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

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

    • onestreetshy December 14, 2012 / 7:57 am

      I will never be “done” with Italy my friend. Though I have been back in the states since late October and back to work. I am now beginning to plan a trip to either Spain or Turkey. Although I am back in Italy in Jan for a short visit with friends 🙂

      • Vincent Mars December 14, 2012 / 8:01 am

        You have too much time to travel.

        If I were you, I’d go to an adequate country. Iceland. 😉

        • onestreetshy December 14, 2012 / 8:05 am

          Too funny Vincent…..I was just discussing Iceland yesterday! I know a man who’s been multiple times and absolutely loves it. I found out that if you travel through Iceland on Icelandic Air you can actually stop over in Iceland for a few days on your way somewhere else and there is no charge. Not bad at all..

          • Vincent Mars December 14, 2012 / 8:07 am

            I myself plan to settle in Iceland in the future.

            I have heard fire-breathing dragons still live there.

            It’s a good place for you. Plenty of feminists in Iceland.

          • onestreetshy December 14, 2012 / 8:10 am

            Perhaps they are not really fire-breathing dragons – but feminists instead

        • onestreetshy December 14, 2012 / 8:06 am

          and there is never too much time to travel….

  1. gotasté December 14, 2012 / 7:45 am

    miss hearing from you..

    • onestreetshy December 14, 2012 / 7:55 am

      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.

      • gotasté December 16, 2012 / 7:31 am

        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 🙂

  2. Wendell A. Brown December 14, 2012 / 8:27 pm

    As i started reading your post pee wee herman came to mind also…I had to laugh, wonderful pictures, seems to have been a worthwhile trip especially with you enjoying yourself!!!.

    • onestreetshy December 17, 2012 / 7:03 pm

      Perhaps I should have pulled out my fake ear and said, “What? What?” hahahahaha

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