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Saturday, March 5, 2016

The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas

Aloha Everyone,

Going out of our comfort zone, J.J. and I took the public bus to the downtown, San Antonio.

We met Tim and Shelly from Minnesota at the bus stop located just across from the KOA gated entrance.

San Antonio Living History Association presents the siege and battle of The Alamo to visitors. This event occurs on the first Saturday of the month in Alamo Plaza. J.J. and I happened to arrive at the plaza just as spectators and actors were settling down for the program to commence.

Billie from New Mexico was my sidewalk neighbor while we watched the reenactment of the Battle of the Alamo. Billie's ancestor came to the United States with the Conquistadores from Spain. Wise with a broad knowledge and understanding of the world as she lived abroad with her husband who was in the military. We conversed about the roles of Tejano volunteers and myopic views of some people who prefer to remain isolated.

Joe's Crab Shack on the Riverwalk was our lunch stop. J.J. ordered fried calamaris appetizer and a steamed pot consist of mainly crawfish and shrimps. As you can see J.J. loves his seafood prepared in the Cajan style. I was happy with spicy corn and potatoes.

J.J. and I probably walked for about 90 minutes to and around The Alamo. We therefore keep our evening walk along the Salado Creek Trail that runs along the KOA campground to about half an hour before dinner.

Aloha -- Cathi