Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Homeschool Travels - Remember the Alamo

I have wanted to visit the Alamo for years.  As we are traveling around the country with Joe we are trying to see as many historical and national sites as we can.  We missed out seeing the Alamo last visit to Texas, so since we had more time this trip we decided to take advantage of it and day trip to San Antonio from Dallas.

 We let Joey watch PeeWee's Big Adventure the Night before, so he of course had to ask to see the basement.  The officer smiled and let him know that he couldn't visit that area.  It was funny, and the officer was such a good sport with Joey's silliness.  Trust me when I say that is a good mark of a visit for us.  Joey always has weird questions to ask.

 You cannot take pictures inside the building.  Inside there was a display of weapons used at the Battle.  There are also items that have been recovered there such as cookware, and books  Very interesting inside the memorial.

 The grounds were beautifully maintained.

 You can rent this building for events.

 Then we headed across the street to this hidden gem.  We couldn't even see the Riverwalk area.  But then we discovered this beautiful hidden treasure.

 And we took the kids on the boat ride they had.

 It was very interesting, and he shared lots of history of San Antonio.

 After having enjoying the River Walk and dinner at the Rainforest Cafe we headed back past the Alamo to our parking.

 We saw our first officers in Cowboy Hats.

The Alamo memorial is a somber reminder of American History.  The kids enjoyed the displays and we all enjoyed the beautiful weather we got that day.  There is plenty to do in San Antonio around the Alamo.  It did shock me all there was directly across the street.  The Alamo is nestled in the middle of a tourist area that grew around this landmark.  You could definitely make a weekend out of the visit.

If you get a chance, be sure to visit this wonderful Landmark.  It will be worth your time.

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