Mision San Antonio De Valero – San Antonio, Texas

I spent the last few days in San Antonio, Texas.  My hotel was across the street from The Alamo and at night I sat in front of my hotel window staring at the Christmas lights and people surrounding it.  It seemed odd – that the “Mision San Antonio de Valero,” or “The Alamo” built almost two hundred nineteen years ago would be surrounded by hotels, shopping, restaurants and  cheap trinket stores today.  Yet there I was on the ninth floor of a large hotel, sipping tea while resting in a leather club chair, mesmerized by the lights that surround The Alamo.

After my morning walk and coffee I found myself standing in front of The Alamo, giggling to myself as I watched a small group following a tour guide.  I kept picturing Pee Wee Herman in Pee Wee’s Big Adventure asking Jan Hooks, who played the tour guide in the movie, where the basement was.

No matter my giggles over Pee Wee, I still left with a sort of strange feeling…What trail was it that was blazed anyway?

Alamo - Jennifer Allison

Alamo – Jennifer Allison

Alamo III - Jennifer Allison

Alamo III – Jennifer Allison

Alamo III - Jennifer Allison

Alamo III – Jennifer Allison

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12 thoughts on “Mision San Antonio De Valero – San Antonio, Texas

    • thank you 🙂 It’s been a crazy holiday season so far and I’ve been sequestered in my studio working on a piece or with family. I’ve missed writing though and have found…I have much more to write about! I do believe you’ll be hearing from me much much more.

      • Glad to know you are well Jennifer. Nothing is more precious than to spend time with your family. Looking forward to your writings again. Kind of miss you around in my notifications 🙂
        Danny

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