Tuesday, July 31, 2007

remember the alamo

My parents were in town for a visit this week. We had a great time going to NASA, playing games, and going out to dinner. We also made a road trip to San Antonio for the weekend. We had a great time exploring the old missions, strolling along the river walk, and eating good Mexican food.

Mom, me, and Dad inside the courtyard surrounding the Alamo.

Lonnie and me in front of the Alamo.

San Antonio's Riverwalk is a beautiful area right in the middle of the city. The Riverwalk is lined with restaurants, pretty gardens, and interesting architecture.

Sparkly pinatas in the Mi Tierra restaurant.
Mexican culture is more openly displayed in San Antonio than in Houston. Part of the difference is because there are so many cultural backgrounds in Houston that the Mexican culture is part of a panorama of many cultures rather than the focus, as in San Antonio.

The Mision San Jose is the biggest and most beautiful of all the San Antonio missions. They call it the Queen of the missions.

Although many of the buildings are in ruins, the chapel is still used today.

My favorite guy and me in front of the chapel.

Me and my mom in her Southern Bell sun hat.

My parents were in town for about a week. It always feels so quiet when they leave. My parents never stop going. Because none of their kids live near them, they are constantly traveling to be around their kids. We have only lived here in Texas for five months, and they have already come to visit twice. My parents have always shown a great example to me of how important family is.


  1. How weird is it that you are recreating my childhood. There is nothing like San Antonio in July! You will have to go back during Thanksgiving. We would always spend Thanksgiving in Banduras and go into San Anton for the "lighting of the river" the day after Thanksgiving.

  2. I've heard that the lights around Christmas are amazing. It is a magical place.

    Relive your childhood. Come visit!

  3. Hi Sweetie, Dad and I had so much fun coming to Texas and being with you and Lonnie. What fun it was to go to San Antonio and visit the river walk. I'd recommend to anyone visiting there to go to a restaurant on the street side. I loved looking down and seeing everyone walking by. I hope we can get back to Texas in the fall, too.