Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Remember the Alamo
Unbeknownst to me, the Alamo is not just one ancient mission but actually a large compound where 200 men fought and died for 13 days against General Santa Ana's army. I am not well acquainted with Alamo history and what I do know was gleaned from watching John Wayne's version back in grade school. The actual mission is fairly small but very beautiful. We all enjoyed the fairly short and free walking tour and I loved the reverent aspect of the notices posted upon entering the church: silence in respect to those who gave their lives, remove your hats, no photos or videos. I think more tourist places ought to be like that.