And of course we visited the Alamo...where we had a first hand history lesson.
Here's the thing...the Alamo played a pivotal part in the history of Texas...and it's inclusion in the United States of America...but the facts are all getting a little fuzzy. So it's time to head back...for a bit of a refresher.
I'm looking forward to revisiting those places I fondly remember...and, who knows what other treasures there may be to explore in the San Antonio area? The Hill Country looks most inviting...with ranches...and antique shops...and quaint B & B's.
My bags are soon packed...and we're off...by car, plane...and eventually boat. We will be exploring Texas...and then joining my sisters...and brother...and all the spouses...and some nieces and nephews on a Caribbean cruise. It will be such fun!
We did a Caribbean cruise together as a family 10 years ago...and decided that in 2009 we would do it once again. And we are actually making it happen! Turquoise waters...sun-soaked white sand beaches...and good times together with family from three provinces and two states. What could be better than that?
Ten years ago mom and dad were with us on the cruise. This time we were planning that dad would be joining us...but as he is still recovering from a serious round of pneumonia...it does not look as though he will be up to the trip. We are all sorry about that...because he would have so enjoyed himself!
And home on the ranch...all is in good hands...and every detail will be attended to in our absence! I will be away from my office for a wee spell...away from all internet connections...and away from all my blogging friends. So don't have too much fun while I'm gone...and I'll look forward to catching up with all of you on my return!