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Thursday, June 14, 2012

San Antonio, Texas

After attending the Basic Military Training in Lackland Airforce Base, I was really happy seeing the transformation in my son and was so proud of him. I wanted to give him a surprise gift at that time, which was crete holidays. Crete is a beautiful and magical island South of Greece. I know my son will love Crete because it offers amazing variety from snow-capped mountains, rolling hills, dramatic coastline with gorgeous fine white sands, pebbled coves, and rugged cliffs. Crete, like many of the travelers, has long been in my list to visit because I am very interested to discover the mix of both ancient and modern life in the island. However, at that time, my son's graduation was the start of his airman's career, a vacation outside of the country was not possible. We decided instead to celebrate his graduation in San Antonio, Texas. We went outside the base and drove around the town in San Antonio.  I read that San Antonio is the most visited city in Texas. I wished I knew then to take lots of pictures, I regret now that I have very few pictures of this nice place ! 


Home of the San Antonio Spurs basketball team, the AT&T Center houses many sporting events in basketball and hockey!







Originally the Mission San Antonio del Valero, the Alamo is by far the most famous historical site in Texas, playing a significant role in Texas' quest for independence from Mexico. Under the command of Col. William Travis, 189 Texan soldiers bravely defended this fort for 13 days before finally succumbing to Santa Anna's massive Mexican army in early 1836. The chapel and the Long Barrack are all that remain of the fort. Saved from civilian apathy by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, the mission is now a museum containing relics from the era. Texans take the Alamo very seriously.  (information from Yahoo travel)



The River Walk was conceived in 1929. Downtown had serious flood problems and Robert Hugman suggested that the city turn the San Antonio River into an asset rather than a hindrance. Hugman's brainchild has since become the essence of the city. The city's most popular attraction, it is often crowded and filled with children, party goers, tourists and locals. In the heart of the River Walk is an area filled with restaurants, shops and nightclubs, punctuated by fountains and towering Cypress trees. The River Walk is particularly crazy during Fiesta. (information from Yahoo travel)




*Aligaga*

7 comments:

  1. Awww I miss this place so much. I wish someday I can go back to San Antonio Texas and revisit these awesome places again. I really regret that I didn't take lots of pictures. I wasn't a blogger then that's why !

    Aligaga

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    1. i wish to visit this place too someday, Chay, would want to see the Mssion de San Antonion and the Riverwalk. and hopefully, tim duncan before he retires, haha! same here, before the joy of blogging, was not taking a lot of pictures :) thanks to Friendster then, the one that opened up to me what blogging is, but then of course, we flew our wings, we are here now :)

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  2. I would like to see the Alamo someday and the River Walk looks like a great place to visit too!

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  3. Have been to San antonio many times, but also, not as a blogger. You have inspired me to revisit this spot.... ah yes, with my camera!

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  4. really looks a great place to visit! one sweet day with you sisters!

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  5. Here's another post in San Antonio, TX. We have more pictures to share !!!

    aligaga

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    1. hope we will be given the chance to write about visiting san antonio, texas, as we have more pictures to share indeed.

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