Our visit in Texas was in the city you see below!
Below, The Alamo plays a very important part of Texas history in America.
Mexico's Independence, Texas' Revolution involving the Battle of the Alamo, the Republic of Texas, Texas' joining the United States, joining the Confederacy, and the commercial development into what it is today are just some of the history of this powerful state in America.
"The Alamo's history begins with the arrival of the Spanish explorers in the New World by the early 1500's." (The Alamo by Stephen Ortman)
Upon our visit inside, we were not allowed to take pictures of the inside due to respect for the sanctuary.
Before our visit to The Alamo we passed by this monument called the "Cenotaph: Spirit of Sacrifice" that displayed those brave men that were involved with Texas' development into what it is today.
This is the city hall as we passed through the town.
While we were at The Alamo we toured the gardens around it. Jane stands under a papaya tree.
The garden was really beautiful.
The shade was very welcoming to Alice and Jane on this hot August day.
No one would want to fall into this cactus patch!
Above are the six flags that have flown over Texas. Many countries wanted to claim this land for their own.
A native to Texas (we have them here in Florida too!) The armadillo is a strange sight to see, but its skin is even stranger to feel! It's tougher than leather, like feeling an automobile tire!
From Texas we headed to Louisiana!