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San Antonio, Texas Day 4 (GA236)

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
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The motorhome is parked at Mary’s home in Murphys, California. I expect to depart here April 26th.

 

 

 

 

 

This entry was posted December 14, 2012

 

 

 

 

Mary remains at home in California tending to medical and personal business issues. She has made her airline reservations to join me at Harlingen, Texas on January 3, 2013.

 

 

The motorhome is parked at the Fraternal Order of Eagles #70 about 15 miles from downtown. I will depart later this morning. I was last in San Antonio in 1979. It is located at 513 feet of elevation and has a population of 1,144,646. To read more about San Antonio you need to click this link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Antonio

 

 

Yesterday I visited the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. It has five missions all along the San Antonio River over a distance of about 15 miles south of San Antonio. All the missions are more or less about three miles apart from each other. Here is the official government website…
http://www.nps.gov/saan/index.htm

 

 

I wrote a Blog entry about the first mission I visited two days ago…Mission San Antonio de Valero also known as The Alamo. In case you missed that post, here’s the link…
http://wp.me/pDCku-6kE

 

 

I visited the other four missions yesterday, starting with Mission Concepcion…considered to be in the best condition of the four. Here’s the official website link…
http://www.nps.gov/saan/planyourvisit/concepcion.htm

 

 

 

 

 

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

 

 

 

 

 

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To see the other 18 photos of Mission Concepcion, click this Picasa Web Album link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/MissionConcepcionSanAntonioTexas

 

 

 

 

 

Second stop was at Mission San Jose…considered to be the most beautiful of the four. Here’s the official website link…
http://www.nps.gov/saan/planyourvisit/sanjose.htm

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To see the other 35 photos of Mission San Jose, click this Picasa Web Album link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/MissionSanJoseSanAntonioTexas

 

 

 

 

 

Third stop was at Mission San Juan which was in the process of being restored so I did not get to go inside. Here’s the official website link…
http://www.nps.gov/saan/planyourvisit/sanjuan.htm

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To see the other 5 photos of Mission San Juan, click this Picasa Web Album link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/MissionSanJuanSanAntonioTexas

 

 

 

 

 

The final stop was at Mission Espada. It’s a smaller mission and a Wednesday wedding was just concluding as I arrived. Here’s the official website link…
http://www.nps.gov/saan/planyourvisit/espada.htm

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To see the other 9 photos of Mission Espada, click this Picasa Web Album link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/MissionEspadaSanAntonioTexas

 

 

Enjoying beautiful old missions is another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle!

 

 

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Texas. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

 

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

 

 

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

 

 

 

 

 

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http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

 

 

TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! MARY WROTE A MANY GREAT BLOGS…SO WHENEVER SHE PUBLISHED A BLOG POSTING THE SAME DAY THAT I DID…YOU WILL BE ABLE TO READ HER BLOG BY CLICKING THE BELOW LINK! DO IT NOW!

Mary did not post this date.

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Forecast for today is sunny and 79 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

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Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

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My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…

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On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

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All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2018

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A CRUISE THOUGH TEXAS.

DSC06935 (Copy)There is an upside to downsizing. My cousin Debbie collects postcards and while going through my stuff I found a scrapbook of a trip to Texas. I grabbed some pages and put them in a box to mail, thinking explanatory stuff might interest her. But, oh the memories.  Dallas/Fort Worth really does have more shops than New York, more music than Nashville and more thrills than Disneyland. We went to the stockyards and saw a cattle drive that was a life-sized sculpture of long horns crossing a river. Museums, art galleries, the Hard Rock Cafe, the White Elephant Saloon, a cooling water walk, Assyrian treasures at Kimball, Cavanaugh Flight Museum, a sewing machine museum, the H.W. Perry Homestead.  We followed the footsteps of Kennedy’s assassin at Dealy Plaza and the grassy knoll.  We could easily have spent three weeks there, so much to see and do.

DSC06933 (Copy)Our method suited both my husband’s and my personality. He would write for tourist information, we’d fly into the major airport, rent a car and do as much as we could during a 3 to 4 week period. In Houston, the Sam Houston Museum, the Astrodome, LBJ Space Center, San Jacinto Battlefield,  Missons. We toured the Battleship Texas, and the Funeral Services Museum. We really did go to Billy Bob’s  Honky Tonk, (disappointing) and  Ruth’s Chris steak house, but we didn’t order steaks the size of a roast. George wanted to go to the Millionaires Club, just for a peek, but realized you need to be a millionaire.

DSC06936 (Copy)We drove to Galveston and visited the historic Moody Mansion, The Texas Seaport Museum where I got my art fix watching Anthony Blackman draw. The old downtown area is quite small and interesting. A Mardi Gras Museum,  History of the Galveston Hurricane of 1900. The best estimate of life lost was six thousand perished, one of the worst disasters in our nation’s history. We took pictures of a mansion with a two  foot picket fence. The other four feet were covered in mud and the owners never rebuilt. They chose to live in what was the top two floors of the mansion.  I loved Galveston.

We drove to San Antonio to see the Alamo. Texans didn’t set aside land around the Alamo. It sits on a city block with businesses surrounding it, smaller than you’d think.  The missions- magnificent edifices in stone, a cool place rest. The Arts are the heart of San Antonio at La Villita with glass blowers, candle making, stained glass, weavers, jewelry, etc. And, every where we ate Tex Mex, different from California Mex. The best River Walk in Texas, on the San Antonio River right through the middle of town. Cooling, breathtaking.

Then to Austin, to visit the State Capital building, the Governor’s Mansion, LBJ Library, the amazing Bishops Palace resembles Chateau of France. George didn’t want to see a bunch of bats, but I’d heard about Mexican bats living under a bridge in Austin and I worked to convince him. It helped to have a nearby journalism  museum.  We sat on the grassy banks of the river. When it got dark, the bats flowed out in waves of millions swooping up and down the river, wave, after wave, after wave.

Once we got home, the thing that impressed him the most of our entire trip was the bats. I enjoyed his enthusiasm for the bats, as he told everyone we met about them.

My favorite experiences from that trip? The bats, the funeral museum and the San Antonio river walk. American diversity, every state a marvel.

 

 

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San Antonio, Texas – Day 4

Mary remains at home in California tending to medical and personal business issues. She has made her airline reservations to join me at Harlingen, Texas on January 3, 2013.

The motorhome is parked at the Fraternal Order of Eagles #70 about 15 miles from downtown. I will depart later this morning. I was last in San Antonio in 1979. It is located at 513 feet of elevation and has a population of 1,144,646. To read more about San Antonio you need to click this link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Antonio

Yesterday I visited the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. It has five missions all along the San Antonio River over a distance of about 15 miles south of San Antonio. All the missions are more or less about three miles apart from each other. Here is the official government website…
http://www.nps.gov/saan/index.htm

I wrote a Blog entry about the first mission I visited two days ago…Mission San Antonio de Valero also known as The Alamo. In case you missed that post, here’s the link…
http://wp.me/pDCku-6kE

I visited the other four missions yesterday, starting with Mission Concepcion…considered to be in the best condition of the four. Here’s the official website link…
http://www.nps.gov/saan/planyourvisit/concepcion.htm

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

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To see the other 18 photos of Mission Concepcion, click this Picasa Web Album link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/MissionConcepcionSanAntonioTexas

Second stop was at Mission San Jose…considered to be the most beautiful of the four. Here’s the official website link…
http://www.nps.gov/saan/planyourvisit/sanjose.htm

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To see the other 35 photos of Mission San Jose, click this Picasa Web Album link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/MissionSanJoseSanAntonioTexas

Third stop was at Mission San Juan which was in the process of being restored so I did not get to go inside. Here’s the official website link…
http://www.nps.gov/saan/planyourvisit/sanjuan.htm

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To see the other 5 photos of Mission San Juan, click this Picasa Web Album link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/MissionSanJuanSanAntonioTexas

The final stop was at Mission Espada. It’s a smaller mission and a Wednesday wedding was just concluding as I arrived. Here’s the official website link…
http://www.nps.gov/saan/planyourvisit/espada.htm

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To see the other 9 photos of Mission Espada, click this Picasa Web Album link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/MissionEspadaSanAntonioTexas

Enjoying beautiful old missions is another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Texas. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

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If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2012
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

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