The River Walk
This is the place where the bones of the heroes of the Alamo rest. It’s inside the vestibule of the Catholic Church in the next picture.
The River Walk, again.
This tree was HUGE, and CRAZY. Many of its branches rest on the ground, on the roofs of nearby buildings, and on the wall surrounding the Alamo.
This cactus is enormous.
More of the crazy tree.
More River Walk
We took a boat tour and I’d recommend it. In the picture above, you can see one of the boats we took.
People have to fall into the water all the time. With twists and turns in the path like this, and the AMPLE drinking establishments along the way, people must fall in often. Luckily its only a few feet deep.
This building was made to look one dimensional from this angle. It’s a hospital.
More of the River Walk
The trees were full of these egret/heron-like birds. They were pretty big and very busy building nests.
This was so interesting. It’s a fig tree growing out of a wall. It doesn’t have a trunk or roots. It isn’t growing through the wall, it actually sprouted in the wall.
What’s interesting about the missions is they are all working Catholic Parishes, except for the Alamo. In one, they had an active daycare. Keep in mind, these buildings were built in the 1700s!
Whenever we visit a National Park, I always get stamps for my “passport.”