Thursday, January 29, 2009

Wednesday, January 28, 2009
We began our day by making the journey to the heart of downtown San Antonio to the Alamo. 189 Texas defenders held out against Mexican General Santa Anna's 4000 troops for 13 days in their claim for Texas independence.The highlight was the reenlistment of Staff Sgt "Davey Crockett" which included a small ceremony for the event. Made us proud to be an American and remember how thankful we are to have the American soldiers willing to protect us all.Overall San Antonio is a pretty town with the Riverwalk crossing below many streets. Wish we had more time so I could shop!Around 2pm we headed for Houston, TX. It was to be a 3 hr drive until we came into Texas style rush hour traffic through DT Houston and settled into a long drive cross town to the hotel in Kemah TX which is on the far Southeatern side of Houston became a 4 and a half hr drive and by the time we arrived we couldn't see straight! More tomorrow but Our hotel looks out on Galveston Bay. Nice!


  1. Galveston is where the volunteers are heading this year to help them recover from last year's storm. Are things back to normal there?

  2. It's a work in progress. Seems to be getting there at least what little we saw/