Ahh..I Remember The Alamo

Do you remember the Alamo? Or maybe you know it as Mission San Antonio De Valero? You know, the 300 year old building in Texas, involved in the Texas war for independence from Mexico? Anyways, I learned about the Alamo in grade school and always have had an interest in old civilizations and ruins. Not that this place is as old as some places I have seen and explored, but it is much older than me by about 272 years and even though it has been rebuilt, it’s still cool to me!

I cruised on over to see the Alamo on a trip to the River Walk in San Antonio. It was a hot and humid day out, at least for me being from AZ and our “dry” heat, I was not used to Texas mugginess. It also seemed to be pretty crowded, but they were giving free entrance inside the Alamo, so I jumped on it!

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I didn’t spend much time here, so I didn’t really get to read up on all the history but I read what I could quickly and checked out the whole property. It is really well taken care of, and the gardens are nicely kept.

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A little info plaque on the outside of the Alamo near the street.
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The Alamo itself.

Walking through the gardens was peaceful and relaxing even though it was humid and hot out.

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This tree was huge and awesome.
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This bridge went over a mote type thing filled with koi fish.
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One of the old Spanish cannons.

There is so much history here, its really interesting to me. There is no picture of it, but if you go see the Alamo, make sure to check out the old barracks area which is now a museum of sorts inside. You can learn a lot more about the place in there.

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Some of the walkways near the outside wall.
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This archway was interesting.
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This dude never said a word.
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More passageways.
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I was able to snap this with my go pro. I guess your not supposed to take photos inside.
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The gift shop had a lot of cool stuff inside.

All and all the Alamo is an interesting piece of our American history, and I’m glad that the state of Texas has decided to maintain it. They are doing a great job of protecting it for future people to come and learn a piece of our history. I can now say “Ahh..I remember the Alamo!”

“You may all go to hell, and I will go to Texas” – Davey Crockett

 

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