Saturday, April 25, 2009
Leaving Louisiana behind, we continued westward and entered the great state of Texas. I wish I had a picture of the 14+ lanes of freeways and expressways and interchanges in and around Houston. That was some insane roadways, boys and girls! Houston is notorious for some of the worst traffic in the nation, but I think traveling through the area on a Saturday proved advantageous. We made it through and past this sprawling--and I do mean s...p...r...a...w...l...i...n...g--metropolis in no time. The destination for the day: San Antonio. The goal: to photograph the Alamo--scene of the battle for Texas independence from Mexico. Unfortunately, it was Fiesta San Antonio, which meant the streets around the Alamo were closed and traffic was horrific. So, we skipped the Alamo and went down to the southern end of the city to see the missions down there.
Mission San Jose y San Miguel De Aguayo is "the queen of the missions" and begins a line of missions established by the Spanish in 1720 along the San Antonio river. We visited Mission San Juan and Mission Concepcion.
Photo copyright: Janet Kincaid, 04/09