And on the 3rd day…

alamo-fron2tThe attack on the Alamo lasted 13 days and it so happens that we were here  on the 3rd day  anniversary,  173 Alamo plaqueyears after the attack.   The final day of the fight for the Alamo was March 6, 1836.  Although the fort sees over 2.5 million visitors a year we certainly didn’t feel rushed or crowded.  The rest of the story, well you can probably find it on Wikipedia…

Texas rangersWe also visited the Texas Ranger museum.  The Texas Rangers are the oldest law enforcement organization on the North American continent.  Known for utilizing horses, rope and whatever it took to bring their crook to justice.  Such as the final days of Bonnie and Clyde where a few of the Texas Rangers were involved.  Bonnie and Clydes hole mobileThe Sheriff is out...Tracy and her Texan

It should be noted that this museum full of artifacts and stories of bravery was next to the Buckhorn Saloon.  Seeing as it was 89 degrees today in San Antone (local slang) we took respite on a stool in the saloon and looked over all the dead things on the wall – hunted by locals, even the elephant!…… so we were told by the bartender.

Dead things on wallBuckhorn saloon, San Antonio

 

 

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