wanted to see this historic place.  The entire complex is really quite small.  The church façade is lovely.  The interior of the church is gutted of any religious items: no pews, no altar, no baptismal font, etc.  There are many visitors to this Texas icon and many of them do not look to see whether they are walking between parties being photographed.

The mission church at The Alamo
  I realize they are excited.  But it should be pretty obvious.  We were patient and gave up on a couple of shots.  The gardens within the fort complex are very beautiful.  Huge live oak and pecan trees offer shade from the hot sun.  The arches and pathways are peaceful even with scads of people everywhere.  The only really bad thing about the Alamo is the hokey museums, etc. across the street: Ripley’s, Tussauds Wax Museum, etc.  One would have thought the city could have prevented that out of respect for the history.  The area is surrounded by many beautiful buildings, one of which is designed in a magnificent Gothic-style.

 

We went to The River Walk, only a block away from the Alamo, alongside pretty San Antonio River filled with tour boats and ducks, the latter begging for food from diners at the many restaurants, most of which seem to offer only Mexican cuisine.  It is a lovely area with brightly colored umbrellas over the dining tables of the restaurants.

Flat boat on the San Antonio River at River Walk.
  I wish we could have spent more time there.  The smell of some of the food was causing my stomach to churn.  I think this time it was hunger pangs.  I haven’t eaten any substantial food for several days.  It has weakened me quite a lot.

 

We returned to the motel for a bit of a rest for me.  We later went out for some dinner at Applebee’s.  Hurrah!  I was finally able to eat solid food without having any problems swallowing it.  Maybe I will finally be back to my usual bratty self.  As we returned to the motel, Jag spotted a Chevron station selling gasoline for $2.77 per gallon.  I cannot believe I would be calling that cheap gas! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sam & Mira with Bubbie at The Al…
"Sam & Mira" with Bubbie at The A…
The mission church at The Alamo
The mission church at The Alamo
Flat boat on the San Antonio River…
Flat boat on the San Antonio Rive…
Amazing Gothic architecture
Amazing Gothic architecture
Jag and Roz in the beautiful Alamo…
Jag and Roz in the beautiful Alam…
Beautiful garden at The Alamo
Beautiful garden at The Alamo
Small side building at The Alamo
Small side building at The Alamo
Arch and tree - The Alamo
Arch and tree - The Alamo
Promenade at The Alamo
Promenade at The Alamo
Visitors to San Antonios River Wa…
Visitors to San Antonio's River W…
Sleepy ducks along the San Antonio…
Sleepy ducks along the San Antoni…
Colorful umbrellas shade diners al…
Colorful umbrellas shade diners a…