|I had a great conversation with this gentlemen about|
the large German influence on Texas.
Lulu wanted to shop in the Riverstreet Mall - so I walked over to the Alamo for one last visit. The historic Texas shrine is featured in all the USA history books - it certainly does not disappoint you. 200 Texans fought to their death there to make Texas and independent country from Mexico. Today's Texans are quite proud of this old mission - although it was a dismal defeat - it became a rallying point that they used to defeat Santa Anna a couple months later. They captured the Mexican president - and this led to Texas becoming the Republic of Texas for 10 years.
|Davy Crockett came toTexas seeking a new start.|
He had been a member of the US Congress.
He also starred in a movie series for Walt Disney.
|The Alamo gift store|
|The Alamo was an old abandoned mission during the 1836 war.|
It looked like this then.
|Travis - Bowie - Crockett- Bonham were the leaders at the Alamo|
|I imagine this gets pretty crowded in the hot summer.|
Today it was 65 - sunny - beautiful - empty.
|The Emily Morgan Hotel overlooks the Alamo.|