I found myself in San Antonio this weekend for a doctor’s appointment and I was on a mission to replace a Ripley’s Believe it or Not shot glass from my collection that I accidentally broke a few months back. You see, I love my shot glass collection and losing one was like losing a very quiet child that never did anything.
So, while I was there, I thought that it eased long past due that I visited the The Alamo, a place I had not been in about 15 years.
It is requested that no photographs be taken inside the building itself and, as everyone should, it was a request that I complied with.
However, even though they ask that no pictures be taken inside the building, there is plenty to photograph outside. A magnificent learning park, grand old oak trees, flower gardens, memorials, and historic reenactors.
In front of the Alamo is a huge marble memorial marking the location where the bodies of the Alamo defenders were burned by the victorious Mexican Army.
According to legend, Santa Anna ordered the Alamo burned to the ground as the Mexican Army advanced after the battle. Supposedly, the Mexican troops who went back to carry out the order were met by the ghosts of all who had died there, returned from the grave to defend the Alamo once again. The Mexican troops dropped their torches and ran.
After visiting the Alamo, I decided to go on a walk on the San Antonio Riverwalk. This has been called Texas’ Venice and, since I haven’t made it to Venice yet, I’ll have to take their word for it. In any case, it’s a beautiful place to kill time.