Her first day here we went into San Antonio to see the Alamo. We now know that a 15 1/2year old girl is not exactly thrilled to be seeing it, especially since she "learned about it in books". Oh well, so that was not a winner.
It was a hot 97degrees and muggy for these pics and she just about melted. We learned that the Alamo is considered a shrine by Texans. No buildings around it cast a shadow on it at any time in honor of those who died there.
After that we went to lunch along the RiverWalk in AC comfort. then did the River cruise in the afternoon. Still hot, but lots of shade along the river so more comfortable.
After that it was time for some ice cream before heading home to the Roulotte.
Next day we were off to Austin to visit the French Legation house, the Texas State Cemetery and the Capitol building. It was of course hot, so again a tough day until we got to the Capital building, which Jess found to be interesting and cool.
|honoring Texans who died on 9/11|
|sections of steel from Ground Zero|
Finally after 2 hot days, it was time to go to Corpus Christi or as the Texans call it " the Redneck Riviera". I kid you not! Well we all agreed it was not the Riviera and we all know that for a fact!
We did manage to get a hotel right on the beach and right next to the USS Lexington. Great fun walking the beach, but no swimming in the Gulf since it was full of jellyfish now. oh well, we had a pool and hot tub outside that was plenty of fun for Jess and I. We spent 3 nights there and were totally enjoying the cooler weather, especially in the evening when we could hang out on our balcony and watch waves. We even saw a wedding taking place on the beach right outside our hotel.
|USS Lexington was a 6 min walk on the beach from our hotel|
|going down to view below decks|
|wedding on the beach|
Next day we went to the Corpus Christi Art Museum to see a Norman Rockwell show that was happening now. It was actually a photographer who loved Rockwell and included his work with the photos to show the continuation of life as seen by Rockwell. Quite a nice art museum and Jess really enjoyed the works on display.
After that, some walking along the beach walk for a while, till we all decided we were too hot and needed to go swimming.
By the time we left CC we were totally tired and had had quite a bit of sun. Spent quiet evening sitting outside the Roulotte in the evening cool.
Her last full day, Monday, we went for a hike in the morning cool, rested during the heat of the day and then went to a "hole in the wall" for some incredible BBQ. We got complimentary ribs since we were newbies and all agreed they were incredibly delicious.
Great vacation for Jess and great time for all of us. Ended too soon, but we will do this again some place else in the country.
Bye for now,
Michelle and Fred
Traveling the country so you don't have to!