Boy were we glad we waited to go to the Alamo until this morning - the temperature was WAY better than it was last evening, plus I'm not even sure they are open in the evening. It was a very interesting place, with a museum that had many artifacts from the early 1800's. I think one display was the most fascinating - it had a clear glass round locket that contained a lock from Davie Crockett's hair, and it had Jim Bowie's personal Bowie knives, and Sam Houston's shaving mug. I would have loved to have taken a picture of that particular display, but they allowed no photos to be taken in the musuem. There was a guy that gave about a 15 minute talk in the courtyard of the basic history of the Alamo that was quite fascinating. So here are a few shots of us listening to him, and then a shot of all 6 of us at the front of the Alamo:
By 11:00am we were already starting to melt and we had pretty much seen everything we wanted to see, so we headed back to the campground, got packed up, and headed out towards Dallas. We were originally going to stop in Austin, but then decided to drive on through to Dallas. The kids loved seeing the Dallas skyline as I was driving in. One snafu happened about 1/2 mile from our campground when I made a slight mistake and turned into a place where there was no turn around. So we had to unhook the car, unhook the tow dolly, then turn the camper around and put the tow dolly back on the camper. Ooops! My brother lives in Dallas, so we hooked up with he and his youngest son and some friends of his and had an impromptu cookout! Once again - didn't think about taking much pictures, but I did get Nicole to snap this one shot of me and my brother! Hope everyone is having a great weekend!
Tim & Jodie