Don & Sandi at "home", back in the Stockton area.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Alamo & Caverns


Over the past few days, we have seen a lot of Texas. it safe to say, we have seen all of Texas that we care to see ;-) ???   Boy, it's a big state to drive through!

While in Texas we went to San Antonio (and watched on TV as the Giants won the World!).   We walked the "river walk" alongside the narrow San Antonio River that runs through downtown.  It was beautiful with its shops and side-walk restaurants, and music...and tour boats moving down the river.  (Yes, we took the tour-boat ride too.)  We loved that area.

We also visited the nearby "Alamo".  It was very interesting to learn in a fair amount of detail the history of the Texas "republic" and its fight for independence.  It was a fierce battle.   The Alamo is treated as a shrine once you enter its main chapel area.

San Antonio was the site of the 1968 World's Fair, and so we had to visit the "Tower of the Americas" while we were there.  We took the ride to the top of the tower; the view of the San Antonio area was magnificent.

We arrived in New Mexico on Wednesday.  We visited the Carlsbad Caverns for several hours on Thursday and really enjoyed the beautiful scenery of stalactites and stalagmites, 750 feet below ground level, at a very cool 56 degrees.

Well, that's all the news for less than three weeks we will be home!

Take care,
Don & Sandi

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